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Tick away to a healthy heart - Heart Disease - Health In Focus - smh.com.au

Tick away to a healthy heart - Heart Disease - Health In Focus - smh.com.au | Stay in Control by Heather Varcoe | Scoop.it
Millions of Australians stacking on weight from eating too much
take-away food may soon find it easier to determine what's healthy
and what's not. -
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Samantha Schiodtz's curator insight, November 19, 2013 5:09 AM

Australians find hamburgers, chips, sandwiches and other goods a quick way to fill them - but only for a short time. What they don't realise is that as quick as they can get the food, the quicker they pack on the kilos and increase their risk of poor diet related diseases. 

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Teenage smoking is on the rise

Teenage smoking is on the rise | Stay in Control by Heather Varcoe | Scoop.it
DESPITE the mountains of information warning us of the dangers of smoking, young Australians are lighting up in droves.
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Risk of early death from smoking higher than thought

Risk of early death from smoking higher than thought | Stay in Control by Heather Varcoe | Scoop.it
The risk of an early death from smoking is much more severe than thought, Australian researchers say.
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Parents need to take responsibility for their teenagers' binge drinking

OFTEN when I'm sitting around at school with other members of my Year 12 group, the topic of drinking comes up.
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This article mostly talks about teenagers doing stupid things, mostly to look good in front of their friends, and how parents need to be aware, take responsibility, and take action against this.

 

This relates to what we've done in class as it is realated to decision making, risk taking and being influenced by those around you, such as your friends. I also talks about showing off to be cool or gain respect, as that is what many teenagers and young people do these days.

 

I agree with this article, as parents do need to know what their children are doing if they are drinking, and be aware of that, and secondly take resposibility for this and for their child and lastly take action against it, so their child faces no harm.

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Underage Drinking to Get Drunk

Underage Drinking to Get Drunk | Stay in Control by Heather Varcoe | Scoop.it
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This article is about a Professor at Curtin University called Mike Daube's views on teenagers and alcohol. He covers things in WA such as  Alcopops, health of teenagers, raising the drinking age to 21 and education in schools about drinking.

 

This relates to things looked at in class including health (mental, physical), knowing about risks, being educated about alcohol and knowing what to do in certain situations, staying healthy, and no breaking the law.

 

I agree with this article overall as  Professor Mike Daube does make some very good points. However I do not agree with all of his ideas, although they are all very interesting.

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Teenagers pressured to guzzle the booze

Teenagers pressured to guzzle the booze | Stay in Control by Heather Varcoe | Scoop.it
The phrase "never trust a man who doesn't drink" is embedded deeply in our culture alongside Vegemite and mateship.
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This article is about our society today and how alcohol is treated, just as a casual thing. It is normal to drink underage and normal to get drunk, and the writer tells us that this is not a good culture for teenagers to be living in.

 

This relates to things done in class as we looked at alcohol culture at school for, for different ages and in different societies. In Australia, it is normal to drink, and considered strange not to, and this is becoming the culture for teenagers as well.

 

This is a good article because it shows that people shouldnt really treat drinking like that, especially when teenagers will follow their example, even though they are much too young and not ready in many ways.

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Teenage girls binge drinking

ALMOST half of teenage girls admit to binge drinking regularly, a survey has revealed.
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This article is about how against to general beliefs, teenage girls have been binge drinking lately, possibly even more so than teenage boys. It is based on a survey conducted by Girlfriend magazine in Victoria and covers answers from 20,000 girls.

 

This relates to things learnt in class as it talks about not following celebrities or friends and making good decisions yourself. It also shows that in the real world, many teenage girls do come into contact with alcohol.

 

I agree with this article because it has true facts and is based on a survey of real people just like me and others need to know what is happening so something can be done about it.

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News Article: Alcohol putting teens at sex risk | Vaada E-News

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This article is about alcohol causing teens to engage in risky sexual behaviour. Binge drinkers in particular were considered to be the worst effected in this category. This is an important article, especially with the threat of modern technology today.

 

This relates to topics covered in class as we discussed the risks of alcohol and being drunk, including sex as a risk. What we talked about including doing things you are unaware of or otherwise wouldnt do when you're drunk.

 

This is a good article because people need to know the risks of being drunk and that a lot of teens are having to face this due to the effects of alcohol effecting their behaviour. It is an important topic, because it is one of the things that cannot be easily forgotten or undone.

 

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'Double edge' in alcohol and energy drinks › News in Science (ABC Science)

'Double edge' in alcohol and energy drinks › News in Science (ABC Science) | Stay in Control by Heather Varcoe | Scoop.it
Mixing energy drinks with alcohol could keep you more alert as you get drunk, but it can also lead to heart palpitations, a new Australian study has found.
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This article is about young Australians mixing alcohol and engery drink and the new found effects this can have on the body. Research has recently proven that this new state, described as 'wide awake drunk', can be the cause of heart palpitations.

 

This relates to what we have been looking at in class as it talks about alcohol in young people and them being unaware of the consequences. It also talks about risk taking behaviour, which we have learnt about.

 

I agree with this article because it would be very dangerous to mix enegery drinks and alcohol and could have bad consequences, especially afterwards for the body. This article has a really good message as people need to know the dangers of doing this.

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Study finds Australian adults at risk of diabetes and obesity

Study finds Australian adults at risk of diabetes and obesity | Stay in Control by Heather Varcoe | Scoop.it
A comprehensive health study finds people aged 25-34 are gaining more weight than any other age group.
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Smoking even deadlier than previously thought, Australian study finds

Smoking even deadlier than previously thought, Australian study finds | Stay in Control by Heather Varcoe | Scoop.it
Two-thirds of smokers' deaths linked to their habit and smoking cuts 10 years from lifespan, comprehensive study shows
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Mother, 48, who already has TWELVE children gives birth to quintuplets after conceiving naturally

Mother, 48, who already has TWELVE children gives birth to quintuplets after conceiving naturally | Stay in Control by Heather Varcoe | Scoop.it
The 48-year-old woman from Melbourne Australia gave birth to two boys and three girls at Monash Medical Centre, pictured, in Clayton, Victoria.
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This article is about a woman who is 48 giving birth to quintuplets after already having 12 children previously. The story looks in to the difficulties she had, including losing one of the babies. The babies were naturally conceived.

 

This relates to things we have been looking at in class as we have looked at conception and decision making, and this article involves both.

 

This article is difficult to agree or disagree with as it is purely a report and there is no opinion being put forward by the author.

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Close the doors early on teenage binge drinking

We should support Clover Moore's attempt to reduce opening hours of problem pubs and clubs
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This is an opinionated article about clamping down on teenage drinking in Australia, to help young people. It talks about how teenagers are being badly affected by drugs and alcohol use and how this can and should be put to a stop.

 

This relates to class topics it gives a message to adults that it is bad for teenagers to drink and that they should support the author and who he supports. It talks about the decisions teenagers and young people make and how adults can make it easier.

 

I agree with this article as adults need to help young people not to take drugs, smoke or drink underage, and doing some of the things suggested in his article may help.

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Teenagers keep drinking at risky levels - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Teenagers keep drinking at risky levels - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Stay in Control by Heather Varcoe | Scoop.it
A survey of 25,000 Australian secondary students has shown older teenagers still drinking at risky levels.
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This article informs the reader about the issues of teenage drinking. A survey done every three years has brought back results that were unexpected by some, and not considered good by any. Todd Harper from the Cancer Council talks about teenage alcohol use. He says that while drinking and smoking rates are falling among younger ages, but drinking was on the rise with 16 and 17 year olds.

 

This relates to things learnt in class as it also mentions the effects that adults use to alcohol might be having on younger generations. It also talks about how this topic needs to be successfully taught in all schools.

 

I agree with this article as it is very informative and helps to raise awareness to adults about the impact they can have on their children's current and future lives, based on the example they set.

 

 

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Dangerous under-age drinking on rise

Dangerous under-age drinking on rise | Stay in Control by Heather Varcoe | Scoop.it
EVERY day in NSW, on average, three children get so drunk they require an ambulance, figures obtained by the Herald reveal.
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This article is about how younger teens are drinking more and ending up worse in both the short and long term from it. Many more younger teens are having to be taken in an ambulance due to violent vomiting or being unconscious. This could be blamed on the attitudes of parents towards alcohol and letting their children have some at home, this article says.

 

This relates to what we have done in class as it is about drinking too much, drinking too young, and the influence of other people including friends, adults, parents, or anyone you look up to.

 

This is a really great article as it is imporant people know these shocking facts, possibly about their own children. Things such as this need to be publised because people need to know that there are children as young as 12 getting so drunk they are unconscious.

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Crackdown on teen alcohol supply | Geelong, VIC, Australia

Crackdown on teen alcohol supply | Geelong, VIC, Australia | Stay in Control by Heather Varcoe | Scoop.it

"LARA campaigner Helen Torpy claimed emotional victory for children's safety yesterday with confirmation of state plans to clamp down on supply of alcohol to minors."

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This article is about how one woman's campaign for change about supplying alcohol to teens has finally gone somewhere. Her campaign began when a man she knew lost his 15 year old son due to alcohol supplied by a friend's mother.

 

This relates to what we have learnt as the article is about the crackdown on supplying alcohol to teens in Victoria, which was previously allowed if it was consumed in their home and now supplied by their parents. In NSW, this is already illegal and this article tells of how doing this is Victoria in the future may result in fines over $7000.

 

This article has a really good message, especially for parents, who need to know that it is not the right thing to supply alcohol to their children, or any teens. I agree with this article because if this is still going in Victoria, it needs to be stopped.

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Fall in teenage binge drinking

Fall in teenage binge drinking | Stay in Control by Heather Varcoe | 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 is about teen binge drinking and its decrease in Australia.

It talks about contrary to common views, binge drinking rates have fallen in the past few years.

 

This relates to what we have been doing in class as we have learnt about binge drinking and it's risks and also have been warned against it. this article shows that what is being taught in schools, such as what we are learning, is having some effect on our generation.

 

I agree with this article because it has facts and statistics to back it up, all which seem credible. I has a comforting message, especially to parents, to know that you people these days are less into binge drinking.

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