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'Lifestyle' diseases the world's biggest killer

'Lifestyle' diseases the world's biggest killer | Health | Scoop.it
The World Health Organisation says lifestyle diseases are now the leading cause of death around the world.
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This article backs up the previous one however, it is even MORE challenging as it states that decisions such as 'tobacco use, poor diet and the harmful use of alcohol,' are now the WORLD'S biggest cause of death. "9 million of the 36 million people who die every year because of lifestyle diseases die before the age of 60 years." This just reinforces the expanse of deaths caused by bad choices. Lifestyle diseases, such as heart disease, strokes, cancers, chronic lung cancer and diabetes, make up for over 63% of deaths worldwide! It also states that rapid urbanisation and globalisation are main causes of these lifestyle diseases. This is so because of the increase of access to fast food, cigarettes and alcohol for adults and especially teenagers. The earlier you start making these bad decisions, the less likely you will live. I believe this is what the message of the article is so I also believe it is very successful in promoting that message.

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Teenage pregnancy - Better Health Channel

Teenage pregnancy - Better Health Channel | Health | Scoop.it
Fewer teenage women are giving birth now in comparison to the 1970s. This is most likely because of improvements in the availability of contraception, access to abortion and improvements in sexuality education.
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As seen in the article that addresses innactivity in teenage girls, the Better Health Channel website provides a broad range of information of health and general well-being. For teenage pregnancy, the website states overall information about why it happens and issues that can arise from teenage pregnancy. Some of the main problems are options when someone finds out they are pregnant, the complications that it can have and the social issues that it can have on the young mother, surounding family and the child. This article is helpful as it provides information as to where you can seek help, as well as the website itself that contains important general information. 

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Teenage girls - getting them active - Better Health Channel

Teenage girls - getting them active - Better Health Channel | Health | Scoop.it
Most girls drop their rate of physical activity once they reach adolescence. Physical activity is an important part of health and wellbeing, and girls should remain active as they grow up.
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I think this topic is extremely important because it can dramtically affect many teenagers. As seen in the article that states heart disease and lower life expectancy are caused by innactivity, we can see that exercise is a crutial part of everyday life. However, this is not the case for many female teenagers. The reasons for this are written in this article and so are the rewards for physical exercise. This identifies the issues and then encourages readers (if they are female teenagers) of the benefits that simple exercise can bring to you. I believe that through this article, the issue of teenage girls and lack of exercise can be recognised and reduced. 

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Aussie teenage heart disease time bomb – look out families!

Aussie teenage heart disease time bomb – look out families! | Health | Scoop.it
Lower your risk of a heart attack or stroke
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'Aussie teenage heart disease time bomb.' This heading immediately confronts viewers, especially those that are teenagers. This then results in the viewers finding out why this is the case - all because of lack of exercise and poor diets. Only 14 per cent of 12,000 students were found eating the required amount of vegetables and fruit. By simply not eating 3 serves of fruit or 5 serves of veggies, the life expectancy will continue to decrease. And when paired with the lack of 60 minutes of exercise a day, this can significantly lower life expectancy because of the potential of heart disease. "The high school students of today will grow up to be the heart attack victims of tomorrow." By the fear created in this sentence and throughout the article, this provides vital information for teenagers so they can change their ways and live a longer, healthier and happier life.

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Teen sugary drink consumption linked to risk factors for diabetes and heart disease | MRC HNR

Teen sugary drink consumption linked to risk factors for diabetes and heart disease | MRC HNR | Health | Scoop.it
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Soft drinks are very involved in some children's and teenager's lives. Therefore, I believe this article is extremely important to read. It states that soft drinks create the higher potential for diabetes, heart disease and obesity in adults and even young people who are not overweight. It is no lie that sugar is bad for us however, through statistics, this article states the consequences for young people and effectively gets the message across.
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Diabetes and Other Lifestyle Diseases Are Now Leading Causes of Death: Study

Diabetes and Other Lifestyle Diseases Are Now Leading Causes of Death: Study | Health | Scoop.it
Today’s generation will mostly likely die from diabetes and other non-communicable diseases (NCD) rather than from infectious diseases like measles or AIDS.
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This article states that the modern lifestyle is having a major impact in the health of society. This modern lifestyle refers to consumption of fatty and salty foods, smoking, alcohol and lack of exercise - all things that we can choose to avoid. It's sad to think that bad choices in daily living can result in earlier death. This is what I believe the article successfully achieves. "Studies have shown that healthy aging begins in the womb so the parent's health will determine the health of the unborn child later in life." So your actions can make your child more vulnerable to the consequences of this 'modern lifestyle.' Through confronting sentences, the purpose of the article is achieved as people are almost FORCED to change their habits so they protect their present or future family from the affects of their bad decisions. 

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Overweight teenagers run risk of liver disease

Overweight teenagers run risk of liver disease | Health | Scoop.it
Australian teenagers are becoming so overweight they are doing the type of damage to their livers that would normally be seen in older alcoholics, researchers have found.
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"The researchers discovered a condition called fatty liver disease, which is normally found in older people who are overweight or obese, heavy drinkers, or have chronic conditions such as hepatitis." This line creates fear in my mind as it creates the possibility of suffering from a condition that people over double my age have. This 'fear' that is created in the article attracts the attention of teenagers to help them see the consequences that being overweight can lead to. Additonal things such as bowel and breast cancer are also caused by obesity and since these things have a prominent role in our society, they may be able to reach more teenagers and allow them to understand how important a healthy lifestyle is. 

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Report reveals jump in HIV infection rate

Report reveals jump in HIV infection rate | Health | Scoop.it
Experts are calling for action after an alarming rise in the number of HIV cases across Australia.
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This article focuses on the increase in HIV and AIDS in Australia. The reason is simply brought down to unsafe sex due to unknown consequences. For example, people that cannot fall pregnant see no use in the use of protection however, this article by the ABC addresses this and provides statistics to get the message across of how many people it affects. Many think that because of the new 'treatment' or ability to manage the infection, there is no need for protection. This article states why this is not the case and the consequences that can arise by having sex without using protection.

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Teenage smoking is on the rise

Teenage smoking is on the rise | Health | Scoop.it
DESPITE the mountains of information warning us of the dangers of smoking, young Australians are lighting up in droves.
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There is no doubt that smoking seriously damages your health. This article states the reasons why teenagers are constantly increasing their smoking habits - peer pressure, price and packaging. By knowing thw causes, we can better reduce the affects. 'An addictive, lethal product that's killing 15,000 Australians each year.' Immediately, this line shows the shocking consequences that cigarettes have. Therefore this article is effective in making teenagers want to avoid smoking and realise the enticement used which can then be easily identified and eluded.

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Teaching girls to prioritise function over form for better body image

Teaching girls to prioritise function over form for better body image | Health | Scoop.it
The body is a gateway to experiencing and exploring the world. It’s the first thing people see when they look at us and it’s the canvas on which we express who we are.
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Teenage girls focus a lot about how their body looks so I believe this article acknowledges that our bodies are the gateway to experiencing the world and can negatively affect our life and opinions if we do not accept it. As well as statistics, this article defines why girls dislike their bodies and the ways to combat this - through physical activity. It also describes role models - girls that not only accept, but love their bodies - and shows us how we too can gain this self-confidence. I believe it is how healthy our body is rather than how it looks and this article successfully addresses this.
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