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Preventing Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)

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Read about the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases, or STDs.
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This article talks about understanding and preventing std. This article to me doesnt advertise the main ways of preventing STD's. It says things like If you have a problem with drug or alcohol abuse, get help, people who are drunk or on drugs often fail to have safe sex, which is not focusing on the main prevention methods like early detection.

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Chlamydia

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This article provides information about chlamydia testing, symptoms and treatment. One of the more scary things that was mentiones was around 70% females and 50% males with chlamydia have no symptoms, so may pass an infection on without knowing. This is scary becuase of the last section of the sentence, some people may pass on chlamydia without knowing and so many more people could be affected. Another thing that suprised me about this article is testing for chlamydia is easy and may just require a urine sample. 

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One in eight youth deaths due to alcohol, report

One in eight youth deaths due to alcohol, report | Emily's Year 9 Journal | Scoop.it
One in eight deaths of Australians aged under 25 is now related to alcohol consumption, experts say.
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This article shows tells us that 20 per cent of Australians are now drinking at levels that put them at risk of lifetime harm from injury or disease. They also says an estimated $800 million is spent on public order and safety by local governments, and insurance administration costs related to alcohol were at least $185 million. This is big figures and show that alchol is a huge problem in many people life if the that amount of money is being spent

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'Lifestyle' diseases the world's biggest killer

'Lifestyle' diseases the world's biggest killer | Emily's Year 9 Journal | 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 says how 63% of global death are due to lifestyle diseases, and in that 63%, 80% are in a low or medium income household according to the WHO organisation. 63% is quite a high number on a global scale and it is quite suprising how prominante lifestlye are. Also the fact that 80% are because of low or medium income households promotes a problem. Another thing that I can take from this article is that 9 million of the 36 million people who die every year because of non-communicable diseases die before the age of 60 years. That is a scary figure and shows that it needs to be a thing that is a issue in places like parliment and needs to be taught by parents to thier children

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Alcohol putting teens at sex risk

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Teenagers who drink to excess more likely to engage in risky sexual behaviour, study says.
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This article shows you the affects that binge drinking can have and how it puts you in risk or sexual intercorse. It includes a number of statitics that show you risky binge drinking is for the first time you have sexual intercourse. I think this article shows you that going out with friends could turn into trouble very quickly

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Binge-Drinking While You're Young Hurts The Brain

Binge-Drinking While You're Young Hurts The Brain | Emily's Year 9 Journal | Scoop.it
Binge drinking when you're young could have negative effects on your brain later on in life, according to a review of studies published in the journal Cortex.
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This article tells you about how binge drinking when you are younger could affect your braincells in later life. I think this article is a good article because it shows you the later issues you could have in life if you overdrink as a teenager. 

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Alcoholic Drinking Among Australian Teens Still Prevalent, Younger Teen Drinking Drops

Alcoholic Drinking Among Australian Teens Still Prevalent, Younger Teen Drinking Drops | Emily's Year 9 Journal | Scoop.it
A survey of 25,000 Australian high school students has found that alcoholic drinking among younger teens 12 to 15 years dropped. However, those considered older teens aged 16 to 17 continued to consume alcohol in much riskier levels.
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This Article shows some statistics telling us about teenagers drinking. It also gives some statements by the Cancer Council. It tells says that the 12-15 year olds drinking have dropped by 16-17 year olds amount have stayed steadily. 

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Emily Nugara's comment, May 21, 2013 7:26 AM
I think this article is usefull because it shows what ages our society still needs to improve on.
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Our teen boozers - Knox Weekly

Our teen boozers
Knox Weekly
He said that while enjoying a drink with the family before turning 18 may avoid future drinking problems in Mediterranean countries, it did not work in Australia because of its 'binge drinking' culture.
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This Article show some stagering statisics which say that parents allow there children do drink moderatley as a young teen. They then justify this by saying that if they dont use this kind of method that there children will rebel and binge drink behind there back. The statistics said 50% admitted to drinking alcohol at the age of 13! The Article also said that research shows that many bottle shops still supply alcohol to people under the age of 18, by not checking there i.d. 

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How can smoking affect your health?

Cancers
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This article tells you how smoking raises your risk of heart disease and stroke, damages your lungs, causes other health problems and it affects your reproductive health. I believe the scariest part of this article is that is can affect every part of your body. To worsening poor blood flow in the arms and legs to damaging a woman’s reproductive health. It is quite a scary thought and i wonder why 16% of people in NSW are current smokers.

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Hepatitis B – Get Informed of the Deadly Virus

Hepatitis B – Get Informed of the Deadly Virus | Emily's Year 9 Journal | Scoop.it
Meeti, 21, was diagnosed with “jaundice.” After 3 days of treatment she lost consciousness, admitted to a hospital, and was diagnosed with deadly hepatitis B. She had liver cirrhosis and her parent...
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This article talk all about Heptatis B. It explains how Heptatis is the infection of the liver and some cases lead to death. Three types of hepatitis can be sexual transmitted and the most common of those are Hepatatis B (HBV). It is transmitted through semen, vaginal fluids,  blood and urine and is common in ages 20 to 49. Every year 600,000 people die because of this disease. The most outstanding result in this article is that 600,000 people died every year.

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Truths of Life : Lifestyle Diseases

Truths of Life : Lifestyle Diseases | Emily's Year 9 Journal | Scoop.it
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This article explains lifestlye disease and focus's heavily on Environment and Technology. It talks about how

Lifestlye diseases include atherosclerosis, heart disease, stroke, obesity, type 2 diabetes and all these diseases are the results of smoking and alcohol abuse. Lifestyle diseases are becoming more common presently, because of countries become more developed.  I knew all this information before but what really suprised and made me relise the dangers of the disease is the fact that for the first time in history these lifestyle diseases kill more people than infectious ones.
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Study shows half of Australia's 17-year-olds binge drink

Study shows half of Australia's 17-year-olds binge drink | Emily's Year 9 Journal | Scoop.it
THEY are not old enough to drink legally but half the nation's Year 11 students are binge drinkers and one in four are compulsive drinkers who at times lose the ability to stop consuming alcohol.
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I think this article is quite scary to think that people that are not under the legal age are already regular binge drinkers and some ever compulsive drinkers. It shows many statistics and one of them which i find very confronting is that 26% of teenagers that took the survey admit to experience compulsive drinking in the last 12 months! I think this article is a confronting one and is needed to be read by younger teens to help them understand why teachers and parents try and educate them on binge drinking

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Binge drinkers face liver transplants

Binge drinkers face liver transplants | Emily's Year 9 Journal | Scoop.it
WA's top liver doctors are warning of a looming disaster from the State's binge-drinking culture, as more people face the prospect of premature liver damage and the need for a transplant.
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This article again shows the long term affects that binge drinking can have on you. However this article focuses on this liver, it says that fatty liver disease is higlhy common to adults that have binge drinked in the teenager years.  I think that this article is a good article because it shows another side to binger drinking - later life.

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Fall in teenage binge drinking

Fall in teenage binge drinking | Emily's Year 9 Journal | Scoop.it
Australia's brewers, ramping up their campaign against government-mandated warnings on alcohol products, have seized on the nation's latest and largest survey on teenagers' drinking habits to declare that it ''dispels the myth that there is an...
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This article shows you the updated statitics of binge drinking compared to the new ones. It shows there has been a drop in teenagers binge drinking however there is still a number of teenagers still binge drinking. It also tells yous some research that has been done to help this cause. I think this article is helpful because you can see that the message is getting out to teenagers and the ones that it is not there are making ways to help them

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Can Binge Drinking Kill You?

Can Binge Drinking Kill You? | Emily's Year 9 Journal | Scoop.it
The short and simple answer to whether or not binge drinking can kill you is yes. Binge drinking is very dangerous, and depending on how much you drink at once, even your first experience binge drinking can be fatal.
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This article tells you about the question that everyone wants to know. Can Binge Drinking kill you and the anwer is yes! It tells you about the problems it can cause your body and what happens to your body when you binge drink. 

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Emily Nugara's comment, May 21, 2013 7:27 AM
I think article is very helpful because i think that many teenagers think that binge drinking can not do any real harm to there body. This article explains to them how it can.