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Worse than previously thought

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Five terrifying facts from the World Diabetes Atlas.
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This article talks about how people with diabetes was predicted to be at 100 million people by 2013 but actually the current total sitting in the region 382 million. I think it was shocking that this year, there have been 5.1 million deaths attributed to diabetes around the world and 44 per cent of diabetes-related deaths in Australia this year occurred in people under the age of 60. Even scarier the medication required to treat the increasing  number of people effected by diabetes will possibly bankrupt the world.

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STI rates 20 times higher in Indigenous Australians

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TARGETED education is needed to reduce unsafe sex practices among young Indigenous Australians, in whom sexually transmitted infection (STI) rates are up to 20 times higher than non-Indigenous Australians, a conference heard today.
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This article from the "medical observer" states the Indigenous Australian population are 20 times more likely to have an STI then the non-Indigenous population one of the shocking statistics I can across were that only 50% of people aged 16–19 had used a condom in the last year, compared with 26% of people aged 25–29.

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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 from the abc website talks about how lifestyle diseases are the leading cause of death around the world. What I found shocking 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". I think it's good that our country is going to change cigarette packaging to hopefully reduce the amount of premature deaths.

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'Party Patrol' snags 24 underage drinkers at birthday bash - MyNorthwest.com

'Party Patrol' snags 24 underage drinkers at birthday bash - MyNorthwest.com | Zoe's Yr 9 Journal | Scoop.it
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'Party Patrol' snags 24 underage drinkers at birthday bash
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... and suffering from alcohol poisoning on the bathroom floor," read a statement from Pierce County Community Connections.
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In America there is an organisation called Party Patrol". It is "a multi-agency effort and consists of law enforcement, substance abuse professionals and community volunteers." According to the article. I think they should create a group like this in Australlia other then the police force.

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Facebook joins teen drink war - The Mercury

Facebook joins teen drink war - The Mercury | Zoe's Yr 9 Journal | Scoop.it
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Facebook joins teen drink war
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Seriously Smashed is a campaign aimed at youths aged 11 to 16 showing real-time consequences resulting from excessive alcohol consumption.
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The mercury reports a new video put out on Facebook to show teens the serious consequences that come from binge-drinking. As teens these days are more likely to go on Facebook than watch the news or TV, I think this is the smartest way to get the message across.

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Spring Break's Biggest Danger? Binge Drinking - ABC News

Spring Break's Biggest Danger? Binge Drinking - ABC News | Zoe's Yr 9 Journal | Scoop.it
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Holley's exploits are featured in the documentary "Faded: Girls & Binge Drinking," a movie about teenage girls who drink heavily because they feel enormous peer pressure to fit in.
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This article from ABC talks about how many college students take advantage of spring break to drink and party without any worries. It also talks about the upcoming movie "Spring Breakers" and how this movie glorifies spring break as a time for drinking, partying and even doing drugs, although its not lie and that does actually happen in real life. It also states the fact that 90 percent of underage drinkers binge drink which shocked me.

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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 from the Sydney Morning Herald talks about how people over 50 are also, as well as young people, effected by STI's. An analysis by Family Planning NSW reveals 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. People seem to be so focused on warning the younger generation about STI's that the older generation are being forgotton about.

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Chronic disease risks embedded in Aussie lifestyle (AIHW)

Most Australians have at least one preventable risk factor for chronic disease, according to a new report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).
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This article from the Australian institute of health and welfare was quote scary to read. It made me aware about how common lifestyle diseases really are in Australia. The opening sentence shocked me most "Most Australians have at least one preventable risk factor for chronic disease, according to a new report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)". What I also found shocking is that 17% of men and 11% of women have five or more risk factors for Having a chronic disease. This really opened my eyes to how much we need to start changing our lifestyle Before its too late.

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UN summit targets obesity, alcohol and smoking

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WORLD leaders will agree to a deal at a United Nations meeting tomorrow to try to curb the spread of preventable ''lifestyle'' diseases, amid concern that progress is already being hampered by powerful food, alcohol and tobacco lobbyists.


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This article from the age talks about how the UN is targeting obesity, alcohol and smoking as these lifestyle choices are leading to the rise of non-communicable diseases and premature death. What I found disappointing is that big companies are not caring about the impact some of these problems are having on people and are looking to take advantage of and make money out of developing countries as they haven't imposed any smoking bans, taxed cigarettes and alcohol and restricted junk food advertising.

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Parents have power to prevent teen binge drinking | Pathway to ...

Parents have power to prevent teen binge drinking | Pathway to ... | Zoe's Yr 9 Journal | Scoop.it
Parents of teen girls got alarming news from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week in a new report that showed that 1 in 3 high school girls reports drinking alcohol, 1 in 5 reports binge drinking, and 27 ...
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This article from pathway to prevention talks about how parent have the power stop prevent their teens from binge drinking after shocking results came in about how many teens have already had alcohol and how many teens have ever been nvolved in binge drinking.

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Marijuana & Alcohol Use Common among 10th Grade Students - Newswise (press release)

Marijuana & Alcohol Use Common among 10th Grade Students
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Twenty six percent of the surveyed teens reported using marijuana, making it the most common illicit drug used in the previous 12-month period.
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Newswise released an article about how they did a survey on 26 10th grade students and the results were scary although these were done in America it says "Twenty six percent of the surveyed teens reported using marijuana" And "Additionally, 35 percent of the teens had used alcohol, 27 percent had engaged in binge drinking and 19 percent had smoked cigarettes". I think it's amazing what teens can get their hands on these days!

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Teens And Young Adults Who Binge Drink Risk Negative Brain Effects Later In Life - Huffington Post

Teens And Young Adults Who Binge Drink Risk Negative Brain Effects Later In Life - Huffington Post | Zoe's Yr 9 Journal | Scoop.it
Teens And Young Adults Who Binge Drink Risk Negative Brain Effects Later In Life Huffington Post 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...
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This article from huffington post talks about teens and young adults and how binge drinking will effect them later in life. It talks about effects such as diabetes 2 and brain problems that may also happen. It shocked me that binge drinking problems might start as young as 13 years old!

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