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Lung cancer - Better Health Channel

Lung cancer - Better Health Channel | Chloe's year 9 Journal Semester 2 | Scoop.it
Most lung cancers are caused by cigarette smoking. There are two main types of lung cancer – small cell carcinomas and non-small cell carcinomas. Treatment for lung cancer may include surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
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Smoking Kills!!


Lung cancer occurs most often in adults between the ages of 40 and 70 who have smoked cigarettes for at least 20 years.


We do not know the cause in all cases. However, up to nine out of 10 lung cancers are caused by smoking.


Lung cancer is the most common cause of death from cancer in Australia. 


I know in some cases lung cancer is caused by other reason apart from somking, but honslty I dont see why people feel the need to smoke it is discusting and horribal for your body... IT KILLS!


People know, Australian citizens know the effects of somking and yet they are still gladto contiune doing it? This doesnt make sense to me... but i do know that the Australian goverment is working hard to get people to stop smoking and i know some smokers do try to quit.

 

 

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Obesity and Overweight | National Health and Medical Research Council

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Overweight and obesity among Australians has been increasing over the past 30 years.

 

In 2011–12, around 60% of Australian adults were classified as overweight or obese, and more than 25% of these fell into the obese category.

 

Australia is know as the 4th fattest country! This is very shocking to see, that most of our population is not at a healthy weight at all! 

 

Obesity is even present in the young childern of Australia!,

In 2007, around 25% of children aged 2–16 were overweight or obese, with 6% classified as obese.

 

I really hope the Australian community can chage these statistics as i believe we are strong enough to over come such an easy problem!

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STI rates soar among over-50s

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Sexually active older Australians are contracting chlamydia and gonorrhoea in rapidly increasing numbers, as many shun condoms or feel too embarrassed to talk about safe sex, say experts.
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This article really stunned me, It is about a study on the soaring rates of STI's among the over 50's generation.

 

The main reasons of this, is that many shun condoms or feel too embarrassed to talk about safe sex, say experts.


New cases of chlamydia among Australians aged 40 to 85 have jumped 17 per cent in the past three years, while the incidence of gonorrhoea has risen 44 per cent in the same period, an analysis by Family Planning NSW reveals.

Family Planning said 5563 new Australian cases of chlamydia were reported last year among people over 40 - about 33 people in every 100,000 - compared with 4733 new cases of chlamydia identified in 2010.


These figues/ stats were very difefrent to what I had expecte.

I had never thought about how the older generations still get the same diseases as the younger more "advernturous" generation.





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Skin cancer risk factors in Australia - myDr.com.au

Skin cancer risk factors in Australia - myDr.com.au | Chloe's year 9 Journal Semester 2 | Scoop.it
Australia has the highest incidence of skin cancer in the world. Risk factors for skin cancer include having fair skin and having been severely sunburned in the past.
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Did you know Australia has the highest incidence of skin cancer in the world!


In fact, approximately 2 out of every 3 Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer before the age of 70 years.

Australians are also 4 times more likely to develop skin cancer than any other type of cancer.


This is scary for me, as I am an Australian and have a slight history with skin cancer in my family, but i believe if Australians followed the simple rules of "Slip, slop, slap, seek and slide" we would lower our chances of skin cancer dramatically!


And by raisng more and more awearness about Skin cancer and the effects of it Im sure the Australian population will do something about it!

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STIs - Young People & STIs

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This article provides lots of useful information to inform readers about STI's

 

The article contains information about the rising rates of STI's, which STI's are are common, and how the Australian Government has launched the National STI Prevention Program to raise awareness about STIs, and to promote condom use and testing.


I believe if more young people are aware of these diseases, they will have a much better undersatnding on how to pprotect them selves and in that it will lower the amount of cases in young people dramatically.

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Teenage Pregnancy: 10 Tips for Telling Your Parents - Psych Central

Teenage Pregnancy: 10 Tips for Telling Your Parents - Psych Central | Chloe's year 9 Journal Semester 2 | Scoop.it
Yep, you're 16 and pregnant. You didn't plan it. You thought you'd taken precautions but you're pregnant. Oh boy, now what? For some teenagers this may be a happy moment, yet for others it can seem like the world is about ...
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This blog opened my eyes to just how hard teen pregnancy can hit those affected. This article goes through the difficulties of telling your parents when you have fallen pregnant as a teenager as it is a very hard thing to do. You feel like your parents will hate you, Guilt and shame can be the primary unhealthy emotions felt at this time, driven by irrational beliefs such as, “I shouldn’t be pregnant, and because I am, I’ve done something really wrong and I’m no good” (guilt) or “I can’t have my parents think badly of me. I must have their approval because if they think badly of me it means I’m worthless” (shame) and these emotions can lead to secondary emotion of anxiety based on thoughts such as, “If they do think badly of me, I couldn’t stand it;” “What if they do reject me, and I won’t be able to cope;” This is the end of the world.” 

 

I never knew how badly people could be affected by negative thoughts due to teen pregnancy, I never knew people could lead into depression from teen pregnancy, and how they would of had there whole life ahead of them stopped by a accident that could have been avoided by taking contraceptive methods but mistakes happen and people need to stay calm in these situations and just talk to people about it because that is the best type of help you can get.

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