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Hancock County busts 2 underage drinking parties overnight - WTHR

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Hancock County busts 2 underage drinking parties overnight
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An underage drinking task force in Hancock County charged more than 20 people with underage drinking after busting two different parties overnight.
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In this article it describes the dangers of drinking illegally in which occurred during two parties, this then included 20 people being charged for underage drinking. This article is explaining the seriousness of illegal drinking and the consequences by doing so. With underage drinking rising and more and more parties being a "thing" in todays society, 19 people between the age of 18-20 and three juveniles under age 18, were charged with minor consumption and minor possession of alcohol.

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Teen anti-smoke ads dumped (WA)

Teen anti-smoke ads dumped (WA) | Ruby's Year 9 Journal | Scoop.it
WA's teenage anti-smoking campaign is being scrapped after almost 20 years because health experts say the money would be better spent targeting illicit drug and alcohol use.

Via ReGenUC
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"Teen anti-smoke ads dumped", this ad was being scraped after almost 20 years because health experts say the money would be better spent targeting illicit drug and alcohol use. This advertisement was a waste of money as teenagers rebelled against it and didn't take much notice of the message being put across. However, events like the Drug Aware Pro are a great way to reach a young audience and positive aspects from these campaigns has changed weekly smoking rates from 12 to 17-year-olds had fallen from 17 per cent in 1993 to 5 per cent by 2011.

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Young people getting fatter, but smoking less: report - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Young people getting fatter, but smoking less: report - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Ruby's Year 9 Journal | Scoop.it
The latest snapshot of Australia's young people shows they are getting fatter and using more drugs, but smoking less.

Via Mighty Rasing
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The article "Young people getting fatter, but smoking less: report - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation" suggests that statistics show that Australia's young people are getting fatter and using more drugs, but smoking less. Australian research Alliance, did a study to see if this was really the case and the results show that 30 percent of young people aged between 15 and 24 are overweight or obese, and more than half of them lead sedentary lifestyles.This is a major concern in the society and is leading to other concerns as well as, teenage pregnancy rates are well above the international average and youth unemployment is rising.

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Alcohol - teenagers | Better Health Channel

Alcohol or 'booze' is widely used by teenagers. Binge drinking, drink driving and unsafe sex can all result from the misuse of alcohol. Alcohol is responsible for most drug-related deaths in the teenage population.

Via Hannah Kim
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This article is informing people about the effects of alcohol, drugs and the many ways you can change from these bad decisions, as well as the strategies parents could use to get you on track. The article is very useful and helpful to people who need help with these areas of life and can use the methods provided to change. 

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Hannah Kim's comment, October 31, 2012 5:58 AM
This articles tells us that so many teenagers over the age of 14 has already had alcohol. They say that alcohol mainly the cause of drug related deaths in the teenage population. Also how so many teenagers get drunk and have unsafe sex and drink drive. This article really helps parents and teenagers themselves to realize how dangerous drinking can be.
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Some Underage Drinking Laws Reduce Drinking-And-Driving Fatal Crashes Better Than Others - Relevant Addiction Information

Some Underage Drinking Laws Reduce Drinking-And-Driving Fatal Crashes Better Than Others - Relevant Addiction Information | Ruby's Year 9 Journal | Scoop.it
A new study has identified four underage drinking laws that lead to reductions in underage drinking-and-driving fatal crashes: possession, purchase, use and lose, and zero tolerance (Some Underage Drinking Laws Reduce...
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This article is talking about the statistics of underage drinking and have been collaborating with multiple people about the ages and driving limits after doing so.  

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Police crack down on teen alcohol use during prom, graduation season - Fond du Lac Reporter

Police crack down on teen alcohol use during prom, graduation season Fond du Lac Reporter “It is our responsibility as adults to model behaviors that will keep our children safe and have discussions with our children that will prevent underage...
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This article is talking about the underage drinking that occurs during graduation, proms and parties. It is to warn parents and guardians about illegal drinking and the effects and consequences that will happen. 

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Teen binge drinking influenced by adults

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(Medical Xpress)—Teenage binge drinking is influenced heavily by the role of adults in endorsing and facilitating unsafe behaviours, according to a study by researchers at The University of Western Australia Business School.
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This article  "Teen binge drinking influenced by adults" informs the reader of the medical and longterm impacts that alcohol consumption and what happens to you mentally and physically.

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NekNomination alcohol drinking craze kills two Brits - Daily Mail

NekNomination alcohol drinking craze kills two Brits - Daily Mail | Ruby's Year 9 Journal | Scoop.it
Daily Mail NekNomination alcohol drinking craze kills two Brits Daily Mail NekNomination is a drinking game in which people post videos of themselves on Facebook and other social media sites drinking dangerous and bizarre concoctions of alcohol and...
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I found this article interesting as the 'neknomination' click is running throughout the world today. I find it shocking that some people would do anything just to be known for something silly they have done. I also think that this article is very important to share as people need to see what can go from a game to a death. 

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How to educate your teen about sex

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It’s an issue that traditionally makes both teenagers and their parents squirm in their seats: sex.

Surging rates of sexually transmissible infections [STIs] among young Australians can no longer be ignored. Especially in light of the fact that a recent survey found that the majority of young people in years 10 and 12 are sexually active, and this has increased over the last decade.

Chlamydia is the nation's most common communicable disease with a record high of more than 58,400 cases registered last year, and 16 to 25-year-olds are worst affected. The real tally is likely to be much higher as many sufferers don't get diagnosed or treated.

Beyond any short-term discomfort and embarrassment, this virulent disease has the potential to cause far-reaching health problems down the track, such as infertility.

Building awareness

Yet research shows most young people have very little knowledge about common STIs, including chlamydia, herpes, gonorrhoea and genital warts. Nor do they feel comfortable going to their doctor for testing or treatment.

This doesn't, however, stop them from indulging in unprotected sex. Almost one in three Australian teens has sexual intercourse without a condom by the time they reach Year 12, according to the Secondary Students and Sexual Health survey. More than half also give or receive oral sex, which most do not equate with "real sex". However, it's an activity that can leave them with a nasty infection.

Professor Marian Pitts, director of the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society at La Trobe University in Melbourne, which carries out the survey, believes more education and public awareness about STIs is needed.

"There's actually no evidence, certainly in Australia, as to what's being delivered as sex education in schools," she says. "So I don't think we can be confident that every student has access to good quality sex education. And young people leave school somewhere between the ages of 16 and 18 but certainly their sex lives don't stop there, so we also need broader education outside of schools."

Professor Pitts suspects the lack of public awareness campaigns may be due to the fact it's not "a sexy subject". "People don't want to read in broad detail about STIs," she says. But the price of ignoring them can be high. It may be more than a decade before the current generation discovers the damage silently wreaked on their health by STIs, usually when they want to start a family of their own.

This can include ectopic pregnancies, pelvic inflammatory disease and fertility problems in both men and women. Some experts predict a rise in demand for assisted fertility treatments because of complications related to untreated infections. Worryingly, many teens infected with STIs get no symptoms or only fleeting irritations, making them less likely to be diagnosed and treated.

Dr Chris Bourne, head of NSW Health's STI programs unit, says young people should be encouraged to get regularly tested and use condoms. "Even if you develop symptoms and they go away, you could still be infected," he says. "It doesn't mean you are cured." Dr Bourne says most teens are responsible about using condoms at their first sexual encounter, but tend to discard them thereafter.

By Year 12, research shows less than half always use a condom when they have sex. Young people are known for taking risks under a misguided sense of invincibility. It's what drives them to speed once they've got their driver's licence or take an ecstasy pill from an unknown source.

But Dr Bourne doesn't believe teenagers really understand the risks of STIs from unprotected sex. ''Whereas we have done very well with HIV in terms of community awareness, the rate of awareness of STIs is substantially lower," he says. ''The national survey [of secondary students] demonstrates widespread confusion."

For example, 80 per cent didn't know that boys could get chlamydia. And nearly 60 per cent were unaware they could pick up gonorrhoea from oral sex. This is more relevant now, as oral sex becomes increasingly mainstream, spawning new medical slang such as ''P&O throat", a term coined by an inner-city GP to describe oral infections picked up by young people on cruise holidays.

Professor Pitts believes the rise in oral sex among young people is more of a ''moral panic" than a major source of disease. ''There are potential health risks associated with oral sex but quite frankly, in the scheme of things, they are much less [than full intercourse]," she says. Genital herpes, which is incurable but can be controlled with medication, can also be spread through oral sex.

Experts agree that governments, teachers and the media have key roles in tackling the STI epidemic among young Australians through ongoing awareness campaigns.

Make time to talk

Closer to home, it's even more important for parents to drag the issue out from under the carpet. “Parents having honest discussions with their children helps form healthy attitudes towards sex, getting checked and condom use," Dr Bourne says. ''This is about sex, and people feel nervous about these discussions generally, so without the support of public campaigns, it is harder."

It's not all bad news. Professor Pitts says a new survey, due out later this year, will show STI warnings are beginning to filter through. "There's an indication that it's improving, but it's from a very low base," she says. "I think the time is absolutely right for getting messages around STIs out to the general population. The most important message is to get tested. The earlier it is treated, the better."


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This article " How to educate your teen about sex" is explaining the surging rates of sexually transmissible infections [STIs] among young Australians which is said to be no longer ignored. This is because the rates are increasing immensely and infections and diseases are being passed on with unprotected sex. They did a study, including the year 10 to 12 age group range and the results found that by Year 12, less than half always use a condom when they have sex. Young people are known for taking risks under a misguided sense of invincibility.It was also mentioned in the article that young people have very little knowledge about common STIs, including chlamydia, herpes, gonorrhoea and genital warts. Nor do they feel comfortable going to their doctor for testing or treatment. This is showing that  more education and public awareness and knowledge needs to be taught about STI's is needed.

 

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Alexis Hubble's curator insight, May 17, 2014 5:01 AM

This article is about the risk of unprotected sex and how the awareness of the risks is very low in schools and the public. It also discusses the consequences of this unawareness. This is related in class to show us the consequences of unprotected sex. My thoughts is that is a good article to show everyone the consequences and to teach us about what could happen.

Nicholas Kyriakoudes's curator insight, November 20, 2014 1:49 AM

This article relates to the risk involved with unprotected sex when the younger population wants to ''experiment'' with sex, unprotected. The article also talks about how campaigns and lessons about unprotected sex and its consequences aren't taught or discussed about in public schools. This is a major factor as to why younger people in particular, teenagers, don't know the risk of having unprotected sex. Its because they are uneducated in this area. I believe this must be changed and some active action must be taken swiftly by the government to introduce programs, campaigns, and lessons into public schools around the country. The education of the youth just like in any area {science, maths, culture, religion, no to racism, acceptance} is key to the out view and perspective of generations to come. In other words, if we teach the children of today about unprotected sex, the children of tomorrow will already have the foundations of these previous campaigns and programs their parents took to rely on and draw knowledge form, there will already be programs in place.      

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Smoking in early teens linked to higher risk of severe menstrual cramps - Medical News Today

Smoking in early teens linked to higher risk of severe menstrual cramps - Medical News Today | Ruby's Year 9 Journal | Scoop.it
Chronic severe period pain is more common among women who began smoking before the age of 13 than those who have never smoked, a new study suggests.

Via Caitlin Chadrawy
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The article is explaining the concerns and affects in smoking in your early teens which is now linking to higher rick of severe menstrual cramps. The article did a study to see whether this statement was true. Their results showed that women who started smoking before the age of 13 were more likely to experience chronic severe menstrual cramps than non-smokers. This is explaining that teenage girls who smoke may raise their risk of developing chronic severe menstrual cramps.

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Caitlin Chadrawy's curator insight, November 25, 2014 9:44 PM

this may be something that many young females are un awear of and despite everything eles terrible that comes from smoking it will also cause them sever menstral cramps.

 

Smoking is associated with an increased risk of numerous health problems. Now, a new study published in Tobacco Control - a journal of The BMJ - finds that young teenage girls who smoke may raise their risk of developing chronic severe menstrual cramps.Menstrual cramps, also referred to as period pain or dysmenorrhea, affect around 91% of women throughout their reproductive life. Of these women, up to 29% experience severe menstrual cramps.


this article shares with us that smoking before the age of 13 my raise risk of chronic severe period pain by 60% along with many other informative and shocking facts. 

 

 

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Teen heavy drinking linked to dementia in later life

Heavy drinking and drug use in teenage years may boost your chances of developing dementia before the age of 65, Swedish researchers said Tuesday. Alcohol abuse emerged as the strongest ...

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The article "Teen heavy drinking linked to dementia in later life" explains the serious dangers of developing dementia at the age of 65, from heavy drinking at a young age. This is just one of the many effects alcohol will do long term as well as short term effects. The article explains that 37 years following their conscription, 487 of the men were diagnosed with young-onset dementia at a median age of 54 years.

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Fall in teenage binge drinking (Aus)

Fall in teenage binge drinking (Aus) | Ruby'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 newspaper "Fall in Teenage binge drinking" is explaining the  decrease in binge drinking and detailing the effects caused by alcohol.  They did a survey and statistics show that bingeing had dropped from 23 per cent of students aged 16 and 17 in 2005 to 16 per cent in 2011, after levelling out at 18 per cent in 2008. However, the survey, released in December, found that 51 per cent of students in the age group where alcohol consumption is illegal had drunk alcohol in the previous 12 months.

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Tom Seal's comment, May 18, 2013 8:59 PM
This is article is very effective in showing that the amount of teenagers that are binge drinking has dropped in recent years.
Joel Roberts's curator insight, May 19, 2013 1:14 AM

This Article "Fall in teenage binge drinking (Aus)" tells us statastics of who in australia is most likely to get adicted to alcholl or dependent on it and also how it then gets linked to our Australain Cultural life which is the inflluenced onto our next generations.

lilly sands's curator insight, June 1, 2013 5:47 PM

This article is about the fall in teenage binge drinking but they have noticed  that in the past 12 months there has been an increase in teenage drinking creating a drinking problem for this generation.

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EXCLUSIVE: 32 city stores caught selling alcohol to minors in state sting - New York Daily News

EXCLUSIVE: 32 city stores caught selling alcohol to minors in state sting - New York Daily News | Ruby's Year 9 Journal | Scoop.it
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EXCLUSIVE: 32 city stores caught selling alcohol to minors in state sting
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EXCLUSIVE: 32 city stores caught selling alcohol to minors in state sting.
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This article is talking about corner shops that are selling alcohol to underage drinkers, which have been currently busted and are facing the consequences. 

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Party Patrol targeting underage drinking, drugs hit Manatee streets Saturday - Bradenton Herald

Party Patrol targeting underage drinking, drugs hit Manatee streets Saturday - Bradenton Herald | Ruby's Year 9 Journal | Scoop.it
Party Patrol targeting underage drinking, drugs hit Manatee streets Saturday Bradenton Herald MANATEE -- With prom season set to begin, local law enforcement is teaming up with the Manatee County Substance Abuse Coalition to intervene with youth...
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This article is talking about underage drinking that is occurring during parties. It also expresses peoples view and understanding of illegal drinking and the effects that you may face if is done. 

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Teens learn life lessons from underage drinking busts

Teens learn life lessons from underage drinking busts | Ruby's Year 9 Journal | Scoop.it
More than 20 teenagers and young adults are facing charges after getting busted for drinking alcohol in Hancock County. (RT @WTHRcom: Teens learn lesson from Hancock Co.
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This article gives the reader some information on the types of alcohol teenagers or under-age people consume. 

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