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Politics of the pill: why we don't have better contraceptives

Politics of the pill: why we don't have better contraceptives | pdhpe term 2 | Scoop.it
More than 50 years after Australian women first had access to the oral contraceptive pill, research into new contraceptives has stalled and women are stuck with new versions of old products to manage their…...
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This article is about the contraceptive pill and asking why we haven't advanced in contraceptive technology. It is informing the audience about how the lack of advancement in the technology of birth control for womenis mostly to do with politics and the values of those in charge of this issue. 
I think that this issue should have more attention because if we are not growing in matters such as this, people will possibly become more ignorant and more problems could ensue. I believe that the choice of what birth control you use should be your choice and your choice only.  

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Teen sleep: Why is your teen so tired? - MayoClinic.com

Teen sleep: Why is your teen so tired? - MayoClinic.com | pdhpe term 2 | Scoop.it
Teen sleep cycles may not match family and school schedules. Help them synchronize.

Via Jacqui Connor
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This article is really informative about sleep-schedules for teens and how to help your child get a better nights sleep. 
As a teenager I can safely say that this information is true and these resolutions are actually really helpful.  If a teenager finds this helpful then I could probably say that as a parent this would be reassuring to hear that other teenagers suffer from similar situations as their child.
Seeing as this problem is so common in teenagers, we are starting to accept it as normal but I think that when teenagers stop sleeping as much it has a massive effect on other parts of their lives such as energy for school, weight, brain function and mental health. 

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Sleeping issues are so common in teenagers today and many people just accept it as normal. This article can help teens with sleeping problem and show how to prevent it. The articles audience is a parent, they are giving advice to them on how to help fix their teens sleeping patterns- this is still helpful for teenagers because it's the information that matters. It starts by relating to what most teenagers do- stay up late and want to sleep in late. It gives reasons for this and how puberty has affected their body clock. It gives statistics on how many hours on average most teens sleep which is surprisingly low compared to how much you should get. It then shows the risks of not enough sleep- usually you would think that not enough sleep would only make you tired, but this article shows differently. It shows how it can cause sleep deprivation, which can lead to bad results socially, educationally and work wise, but the part that scared me was when they mentioned how it can cause serious accidents. The article then gives all these ways on how you can help the issue of not enough sleep- which are very helpful. It then questions if it is something else like depression or medication- which can really make parents or teens to start thinking about whether there is anything else going on. This article is so effective because it mentions the risks of not enough sleep and how it can affect people, also how to stop it.

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More young teen girls in Britain using an oral contraceptive - UPI.com

More young teen girls in Britain using an oral contraceptive - UPI.com | pdhpe term 2 | Scoop.it
More young teen girls in Britain using an oral contraceptive UPI.com That's up from 36 percent who said they used an oral contraception as their primary form of birth control in 2011-12, said the Health & Social Care Information Center, which...
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This article tells me about the increase in use of the contraceptive pill in the UK. I think it has become more popular recently because it is more convenient, easier and just all around a lot less hassle. I also think it has a good side because it gives the daughter and parent/s a stronger relationship and prompts young girls to have more responsibility. Although it is quite distressing to see that girls under the age of 15 are having to use the contraceptive pill. 

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Why young women are going off the pill and on to contraception voodoo - The Guardian

Why young women are going off the pill and on to contraception voodoo - The Guardian | pdhpe term 2 | Scoop.it
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Why young women are going off the pill and on to contraception voodoo
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One thing Mary does not like, however, is contraception.
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This article from The Gaurdian is really worrying in terms of unwanted pregnancies. This method using withdrawal and "Period Tracker" apps is truly unreliable and irresponsible. Although her choice is her choice it could end in a detrimental situation for her if she ends up with an unwanted pregnancy. 

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Why hasn’t the mental health of Australians improved?

Why hasn’t the mental health of Australians improved? | pdhpe term 2 | Scoop.it
Despite two decades of investment in improving mental health services, the mental health of Australians has not improved.
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This article on mental health and how little attention it's getting is really good because it is finally acknowledging how much we need to keep our minds open to those with mental illnesses. 
There is a section in the article which talks about how some psychology institutes try to fix those with mental health issues by plying them with antidepressants and little therapy. I believe that both methods can work but it depends on the person, illness and context. For example if someone with a busy work schedule or lifestyle  has a condition in which it would help to exercise and eat healthily, those two instances obviously clash. 
Hopefully this article can be spread around more and people can realise that it is a serious issue in our world. 

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Why Is a Child's Health Often Damaged at Conception?

Why Is a Child's Health Often Damaged at Conception? | pdhpe term 2 | Scoop.it
A new study reports multiple benefits for infants whose mothers given the omega-3 fatty acid DHA during pregnancy.
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This article has informed me about the dangers of not taking care of yourself especially during pregnancy/conception of a child. 
Most people don't think about their health or lifestyle diseases having an effect during the conception of a child but then change their habits whilst they are pregnant. Some health factors such as being overweight or a smoker or drinker can sometimes effect how well the embrio attaches to the lining of the uterus' lining.
 This article gives the reader a well-informed, factual piece of information about how your health effects everything,

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Young couch potatoes at risk of heart disease - Daily News & Analysis

Young couch potatoes at risk of heart disease - Daily News & Analysis | pdhpe term 2 | Scoop.it
Daily News & Analysis Young couch potatoes at risk of heart disease Daily News & Analysis Dr Suresh Vijan, cardiologist Lilavati Hospital and Hinduja HealthCare, says, “Couch potatoes living a sedentary lifestyle are at risk of premature heart...
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This article on a study done by doctors, tells us that if you are in your 30's and spend a lot of time watching TV at home, you are at risk of heart-disease. I think that you should be able to watch Tv after a long hard day if you really want to but if your health is at risk, you should think of alternative relaxation techniques.

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