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Super-size ambulances for fat Australians - Telegraph

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Australia's image as a country of toned, taut sports fanatics has been delivered a heavy blow with the introduction of super-sized ambulances and wheelchairs capable of transporting obese patients.
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this website links to our topic because it is about obesity in australia,this article explains how supersized ambulences are being brought in to serve the obese people in australia. this article makes me feel sorry for the overweight people but it really gives an idea of how much of a problem this will be .

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Teens' TV viewing and sedentary lifestyle may up disease risk in adulthood - Indian Express

Teens' TV viewing and sedentary lifestyle may up disease risk in adulthood - Indian Express | Stay in control mdenisonpender1 | Scoop.it
Television viewing and lack of exercise at age 16 is associated with the risk of developing metabolic syndrome at 43 years age, a team of scientists has found.
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This article links to our unit because it is about the lifestyle disease obesity, it is explaining that young people with seditary lifestyles (e.g watching tv)  will suffer from obesity. i find this article interesting because of the study on people when they were yopung right up to the age of 43.

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Teenagers - sexual behaviour - Better Health Channel

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The sexual behaviour of young people (teenagers) in Australia is recorded in the 2002 results of the third National Survey of Australian Secondary Students, HIV/AIDS and Sexual Health.
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this article ties in with our unit because it is about australian teenagers sexual activity. this article is good because it tells about statistics of youth in australia and about preffered forms of contraception and about sexual attraction. i think this article is a good article as it would help if you were planning on beginning a sexual relationship.

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TC1999's curator insight, November 25, 2013 2:04 AM

This article relates to the topic we have recenlty studied about sexual health which applies to us as we are teengares who are capable of becoming sexually active.

It is quite a good article as it tells us, according to the statistics from 2002 about the general sexual behaviour of young adults in Australia. However, the information hasn't really been updated and the whole article consists solely of statcitics. 

I chose this article to evaluate as it is interesting to know how many at our age have decided to become sexually active, or which gender they are attracted to, or their preferred methods of contracepion etc.

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Quick statistics - Drug Prevention & Alcohol Facts - DrugInfo

Quick statistics
World drug statistics
Some of the key statistics from the World drug report 2012 have been presented in map-form,  published in
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In this website is an extremly good website as it shows statistics of what young people in australia are using, however the main reason that i like this website is the pdf called 'What 12–17 year olds are really using' [PDF:608KB],this is located in the young people section of this website and is a very interesting pdf. this ties in with our unit becasue it is about youth drinking.

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Teen alcohol abuse: the facts | Vibewire

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A look at the facts around teen drinking in Australia and how the government is trying to combat this growing problem.
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This article is about the consumtion of alcohol in the teenage years and hoe it does affect you in your early adult years. It is linked to our topic because we have talked about such things in class. I am facinated to find out that many parents consider alcohol to be a less harmful drug than others.

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Expert demands action on underage binge drinking - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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Everyday in Western Australia one person under the age of 18 gets so blind drunk an ambulance is called.
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this article is a news paper article about youth drinking age getting lower and lower and how something should be done about it.This is relivant to our topic because we have talked about binge drinking. this article is a good article and i agree that something needs to be done to stop young people being in hospital due alcohol related problems. 

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Alice Fox's curator insight, May 16, 2013 2:00 AM
This article focuses on the drinking culture in Western Australia. The age this start is as young as 12. They suggest this is because alcohol is much more accessible than ever before. It then goes on to talk about what damages can be done to the body. Finishing with an interview from Professor Daude.
Louis Parsons-O'Malley's curator insight, May 24, 2013 7:23 AM

This made me think about the mentality of underage binge drinkers. They have a sense of invincibilty and they think drinking won't have any major effects, this may be true in some cases but only in the short-term. In 20 years they will be seeing the worst of the effects when their body can't deal with diseases( mental and physical) because they have damaged their body.

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Alcohol - teenagers - Better Health Channel

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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.
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this article covers many topics to do with underage alcohol use for example it covers some facts about teenage alcohol consumption and the risks of unsafe use of alcohol. This article tells it from the most important point of veiw the parent, and it also tells you about the many things that can happen to you if you use alcohol unsafely, i think this is a very clever article and I agree with most of the tihngs said in this article.  

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Alcohol use - Adolescent alcohol use - Research report no.10 2004 - Publications - Australian Institute of Family Studies

Alcohol use, Parenting influences on adolescent alcohol use, by Louise Hayes, Diana Smart, John W. Toumbourou and Ann Sanson,
Research Report no.10, Australian Institute of Family Studies, 2004.
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this article is linked ot our topic because it talks about underage drinking in australia. i think this article has good statistics and i agree with what is said about teenage drinking i find it interesting that they say that 90% of 14 year olds have tried a full glass of alcohol.

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Australian Teenagers & Sex

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After my recent post about attitudes towards sex and contraception of teenagers in the US someone asked if there was any similar Australian research.  Well there is in fact, and it was quite remiss of me to not refer to...
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this article directly lniks to our topic because it is statistics of australian teenage sexual activity. it shows statistics on such tihngs as what percentage of year 10 and 12 students have had sexual intercouse. i think this article is interesting because i find the statistics surprising.

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Teenage pregnancy - Better Health Channel

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this website links to our learning because it is about teenage pregnancy and has useful information on topics that a young woman or couple would have to face in a teenage pregancy. i thikn this website is a very informative website with good information.

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Drunk teen driver spared jail for mate's death - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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A teenage drunk driver whose friend died in a road crash in Adelaide has been given a suspended jail sentence due to his remorse since the death.
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this article ties in with our unit because it is aabout teenage drink driving. this article tells the story of a boy who was drunk and riding in the tray of a ute, he the nfell out an died later in hospital. this article makes me sooo angry becasue they all could have sat in the car with seatbelts on as the article states at the end.

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Teen Driving: Driving Safety | Progressive Australia

Teen drivers have the highest fatal crash risk of any age group.
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This article is linked to our topic this semester because it shows statistics on teenage driving, it also links to another website for parents of a teenage driver. This website has quite good information as it compares with older drivers.   

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Advice for Parents about Supplying Alcohol at Teenage Parties

Important information on providing alcohol at teenage parties and the underage drinking laws in Australia. What parents should know, by DrinkWise Australia
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this article is linked to our topic because we have talked about the issues of peer pressure, alcohol at paries and the law of supplying alcohol. This article is about the risks of alcohol at parties and also giving in to peer pressure. I think this article is a great advice source  for saying no to alcohol. 

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DrinkingNightmare - <18

This page contains information about the short and long-term harms associated with drinking and suggestions on how to cope with peer pressure.
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this article is about the dangers of teenage drinking and the short and long term affects that go with it. This is linked to our topic because it covers almost every aspect that we talked about in class.i like this article because it is very real in telling you about the dangers that drinknig comes with.

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Why should we worry about underage drinking? | Social Marketing & Population Health

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Underage drinking is a major public health issue for Australia, the US, the UK and most other industrialized countries. Alcohol is involved in 13% of deaths in
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this article is about how teenage drinking is a health issue for australia and other countries. this links to our topic because it is about teenage drinking. I am amazed that 9.1% of 12 year olds have drunk alcohol,in my veiw people from 12 to 16 should not have drunk alcohol.

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Underage Drinking. Alcohol Health Facts from DrinkWise Australia

Underage drinking and teenage drinking in Australia. Alcohol carries a number of risks and consequences for teenagers. Get the facts about alcohol and health.

Via Ashleigh Doherty
mdenisonpender's insight:

this article is about the risks of underage drinking and how bad is is for the growning brain. I agree with most of this article, because i think that it is bad to drink when your 14-16 but once you become legally allowed to drink its fine. this links to our topic because it is about teenage drinknig risks.

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Ashleigh Doherty's curator insight, April 29, 2013 8:22 PM

In this article professor Ian Hickie is talking about the developing brain in teenagers and how the frontal lobes in the human brain are not fully developed until the early twenties. Disrupter to the development to this section of the brain is caused by alcohol and causes many nerve cells to become dysfunctional the areas that are mainly effected are learning, memory, planning, emotional stability and thinking. I agree with this article as it is saying that alcohol use until the legal age of 18 is damaging your brain and will cause dysfunctions.

Perin Leach's curator insight, May 20, 2013 5:24 AM

I found this article extremelly interesting and eye opening. Professor Ian Hickie talks about the develping drain in teenagers and how the "frontal lobes" in the human brain are not fully developed until the early twenties. While this particular section of the brain is developing, disruption to it caused by alcholol or drugs can cause nerve cells to become dysfunctional and can effect many things we do in daily life which are extremelly important, things like memory, planning, emotional stability and learning or thinking in general. Like i said above, i think this article is extremelly eye opening and interesting as it gives statistics and is generally a very easy article to follow and understand.