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Diabetes increasing worldwide at alarming rates: study

Diabetes increasing worldwide at alarming rates: study | Evan's year 9 PDHPE journal | Scoop.it
Health experts are warning that one in 10 people around the world will have diabetes by 2035.
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This is a snippet from the news. It talks about how diabeties is increasing at an alarming rate. It uses some horrifying statistics such as there was 5.1 million deaths so far in 2013 of diabetes. THis shows that teenagers are becoming less healthy and eating more sugar high foods. This need to change as the death toll is alarming. The video also says that '1 in 10 people will have diabetes by 2035' which is a very scary thought.

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More Australians classed obese

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Millions more Australians may be obese than previously thought, because the usual method of measuring obesity has dramatically underestimated the problem.
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Obesity is a major problem in australia and is also a lifestyle disease. It affects many teenagers as articles like this and the media has now more publiticity around obesity and how deadly it can be. This article shows some scary facts such as ' A study of more than 4000 Australian adults found 27 per cent were obese according to their body mass index, a measure of the relationship between their height and weight. This figure matches the latest estimate for the prevalence of obesity in the Australian population. But when researchers measured the waists of their subjects, they found 49 per cent were obese.'. This is scary for the future as obesity is a big problem that needs to be fixed. It should change from the younger population now.

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PM - Sunscreen helps protect a key gene that fights all three forms of skin cancer 09/10/2013

PM - Sunscreen helps protect a key gene that fights all three forms of skin cancer 09/10/2013 | Evan's year 9 PDHPE journal | Scoop.it
Australias so called boundless sunshine was a tourism and migration selling point for decades But add a large number of fair-skinned Europeans into the mix and this countrys become one of the wo
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This is from the abc website and was only put up there on 9th October 2013 so is also very recent topic. It is from a radio interview and is very relevent to lifestyle diseases topic. This interview is about how important it is to slip slop slap as doing so protects a key gene that easily forms all three types of skin cancer. This relates to young peoples attitudes as more and more people are being diagnosed with skin cancer and this is a simple now proven way to prevent having skin cancer. This will infulence teenagers decision making as many do not put sunblock on but it is now proven to work and the number of teenagers getting skin cancer is growing

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Cannabis, IQ link more than socioeconomics › News in Science (ABC Science)

Cannabis, IQ link more than socioeconomics › News in Science (ABC Science) | Evan's year 9 PDHPE journal | Scoop.it
Scientists have defended their study linking cannabis and a drop in IQ against claims that socio-economic factors are to blame.
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This article is about how smoking cannibis can drop your IQ especially at a young age. This show a study done in New Zealand of a group of peopel and it has tested there IQ at ages 13, 18, 21, 26, 32 and 38. The study concluded that smoking cannidas from a young age will lower your IQ. This shows the consequeces of not staying in charge. It demonstrates the importance of not giving into peer presure or not having a go at drugs. The article states that "The study found persistent cannabis use during teenage years was associated with a drop in IQ of eight points by the age of 38." This is a massive drop in IQ and how well you can live your life. Remember this comes with the other consequences of smoking cannibas from a young age for example skitsophrenia. This relates to the topic we did in class who is in charge and shows us the consequence of not staying in charge.

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My name is Australia and I'm an alcoholic

My name is Australia and I'm an alcoholic | Evan'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 relevent 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 similiar 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 sibilings of friends. I think this demonstrates to thier younger sibilings that it is cool to binge drink and shows them it is not cool to not drink. This needs to change and instead of it being the norm for adolecents and young adults to binge drink it should be unusaul 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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Blood test hope for skin cancer

Blood test hope for skin cancer | Evan's year 9 PDHPE journal | Scoop.it
A simple blood test could be used to identify patients whose skin cancer has spread, according to a presentation at the National Cancer Research Institute conference.
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Melanoma is the worst out of the three skin cancers. It is the most lethal. This article is about how a blood test can detect melanoma and can easily see where it has spead and how advanced it is. This is very helpful in curing people with melanome. It will affect how the process of treating melanome will go and have a big impact on how teenagers today if they are not sun smart will have to deal with melanoma in a more succesful effective way.This does not meant that people should not worry about melanoma as it is still very deadly and will change your life if you get it. It is not always curable but the rates of it being are growing. As this study says 8 in 10 people live for over 10 years after being diagnosed with melanoma.

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'Lifestyle' diseases the world's biggest killer

'Lifestyle' diseases the world's biggest killer | Evan's year 9 PDHPE journal | Scoop.it
The World Health Organisation says lifestyle diseases are now the leading cause of death around the world.
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I found this article on ABC website. It is from 2011 but i think it is still very relevent to the world today. It showed me how common and deadly lifestyle diseases are. Although the article did say that lifestyle diseases are more common in low to middle income countries. But it is still  a major problem in Australia although it is a high income countries. It may not be of as big problem because of the publicity health gets in the media and all the eat helthy and anti smoking adds there are. Lifestyle diseases are a big issues affteing teeagers as that is when many of them start to develop such as skin cancer and obesity. This article showed me how deadly lifestyle diseases are with some scary statistics such as "lifestyle diseases are responsible for 63 per cent of global deaths based on WHO's estimates for 2008.".

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Police Commissioner lays down law over drunken violence

Police Commissioner lays down law over drunken violence | Evan's year 9 PDHPE journal | Scoop.it
The NSW Police Commissioner says that dealing with alcohol and its effects consumes about 70 per cent of a frontline police officer's time.
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This article demonstrates the negative consequences of drinking alcohol.

"Dealing with alcohol and its effects consumes about 70 per cent of a frontline police officer's time." This is a ridiculous nimber of police officers time taken up by the cause of one thing alcohol. Alcohol is abused too often there are many brawls from drunken violence and accidental pregnacies from one night stands. Alcohol needs to be taken more seriously and to be served not so freely. This shows the negative impacts alcohol can have on your life. Imagine if you went out for a party one night and this guy walked up and king hit you in the face, your life would drastically change. People need to take more care with alcohol and that is what i have been taught at the end of last term, Drunk people are so unpredictable and always expect the unexpected. Anything could hapeen when you are drunk or if you are dealing with drunk people. Alcohol should be used cautiously. 

 




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The next generation condoms

The next generation condoms | Evan'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 dont use condoms because they believe it ruduces the pleasure of sex. It says that "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 massivley reduced. From a result in the lack of unproctected 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 recieve 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 thinnere 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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