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Some Teenagers More Prone to Binge Drinking

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Why Some Teenagers More Prone to Binge Drinking...
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This article is about how and why some teenagers are more likely to binge drink than others. This article is a very current because it displays a lot about what we have been learning and talking about in class.

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Your Gland-Protection Plan

6 steps you can take now to reduce your risk of prostate cancer
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this article contains some ways that men can try and prevent themselves from getting prostate cancer. This is extremely useful for men because these tips are also essential to having a healthy, balanced lifestyle

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Sexually transmissible infections (STIs) - Better Health Channel

Sexually transmissible infections (STIs) - Better Health Channel | Stay in Control | Scoop.it
A sexually transmissible infection (STI) is any infection or disease that can be passed from one person to another during sexual activity.
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This article is very useful as it provides lots of information and facts about STI’s. It gives a helpful description as to what STI’s are, symptoms of STI’s, how STI’s are transmitted from one person to another, testing for STI’s, how to reduce your risk, treatments and where to get help.

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Call goes out to Australia and China to help fund faltering AIDS battle

Call goes out to Australia and China to help fund faltering AIDS battle | Stay in Control | Scoop.it
The biggest global epidemic in recent years? It would have to be swine flu, or H1N1, which has killed 18,239 people already, right? Wrong. That is just the one you have heard most about in recent years because it's new, and that makes it newsworthy.
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This article shows that although this disese is not the top news story every day, It's still killing people all around the globe and we are beoming complacent and not acting as we ought to. It is also saying that more awareness needs to be raised especially in less developed countries.

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Are cancer patients' hopes for chemo too high?

Are cancer patients' hopes for chemo too high? | Stay in Control | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - At least two thirds of people with advanced cancer in a new survey believed the chemotherapy they're receiving might cure them, even though the treatment is only being given...
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This article focusses on Cancer patients' view on Chemotherapy. The idea of Chemo is to buy the patients some time or to make them more comfortable. According to the article "at least two thirds of people with advanced cancer believed the chemo they're recieving might cure them".  The article is quite desolate as it proves that people with Cancer have high hopes of being cured when it isnt promising! 

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Some Teenagers More Prone to Binge Drinking

Some Teenagers More Prone to Binge Drinking | Stay in Control | Scoop.it
Why Some Teenagers More Prone to Binge Drinking...
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This article is about how and why some teenagers are more likely to binge drink than others. This article is a very current because it displays a lot about what we have been learning and talking about in class.

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Surge in teenage sex

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Surge in teenage sex...

Via Verity Miller, Alex Lavalle
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This article talks about the rate of teenage sex while under the influence of alcohol. Doctors say that most of the unprotected sex and the spreading of STI/HIV are because of year 12 students drinking and having no control over what they are doing. Although drinking boys can take disadvantage of females which can lead to unwanted sex, unwanted pregnancy and the increasing of STI's and HIV's. I think this is all so wrong and everyone should use condoms all the time while having sex. 

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Should You Drink with Your Kids?

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The effort to stamp out underage alcohol use has failed, creating a culture in which young people binge in secret.

This article is about the authors first time getting drunk, this author is from america and was only 14 when she was first under the influence.
The author has also included statistics in which the amount of teens are drinkers and the amount of teens that are 'hardcore drinkers'.
They say that it's better to introduce your kids to alcohol and drink with them so they don't do it sneakily and get more into it, so they know there limits and know when and when not to stop.


Via Brenda Tekkol
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This article tells you about the first time the author had their first drink. The author was only 14 years old and is from America. 

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Alcohol turned me into a crazed animal: Binge drinking teen blames booze for making her a violent criminal

Alcohol turned me into a crazed animal: Binge drinking teen blames booze for making her a violent criminal | Stay in Control | Scoop.it
Amy Roberts, from Glasgow, who has been arrested 30 times for drunken attacks - including punching police officers.

Via Ishara Wijesinghe
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This article is about a young girl who gets arrested a lot (at least 30 times) . She gets arrested a lot because when she drinks alcohol she turns into a crazed animal and irresponsible and is very fierce 

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The detrimental affects that alcohol can have on someone's life are shared in this article via this teen. Her crazed attacks leave consequences for not only herself but everyone around her. She may not realise this in the present, but alcohol can have many different outcomes on many different people. This article is good in terms of awareness. 

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Lung cancer in women 'to soar'

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The number of women living with lung cancer in the UK is set to rise significantly faster than the number of men with the disease over the next 30 years, experts say.
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The amount of women with lung cancer in the UK is set to be on the rise. Smoking is extremely harmful for your lifestyle and can increase your risk of lung cancer by an extremely high percentage. If women were to quit smoking, their bodies will rapidly start to repair themselves and they won't have as much of a worry about lifestyle diseases such as lung cancer.

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Truths of Life : Lifestyle Diseases

Truths of Life : Lifestyle Diseases | Stay in Control | Scoop.it
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his article provides information about how an individual's health depends on their lifestyle. Lack of exercise, unhealthy diets, smoking and stress can cause high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, diabetes and obesity. This can result in various long-term diseases such as strokes and heart disease. 

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Sexually transmitted infections at 'record high' - Telegraph

Sexually transmitted infections at 'record high' - Telegraph | Stay in Control | Scoop.it
Sexually transmitted infections are continuing to rise, especially among the young, with the number of new cases reaching almost half a million a year, official figures have shown.
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This article is telling us about the fact that the rate of STI's in young people is on the rise and is at it a record high, even now.This article, although using Britian as an example applys to australia as well, as we have the same problems.

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Wisconsin breast cancer group expands - JSOnline

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The Wisconsin-based group After Breast Cancer Diagnosis (ABCD) announced Wednesday that it is expanding its 14-year-old helpline services by adding former volunteers and staff from the Chicago-based organization Y-ME.
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A Wosconsin based froupd 'After Breast Cancer Diagnosis' (ABCD) annonuced that it is expanding its 14-year-old helpline services. This suggests Brest Cancer is a largly diagnosed cancer however the death rates are decreasing. 

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Young people, alcohol and influences

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This article is about the major study of young people and their relationship with alcohol, and explores the wide range of influences on their drinking.

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Underage Drinking

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This SAMHSA underage drinking prevention PSA campaign helps parents and caregivers start talking to their children early—as early as nine years old—about the dangers of alcohol.
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This website is to help parents to talk to their kids about the danges of drinking alcohol at a young age. 

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Underage drinking rates 'alarming'

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Underage drinking rates 'alarming'...

Via Stephanie McEwan, Alex Lavalle
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Although this article is a couple of years old, it clearly shows the alarming rates of young adults who are drinking and the effects that this has on a young person. This refers to what we were talking about in class about safe drinking and underage drinking.

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Middle-class children most likely to try alcohol by 12 - Telegraph

Middle-class children most likely to try alcohol by 12  - Telegraph | Stay in Control | Scoop.it
Middle-class children are far more likely to have drunk alcohol by the age of 12 than those from lower social groups, research has found.

Via Verity Miller
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This article is about girls getting drunk and having sex occasionally not prepared and unprotected and it finishes with them going to have a baby and every so often pregnant with SDI/HIV. This is a big problem in today's society; girls shouldn’t being going out and getting drunk like that and thinking it is okay. It is bad for the child that they may have and it is bad for the parents of the teen.

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