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The next generation condoms

The next generation condoms | Ali's year 9 PDHPE journal | Scoop.it
Having to bring our brains with us when it's business time and think about say, using a condom for instance, seems contrary to the raw physicality and spontaneity of the pursuit.
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This article is about the lack of people that use a condom. It states that people don’t use condoms because they believe it reduces the pleasure of sex. It says "51 per cent of Australian singles have had an unprotected one night stand at some stage". This statistic is ridiculously high and needs to be massively reduced. From a result in the lack of unprotected sex the article states, "It is estimated that one in 20 Australians aged between 15 and 29 have an STI, and rates are increasing. This is a alarming statistic and needs to be lowered through more education of how important safe sex is before you receive the wake up call of getting a STI. Later in the article it talks about how there is funding to improve the condom and to make it thinner so it feels like it is not there at all. This article relates to safe sex and contraception of which we have been talking about in class recently.

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Hepatitis B – Get Informed of the Deadly Virus

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Meeti, 21, was diagnosed with “jaundice.” After 3 days of treatment she lost consciousness, admitted to a hospital, and was diagnosed with deadly hepatitis B. She had liver cirrhosis and her parent...
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This article talks about Hepatitis B. It explains how Hepatitis is the infection of the liver and some cases lead to death. Three types of hepatitis can be sexual transmitted and the most common of those are Hepatitis B (HBV). It is transmitted through semen, vaginal fluids, blood and urine and is common in ages 20 to 49. Every year 600,000 people die because of this disease. The most outstanding result in this article is that 600,000 people died every year.

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'Lifestyle' diseases the world's biggest killer

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The World Health Organisation says lifestyle diseases are now the leading cause of death around the world.
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This article informs us that 63% of global death are due to lifestyle diseases, and in that 63%, 80% are in a low or medium income household according to the WHO organisation. 63% is quite a high number on a global scale and it is quite surprising how prominent lifestyle are. Also the fact that 80% are because of low or medium income households promotes a problem. Another thing that I can take from this article is that 9 million of the 36 million people who die every year because of non-communicable diseases die before the age of 60 years. That is a scary figure and shows that it needs to be a thing that is a issue in places like parliament and needs to be taught by parents to their children.

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Smog blamed as girl, 8, becomes youngest lung cancer patient

Smog blamed as girl, 8, becomes youngest lung cancer patient | Ali's year 9 PDHPE journal | Scoop.it
An eight-year-old girl has become the mainland's youngest lung cancer patient, with her illness blamed directly on environment factors....
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This article is based on lung cancer being mainly caused by air pollution from traffic and industry. It conveys this message effectively by stating at the beginning of the article that an eight year old girl is the youngest patient with lung cancer. The article suggests the girl contracted the disease because she lived on a busy road where she inhaled various dangerous pollutants. It goes on to emphasise its point by stating various alarming statistics based on traffic and industrial air pollutants being responsible for lung cancer. The World Health Organisation found that air pollutants accounted for 1.2 million premature deaths in 2010 worldwide which included 140,000 lung cancer deaths. A noted oncologist states that lung cancer is the  most common cause of cancer in Asia followed by stomach and liver cancer. This article is blaming air pollution for various cancers, especially lung cancer.

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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 | Ali's year 9 PDHPE journal | 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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This article, posted in the Sydney Morning Herald stresses that a healthy meal with the National Heart Foundation's tick is the best option for all Australians. Since we were young, and in the classroom context, we are told that eating healthy ensures that you will have a longer life and a better well-being. The report highlights that the Heart Foundation is offering Australians with a change of lifestyle  . I found it interesting that analyst BIS Shrapnel  confirmed that of about six million Australians who eat fast food each day, 70 per cent are looking for a healthier alternative. I believe it is due to the fact that we are exposed to numerous fast food chains such as McDonalds 

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Prostate cancer treatment a bogus industry that harms more men than it helps

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Prostate cancer treatment a bogus industry that harms more men than it helps
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In this article it is being said that prostate cancer treatment is a bogus. Scientists conducting the study compared radical prostatectomy - or surgical removal of the prostate - with "watchful waiting," which is akin to doing nothing at all. The study found that surgery did not extend life. Studies are showing that even when left untreated, men can live for many more years and eventually die from something else. In fact, so slow is the growth that some specialists are beginning to question whether such cases should even be labeled "cancer." Although prostate cancer treatment is believed uneffective I still believe that prostate cancer needs to be treated.




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Research proves sunblock prevents melanoma › News in Science (ABC Science)

Research proves sunblock prevents melanoma › News in Science (ABC Science) | Ali's year 9 PDHPE journal | Scoop.it
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This article is about how research was done on sunscreen and it was proved that sunscreen worked. In the test many poeple were to use sunscreen while other did not and after some time the people who applied sunscreen did not developed melanoma, however the people who did not apply sunscreen had melanoma. I do believe that sunscreen works and it should be worn by everyone, even if it is not a very sunny day.

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400 kids taken off Perth streets with alcohol and drugs

400 kids taken off Perth streets with alcohol and drugs | Ali's year 9 PDHPE journal | Scoop.it
Police collect 437 vulnerable children off the streets, with more than half suffering drinking problems.
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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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Underage drinking rates 'alarming'

Underage drinking rates 'alarming' | Ali's year 9 PDHPE journal | Scoop.it
A survey has found that Australia's underage drinkers consume more
than 175 million drinks a year.
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In this article it gives statics and talks about teenage alcohol use. Although this article is not recent it shows how much money was spent and how much each age group drank. This articles makes you realise if that many teenagers were drinking back then, what are the rates for 2013?

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Half of parents 'allow teens to drink'

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Half of all Australian parents allow their teens to consume alcohol at home, placing many on a path to problematic drinking.
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After reading this article I am suprised that parents allow their teenage son/daughter to drink even though drinking in not good for health. Also there is a high chance that if a teenager drinks he/her will get drunk and create trouble and accident might occur. This is because of the maturity level and desison making of a teenager. 

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Binge drink warning after fan death

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A widow warns of the dangers of binge drinking after her Wales rugby fan husband fell into a river and died during a Six Nations weekend.
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Fall in teenage binge drinking

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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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My name is Australia and I'm an alcoholic

My name is Australia and I'm an alcoholic | Ali's year 9 PDHPE journal | Scoop.it
Earlier this year, the federal government introduced a series of measures in an attempt to further discourage tobacco smoking — raising taxes and a move to plain packaging.
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Although this article was made in 2010 but i believe that it is still very relevant to Australia and our topic in class. This article is about how binge drinking is a part of Australia's culture. This article is written by a 19 year old and how he sees the culture of drinking in Australia. He says that you are seen abnormal to not go out and get drunk or party often. This I believe is a similar culture as of today. I may not be going to parties yet or getting drunk but I hear of many people doing so and especially older siblings of friends. I think this demonstrates to their younger siblings that it is cool to binge drink and shows them it is uncool to not drink. This needs to change and instead of it being the norm for adolescents and young adults to binge drink it should be unusual to do so. But this would be extremely difficult for the government to create that culture especially when the attitude to drinking in Australia is exact opposite.    

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Chlamydia

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This article provides information about chlamydia testing, symptoms and treatment. The problem with chlamydia is that around 70% female and 50% males with chlamydia have no symptoms, so you could pass the infection on without knowing. This is scary because of the last section of the sentence, some people may pass on chlamydia without knowing and so many more people could be affected. Another thing that surprised me about this article is testing for chlamydia is easy and may just require a urine sample. 

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Truths of Life : Lifestyle Diseases

Truths of Life : Lifestyle Diseases | Ali's year 9 PDHPE journal | Scoop.it
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This article explains lifestyle disease and focuses heavily on Environment and Technology. It talks about how lifestyle diseases include atherosclerosis, heart disease, stroke, obesity; type 2 diabetes and all these diseases are the results of smoking and alcohol abuse. Lifestyle diseases are becoming more common presently, because of countries become more developed.  I knew all this information before but what really surprised and made me relies the dangers of the disease is the fact that for the first time in history these lifestyle diseases kill more people than infectious ones.

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Teenagers 'think slim cigarettes are safer' says report

Teenagers 'think slim cigarettes are safer' says report | Ali's year 9 PDHPE journal | Scoop.it
Young teenagers rate slimline cigarettes as stylish, feminine and possibly safer than regular brands, say researchers.
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This article highlights the dangers that teenagers are facing with regard to cigarettes. Cigarette companies are changing the design of cigarettes to appeal to a wider audience, which teenagers are being sucked in to.

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The skin cancer time bomb

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Today's tan is tomorrow's tumour. What you need to know about skin cancer.
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This article gives information on skin cancer and what sun burn does to teens in later life. This relates to lifestyle choices that we have been studying in class. I agree with the  article because skin cancer is a real issue facing teens.

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Walnut eaters reduce risk of dying from heart disease or cancer by nearly fifty percent

Walnut eaters reduce risk of dying from heart disease or cancer by nearly fifty percent | Ali's year 9 PDHPE journal | Scoop.it
Walnut eaters reduce risk of dying from heart disease or cancer by nearly fifty percent
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I found this article very interseting. Heart disease and cancer in all their different forms take the lives of nearly three-quarters of all men, women and children in the US each year. Yet thousands of well constructed research bodies have shown that most chronic diseases can be prevented by making simple lifestyle changes including diet, smoking, physical activity and exposure to toxic household and environmental pollutants through our early and middle adult years. scientists analyzed more than 7,000 people aged between 55 and 90 years, and divided them into two groups based on adherence to a Mediterranean style diet that included nuts, and especially walnuts, or those following a low-fat diet. It showed that walnuts helped.





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Ancient miracle seed tackles asthma, cancer, diabetes and more

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Ancient miracle seed tackles asthma, cancer, diabetes and more
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I find it very interesting how this seed is thought to cure cancer. It said rich in thymoquinone, beta-elemene and beta-sitosterol, the oil of black seed is a fierce anti-cancer agent. It protects against oxidative stress, induces cancer cell death and enhances immunity. Several studies have shown it to be effective against pancreatic, colon and breast cancer. Not only does it help with cancer, it also helps with Epilepsy and type 2 dibetes. In Eygpt bottle containing the oil was found in the tomb of Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamen since it was believed to be important in the afterlife.




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Teen drinkers at greater health risk

Teen drinkers at greater health risk | Ali's year 9 PDHPE journal | Scoop.it
Most teenagers are having their first full drink of alcohol by the
age of 15, study finds.
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This article is about how teenage drinkers are at greater health risk, and the age of people drinking alcohol is younger. Most teenagers are having their first full drink of alcohol by the age of 15, which is putting them at greater risk of dependence, mental health problems and drug addiction.

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Alcohol, big swell cited in man's death

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ROUGH water conditions and alcohol are believed to have played roles in a boating incident on Sydney Harbour that claimed the life of a young man.
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This article shows what a damaging effect alcohol can have on a person and how it dulls their inhibitions. It also gives an example on what can happen when you swim after consuming alcohol. This relates to our discussion in class about swimming intoxicated and decision making.

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No safe level of alcohol for teens

No safe level of alcohol for teens | Ali's year 9 PDHPE journal | Scoop.it
TEENAGERS who drink even small amounts of alcohol have a significantly higher risk of developing alcohol abuse or risky sexual behaviour as a young adult, research has found.
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This article was extremelly insightfull as is explains that teenagers who even drink small amounts of alcohol have the same risks (mentally/sexually/physically) at those who drink alot if you are under the age of 18. People under the age of 18 who are drinking are most likely to develope certain types of brain malfunctions/disorders caused by the alcohol/drugs being consumed. I think this article is extremelly relevent even though we haven't discussed this in class because it just good to know in gerneral.  

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Drugs and alcohol: the secret life of us

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Scores of middle-class Australians are drinking at dangerous levels and ending up in emergency departments with alcohol-related problems, the largest survey of Australians' present drug and alcohol use has found.
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Binge-Drinking While You're Young Hurts The Brain

Binge-Drinking While You're Young Hurts The Brain | Ali's year 9 PDHPE journal | Scoop.it
Binge drinking when you're young could have negative effects on your brain later on in life, according to a review of studies published in the journal Cortex.
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This article tells you about how binge drinking when you are younger could affect your braincells in later life. I think this article is a good article because it shows you the later issues you could have in life if you overdrink as a teenager. 

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Boy, 8, among thousands caught binge drinking

Boy, 8, among thousands caught binge drinking | Ali's year 9 PDHPE journal | Scoop.it
Children as young as eight have had alcohol confiscated from them by police during a crackdown on underage binge drinking.
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This article is about the discovery of children as young as eight years old being found to consume alcohol by police in a town in England. The message being conveyed in this article is about concern for these young people and their welfare. The article conveys its message clearly and effectively by quoting an expert saying that alcohol places young people in a vulnerable state where they are prone to various risks and dangerous behaviours. She also states that alcohol may have an adverse affect on the brain development of the children. The article ends asking where the children obtained the alcohol. I believe answer to this question could begin to address the solution to the problem of under aged drinking.

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