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Girls aged five worry about their body image, say MPs

Girls aged five worry about their body image, say MPs | Lauren ONeill Year 9 Journal | Scoop.it

this is a sad article that states that over half of the united kingdoms population have serious negative and unhealthy body image problems, with children as young as 5 worrying about their weight and appearance

 

this unhealthy body image is affecting your progress at school or work .

the report concludes that half of girls and a third of boys aged 14 have been on a diet to change their body shape, with children and teenagers exhibiting their parents' own anxieties.

 

the report also covers the rising rates in cosmetic surgery amongst younger boys and girls.

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'Lifestyle' diseases the world's biggest killer - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

'Lifestyle' diseases the world's biggest killer - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Lauren ONeill Year 9 Journal | Scoop.it

This article discusses how lifestyle diseases are now the leading cause of death around the world, especially developing countries.

it is believed apon research that lifestyle diseases are responsible for 63 per cent of global deaths. this is an extremely large percentage.

it also has other fasinating statistics about this troubling issue.

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Nicholas Grozdanov's curator insight, November 14, 2013 12:05 AM

Dr Ala Alwan said lifestyle diseases are responsible for 63 per cent of global deaths based on WHO's estimates for 2008. Which is an enormous amount. The main causes of the lifestyle disease are tabacoo, poor diet and hurmful amounts of alcohol.

having tabacoo and harmful use of alcohol abd lead to many bad diseases such as diabetes.

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Sexually transmitted diseases lead to infertility

Sexually transmitted diseases lead to infertility | Lauren ONeill Year 9 Journal | Scoop.it

You are well aware of the fact that the woman is more infected to the STD’s than the man. Due to this she has to remain quite careful so that she can protect herself from the situations like this in which she have to answer the questions of people. STD’s and pregnancy have a very close relation with each other. Most of the time during the pregnancy the woman may face the STD’s.

 

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this source is brief but has some interesting statistics and information about STI's, what they are and the rates of STI's in the population


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Obesity Could Be Infectious

Obesity Could Be Infectious | Lauren ONeill Year 9 Journal | Scoop.it
We've heard obesity can be "spread" between friends when we copy each other's eating habits, but a new study in mice suggests obesity could actually be infectious.

 

this was an interesting scientific study were mice brought up on a fatty western diet and where then placed in a cage full of healthy mice, these healthy mice soon grew fatter and as unhealthy as the originally unhealthy mice, especially in the liver.

These scientest now are testing to see if the same thing occurs in humans.


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Does losing weight help prevent heart attacks for people with type 2 diabetes?

Does losing weight help prevent heart attacks for people with type 2 diabetes? | Lauren ONeill Year 9 Journal | Scoop.it

People with type 2 diabetes who maintained a weight-loss of 5 percent of their starting weight over four years saw improvements in blood sugar control, sleep apnea, mobility and HDL cholesterol.

Despite those benefits, however, researchers were surprised to find no difference in the rates of heart attacks, chest pain and death from cardiovascular causes between the exercise group and the comparison group of type 2 diabetes patients who did not lose weight.

 

As reported by the MedPage Today, the large federal study named Look AHEAD (Action for Health in Diabetes) was stopped two years early because the intensive program of weight-loss did not help with its main objective of reducing cardiovascular events.

 

But before you conclude there is no point in losing weight, the researchers caution that the reasons there was no difference between the two groups are unclear. Dr. Mary Evans, director of special projects at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases suggested that it may be that people who volunteer for such a study, may be healthier to begin with than the general population with type 2 diabetes.

 

Dr. John Buse, director of the University of North Carolina’s diabetes center and former president of the American Diabetes Association, told the New York Times, that when they complete the analysis, it may be that the regular medications that both groups were taking before and during the study to reduce cholesterol and blood pressure may be so powerful as to overshadow the positive effects of weight loss and exercise on cardiovascular risk.

 

In the study, 5,145 overweight or obese people with type 2 diabetes were randomly assigned to either a strict diet and exercise program or to a comparison group that only received general health information in addition to usual care.

 

Patients had to have their blood pressure under at least moderate control (160/100 mmHg), HbA1c levels less than or equal to 11 percent, and fasting triglycerides concentration less than 600 mg/dL. The trial included those with and without a history of cardiovascular disease. Ages ranged from 45 to 76, and 60 percent were women.

The diet group was restricted to1,200 to 1,800 calories per day depending on their starting weight. In addition they participated in 175 minutes of moderate exercise per week.

 

After 11 years, the two groups had nearly equal rates of heart attacks, strokes and deaths from heart disease.

 

Research has shown that, on average, people with type 2 diabetes have a two-fold higher risk of heart disease than people without the disease. This study was designed to see if diet and exercise in these people would reduce their risk.

 

The results of the study will be analyzed to better understand the links between fitness, weight, diabetes control and heart disease risks.

 

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this was a very interesting article that covers type 2 diabetes and how their lifestyle can effect it. Many people with type 2 diabetes were given different lifestyle resume, differing between a strict diet and exercise program or to a comparison group that only received general health information in addition to usual care and was measured for 11 years.


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Poor body image linked with Facebook time

Poor body image linked with Facebook time | Lauren ONeill Year 9 Journal | Scoop.it
Teenage girls are spending a concerning amount of time on the Internet, potentially leading to low self-esteem and body dissatisfaction, research by Flinders University reveals.

 

This was an extremely interesting article about something that i believed to be completely errelvant can link to positive and negative body image. In this article it discusses how internet, music and 'grooming' can lower your self-esteem, whereas people that do their homework have a more positive self-esteem.

 


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11 Facts About Teen Pregnancy

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The U.S. has the highest teen pregnancy rate in the industrialized world – twice as high as in England or Canada, and ten times higher as in Switzerland.
The U.S. teen pregnancy rate dropped six percent between 2008 and 2009.

 

this article discusses 11 interesting facts about teenage pregnancy. 

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Peers influence adolescent drinking, but not always how you might ...

Peers influence adolescent drinking, but not always how you might ... | Lauren ONeill Year 9 Journal | Scoop.it
"The key short-term consequences of drinking during adolescence are aggression, motor vehicle accidents, unprotected sex, alcohol poisoning, and vandalism," explained Hanneke A.
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Curbing college binge drinking: What role do 'alcohol expectancies ...

Curbing college binge drinking: What role do 'alcohol expectancies ... | Lauren ONeill Year 9 Journal | Scoop.it
According to a new report, “alcohol expectancy challenges,” or social experiments aimed at challenging students' beliefs about the rewards of drinking, can successfully reduce both the quantity of alcohol consumed and the frequency of ...
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Australia can lead the fight against Asia's lifestyle disease epidemic

Australia can lead the fight against Asia's lifestyle disease epidemic | Lauren ONeill Year 9 Journal | Scoop.it
AUSTRALIA IN THE ASIAN CENTURY – A series examining Australia’s role in the rapidly transforming Asian region.

 

this article discusses how Australia can actually help our neighbouring asian countries, China, India and Thailand, lower their lifestyle diseases rates.

this process has already begun thanks to WHO Australia - the World Health Organisation.

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Scientists Identify Strategies to Conquer Lifestyle and Genetic Factors Related to Chronic Diseases

Scientists Identify Strategies to Conquer Lifestyle and Genetic Factors Related to Chronic Diseases | Lauren ONeill Year 9 Journal | Scoop.it

This article discuses how modern lifestyles may trigger physiological defense mechanisms such as asthma, allergies and otheer lifestyle diseases.

they have covered the 10 key areas needed to be researched and have discovered that many transmissible diseases have been effectively eradicated over the last half century, yet there has been a marked increase in chronic inflammatory diseases


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How False Advertising by Big Food Is Driving Obesity

How False Advertising by Big Food Is Driving Obesity | Lauren ONeill Year 9 Journal | Scoop.it
It horrifies me to see people gorging on products marketed as "low fat" that are loaded with carbohydrates and sugar which is more likely to lead to increased weight.

 

This article discusses the use of labels such as 'low fat' and 'low salt' being used incorrectly to diseave the consumer. it also has some interesting and shocking facts such as:

one in three children in the UK are overweight or obese by the age of nine


it highlights the fact that what you read on food packaging may not be 100% truthful.


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Candy at the Cash Register — Obesity & Chronic Disease Risk Factor

Candy at the Cash Register — Obesity & Chronic Disease Risk Factor | Lauren ONeill Year 9 Journal | Scoop.it

A basic misconception has stymied our response to the obesity epidemic: the belief that food-related decisions are consciously and deliberately made. Our reluctance to interfere with or regulate the food environment is a direct consequence of the belief that people's food choices reflect their true desires. However, given the large proportion of people who claim that they want to lose weight and the small proportion who are actually able to do so, we must concede that human behavior doesn't always conform with professed goals. The reality is that food choices are often automatic and made without full conscious awareness. Placement of foods in prominent locations increases the rate at which they're purchased; purchase leads to consumption; and consumption of foods high in sugar, fat, and salt increases the risks of chronic diseases.  Although placement is a factor that is right in front of our noses, we should consider treating it as a hidden risk factor, like carcinogens in water, because placement influences our food choices in a way that is largely automatic and out of our conscious control and that subsequently affects our risk of diet-related chronic diseases.

 

 

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this particular article shows that obesity is not just a 'consious desion' and the way food is placed and where, such as being easily available when waiting in the line at shopping centres, can effect your weight-lose experience. Buy placing the junk food here, you have the opportunity to make an unconcious decision to buy it. This fact can be very dangerous.


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BCHS- Alyssa Snyder's curator insight, February 26, 2013 4:04 PM

Many people believe it is their choice conciously of what they will buy and eat that night for their dinner. Sometimes it isnt, it could possibly be a subconcious decision made when we go to a store and look at the candy surrounding a cash register. Due to the placing of the sweet and sugar-rich foods, we are chosing them more than the nutrisous foods past generations would chose. Many things effect our eating ehaviour though, such as commercials, placings of food, whic many people would not think of as a major thing for chosing food, and also what our parents usually buy. We can prevent this by avoiding those aisles that have suh=gary foods or foods that are attractive to us located in them.

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Top Cancer Causing Foods-Top Anti Cancer Foods

Top Cancer Causing Foods-Top Anti Cancer Foods | Lauren ONeill Year 9 Journal | Scoop.it

this article covers an illustration of the top causing and cancer preventing foods.

as i susspected, unhealthy, fatty, junk foods actually raised your cancer risk, compared to healthy leafy, particularly green vegtables lowering your cancer risk

 

this is an example of how your lifestyle can actually effect serious diseases such as this.

 

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young_people_stis.pdf

this article is about young peopel and STI's.

 

it gives an overview of the STI rates, common STI's and some of the possible risks in contracting them. it is a good source as it is brief yet informative.

it also gives the reader some links on more information on how to raise awareness on this issue.

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Birth Control and Contraception for Teenagers

What is birth control? Information about having sex and the different types of contraception: Barrier methods, the male and female condom.

 

this article covers information on birth control and contraception methods

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mniloerWK | Activity | The F Project

mniloerWK | Activity | The F Project | Lauren ONeill Year 9 Journal | Scoop.it
Minimizing Alcohol Addiction And Abuse Can Be An Constant Fight For School Administrators Recently, 120 university presidents became a member of a motion created for reducing the sipping age group to 18.
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Alcoholism | relationship tips advice

Is usually DSM-IV (the dominant diagnostic document Of psychiatry And moreover psychology) defines alcohol in all forms abuse Whilst repeated Benefit from Furthermore persistent unfavorable consequences.
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Lauren O'Neill's comment, February 13, 2012 8:15 PM
This article discusses the consequences of alcoholism and what happens when you drink to much.it talks about things such as the different cancers that you can get, such as liver cancer. As well as the effects it can have on your relationships.