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The article has interesting information as our generation or the world know more about sexually transmitted infections yet STI's rates are still rising. STI's are common in young people more as they are less inexperienced in that area and also other reasons.  But this file gives reasons against those of young people to why you should be more careful and how. I believe this is a good file and more young people should know about how to stick up for their health an safety.

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STIs - Sexually Transmissible Infections

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Think STIs don't happen to people like you? You could have an STI without even knowing as many STIs don't have symptoms.

Via Olivia Rose Day
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This site is a good warning to young people who are having sex (and older). But the most common ages to have or get STI's are 15 to 29. Basically this part of the site is telling you to be careful of people's excuses to not be safe. This is a good notice as most teens wouldn't be bothered or going on the lines of this wouldn't happen to me when in reality it could happen to you. The site is good to get across to teenagers and give information on the topic.

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Olivia Rose Day's comment, October 29, 2012 2:28 AM
I know that this site isn't actually an article, but it is VERY informative, and it would probably be the number 1 site I would use for research. It gives a governmental and true opinion and facts on topics such as STI's, and I would trust this site more than a Wiki answer.
The topics that it covers are- HIV/AIDS, Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Herpes, HPV, Syphilis, and also has an 'other' section.
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Redheads more susceptible to cancer even without sun exposure ...

Redheads more susceptible to cancer even without sun exposure ... | Tessa's Yr 9 Journal | Scoop.it

A recent study has shown that people with pale skin and red hair may be more prone to developing a deadly form of skin cancer regardless of whether they spend time in the sun or not. "We studies melanoma formation in 'redhead' mice and discovered that the pigment had an ability to promote melanoma formation, even in the absence of ultraviolet exposure" said David Fisher, cancer centre director at Massachusetts General Hospital.


Via Chloe Aubin
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I don't believe this article has any purpose. It does have good reasons and seems to have evidence suggested but it is pretty stupid. There might be something in pale skin people that can form into melanoma, I don't think the findings are stupid. It's how the article has presented it, even though pale skin has more of a chance anyone can get skin cancer. Doesn't matter who you are, all you can do is be careful.

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Obesity: Lifestyle or Disease?

Obesity: Lifestyle or Disease? | Tessa's Yr 9 Journal | Scoop.it
Obesity has been defined as both a disease and a lifestyle depending on who you talk to.

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This is a Discussion about whether obesity is a lifestyle or a disease. Different sorts of people catorgerise it as either one or the other, when in reality no one has the right answer. Docters and scientists say that the answer varies for each person. What Merriam-Webster suggests ineterests me, and it makes a good arguement. She says a disease is a 'condition of the living animal/plant, impairs normal functioning and as signs and symptons'. Obesity doesn't fit the dictionary's definition of a disease. Herndon (in the article) hoes on and gives good examples that have convinced me that obesity isn't a disease but a liefstyle of a person.

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gabrielle whitfield's curator insight, November 14, 2013 8:04 PM

" this article tells us that different people think that obesity is a lifestyle and not a disease when what it is, is a lifestyle disease that you can maybe help" 

AbbeyHe's curator insight, November 16, 2013 6:12 PM

Basically this article is arguing whether obesity is a disease or not. The dictionary describes a disease is a part of the body impairs normal functioning and usually appears with symptoms. So some people argue that obesity is a state of people not a disease. Like light- skined people tend to have skin cancer but that doesn't mean they are diseased. 

 

This article presents a very interesting point as it argues obesity is not a disease. However, people have obesity do tend to have diabetes and all other diseases. So whether or not obesity is a disease, it does increase the chance of getting other diseases. 

Indiana Brown's curator insight, November 18, 2013 6:29 PM

Being one of the biggest issues in Australia and America obesity is a rising problem that people need to be aware of. This article debates whether its a lifestyle or and disease which would be interesting to readers of today.

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Risky drinking habits tracked back to parental supply of alcohol at teen parties

Risky drinking habits tracked back to parental supply of alcohol at teen parties | Tessa's Yr 9 Journal | Scoop.it
TEENAGERS whose parents buy them alcohol to drink at supervised parties are four times more likely to develop "risky" drinking habits, research shows.

Via ReGenUC
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This article tells us that even parental supervision while drinking can lead to the teen having drinking problems. The research shows that teenagers supervised are going to have 'risky' drinking habits 4 times more likely than normal. 

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Teen Motherhood: When "Reality TV" Doesn't Fully Reflect Reality - RH Reality Check (blog)

"They judge us upon age, and it’s not like that. I mean it’s not good for a 16-year old, 15-year old to have a baby at a young age ... But who sits here and says ‘I’m gonna get pregnant at 16?’ We all think, oh I’m gonna get married, or I’m gonna graduate first, go to college and then get married. And nothing ever turns out that way."


Via Teens Talk
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This article reveals that the 'reality' shows on teen pregnancy isnt reality at all. It isn't a pleasant experience & not everyone gets the happy ending that these tv shows says that happens. In fact more than not it is the complete opposite.

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Teens Talk's curator insight, January 11, 2013 9:56 PM

A wonderfully frank and provocative article on the subject, incorporating real stories, real statistics, and real results. It doesn't just complain about the problem and how other people—the government, the poor, males, females, the media—are at fault, but actually depicts positive solutions in action. This gives me hope that despite the severity of the teen pregnancy "epidemic," we really can make a meaningful difference in overcoming this problem—if we can work together.

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Why teen drinking and driving has been cut in half in past 20 years

Why teen drinking and driving has been cut in half in past 20 years | Tessa's Yr 9 Journal | Scoop.it
Nine out of 10 high-schoolers chose not to drink and drive in 2011, according to the CDC. Safety advocacy groups and government agencies have worked with youths and parents on the issue.

Via Lisa Listle
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This article gives us good news about teen drinking & driving. Turns out adds, sterner parents & other stuff have helped to reduce teen drinking by quite a bit. Only 9 out of 10 high school aged choose to drive after a drink, bug improvement. 

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400 kids taken off Perth streets with alcohol and drugs

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400 kids taken off Perth streets with alcohol and drugs...

Via Dominic Mortimer
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The article gives us information we need to know about teens & their families today. People are ignoring these types of things, hoping it actaully isnt happening when it is. Over 400 teens were taken off the streets (late at night) with alcohol & drugs in their hands. This is a problem need to be delt with as they're doing in Perth, all they need is help so we should be giving it to them.

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Dominic Mortimer's comment, March 8, 2012 11:01 PM
This is a relevant article because 437 adolescents were picked up off Perth's streets while handling drugs and alcohol
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Study Examines Alcohol Use Patterns Worldwide

Study Examines Alcohol Use Patterns Worldwide | Tessa's Yr 9 Journal | Scoop.it
New research shows that alcohol is now the third leading cause of the global burden of disease and injury -- this even though most adults worldwide abstain from

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This article gives the statistics of the world binge drinking, which shows which parts have more people drinking. It's upsetting on how many people in the world binge drink as shown in this article. 

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Sexually Transmitted Diseases & Infections - STDs

Planned Parenthood has been providing trusted health care for nearly 100 years. Here are the answers to questions we hear about STDs.
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This article gives good information on STI's. Most people refer to it as STD even though they mostly don't turn into diseases. The statistics of how many people get STI's are scary but the site gives information on how to be safe and details about getting checked.  Also it has a 'check' which i believe is a good way to get people started on taking STI's seriously.

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Cancer Symptoms

This website contains the symptoms of all cancers, in order to raise awareness of prevention.


Via Rachel Craft
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This is a good article as it tells you symptons that you might have with certain cancers. People should know about symptons more, this can detect cancers early which gives better chance of survival.  Or people can have regular check ups, it shouldn't be scary as it can be beneficial for you.

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Scientists developing cream to treat skin cancer

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Scientists are testing a chemical that kills melanoma cells without harming the normal cells. The goal is to develop it into a skin cream to battle early stages of melanoma

 

It is a good article because it is yet another example of cancer research and how it benefits us as a species. It can help make the world a better place


Via Dominic Mortimer
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Scientists are starting to make the first step to create a cream that will hopefully one day treat skin cancer. They have designed a new chemical that acts like a virus by killing off melanoma cells. This cream would treat melanoma in the early stages. I believe this is important as said in the article 11,000 new cases of melanoma are diagnosed each year in Australia. It is a easy way to cure a cancer, even though it will take a few years to create and test it I think it would be a success.

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STI spike in over 40s

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This article is telling us that STI's can effect everyone who paricipates in unprotected sexual activity, and gives some reasons for the sudden spike in over 40's STI cases.


Via Stephanie McEwan
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This article is saying that even older people can still get STI's, actually it seems to be increasing. Women over 40 seem to have more unprotected sex, which is now leading to be a bad idea. This tells us no matter what age you are, you can still get STI's.

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stephanie shalala's curator insight, November 14, 2013 7:53 PM

This article is telling us about the rise in STIs amongst older people. Stating in the past decade STIs has steadily grown by 300 per cent in Australians under 30 years, but recently there has been a large rise in rates in the 40-to-64 age group. This is something people need to be aware of as its important to look after there bodys and to know who there engaging intercourse wtih.

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Sexually transmitted infections at 'record high' - Telegraph

Sexually transmitted infections at 'record high' - Telegraph | Tessa's Yr 9 Journal | Scoop.it

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.


Via Stephanie McEwan
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Sexually transmitted diseases are rapidly getting higher & higher. There are more risk of getting them, especially for younger generations. It shows that the younger people are being transmitted with diseases quite a bit more than older.

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linasteinke's curator insight, November 25, 2014 10:03 PM

This article is telling us the fact that women aged 19 and men aged 20-23 are at greatest risk of being able to contract an STI. The article also has that teenagers aged 16-19 who are treated at a clinic for an STI and will return in a year and have another STI.

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Teenage baby boom sparks call for better sex education

Teenage baby boom sparks call for better sex education | Tessa's Yr 9 Journal | Scoop.it

This article is about how a growth in teenage pregnancys is sparking calls for better sex education in schools. It gives some reasons to why teenagers become pregnant and show the increase of this fact.


Via Stephanie McEwan
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The article suggest that there should be a better sex education in school as teen pregnancy as increased a bit over the years. Studies have shown that most teens are having unprotected sex, which can lead to becoming pregnant. The idea is to get information out to all teens in all area's, not just in some places.

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Nicholas Kyriakoudes's curator insight, November 13, 2014 7:20 PM

This article form the Sydney Morning Herald refers to the growing concern from the general public for teenage pregnancy and how the average age for pregnancy in Australia {and NZ} is dropping. This change is being referred to as a ''teenage baby boom''. But many people in the public in particular teenagers aren't alarmed by 14,15, or 16 year old children having babies. The public now see it as the ''norm'' theres nothing unusually with it. This is a worry as many of these views and opinions have been carved by the experiences and un knowingness of these people. The article is ultimately stating facts and pushing for more education campaigns and programs to open the roof on this issue and real the true facts and effects peoples lives. Pregnancy doesn't just effect on person it effects many people either legally, professionally, social, mentally, physically, it just effects a whole person in every aspect. I do truly believe with this article and i believe the article should be playing a more active role in education teenagers so that this pregnancy rate can drop and with it the problems that occur.  

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Energy drinks, alcohol mix very dangerous for teens

Energy drinks, alcohol mix very dangerous for teens | Tessa's Yr 9 Journal | Scoop.it
Pediatricians warn that caffeinated beverages and alcohol can cause dangerous health side effects, especially in teens

Via Lisa Listle
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This article tells us about the effects of energy drinks mixed with alcohol drunken by teens. It tells not to believe the lies out there that says it isn't bad. These types of drinks are very bad for you, especially for teens which is the worst part as teens don't know about this.

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Faith Suazo's curator insight, February 11, 2014 4:30 PM

This article I thought was very interesting because alcohol is a depressant which is supposed to have the opposite effect on our bodies than energy drinks do.  I remember hearing about, then later reading up on the long term affects on alcohol and caffeine use at the same time.  I found that the mixture of a depressant and a stimulant is suspected to cause people to develop heart disease at an earlier age than what is average. The typical cup of coffee has about 100mg of caffeine, but 16 ounces of just about any of the main energy drinks have approximately 160mg of caffeine which an unhealthy dose for a young heart that has not yet fully developed.

Faith Suazo's comment, February 11, 2014 4:37 PM
I also forgot to mention: Energy drinks are full of sugar and they are a popular trend among teens for their strong taste and caffeine effect that cause the consumer to believe they are not as drunk as they really are. This topic can also play into the idea of peer pressure. @Erin Madden
Faith Suazo's comment, February 11, 2014 4:38 PM
http://www2.potsdam.edu/alcohol/HealthIssues/1043185105.html#.UvqThvux3gs
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Teen drinkers at greater health risk

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Teen drinkers at greater health risk...

Via Dominic Mortimer
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This article says that teenagers these days are more exposed to alcohol which by the statics are shown to be true. Teenagers are more dependant and fill the need to fit in. All the information shows that it affects teenagers health. 

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Dominic Mortimer's comment, April 24, 2012 7:15 AM
In this article, statistics are showing that teenagers are drinking alcohol at younger ages because of advertising and increasing independence. That leads to increase chances of mental health issues, alcohol dependence and experimentation with illicit drugs.

This is a good article because of credible statistics and the objectivity of the story.
Perin Leach's curator insight, May 20, 2013 7:16 AM
I thought this was a great article to read, as it gives statistics that show that teenagers are drinking alcohol at increasingly younger ages cause mainly by influence from parents/guardians/TV/friends/siblings or just gernerally wanting o experiment with independance. This article explains the increasing chances of mental health issues in younger people cause by alcohol and drugs.