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Rescooped by Jiahong Li from Sexual Health Awareness!

Sexual Health

Sexual Health | Year 9 Journal |

Sexual Health: Although sex is not vital for good health, it’s definitely good for you.

Via Active Monk
Jiahong Li's insight:

       Safe sex is referred to as safer sex or protected sex, while unsafe or unprotected sex is sexual activity engaged in without precautions. Some sources prefer the term safer sex to more precisely reflect the fact that these practices reduce, but do not completely eliminate, the risk of disease transmission. Promoting safe sex is now one of the aims of sex education. Safe sex is regarded as a harm reductionstrategy aimed at reducing risks. The risk reduction of safe sex is not absolute. Although some safe sex practices can be used as contraception, most forms of contraception do not protect against all or any STIs; likewise, some safe sex practices, like partner selection and low risk sex behavior, are not effective forms of contraception.



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Rescooped by Jiahong Li from STI's_Olivia!

Sexually transmitted diseases caused by fungus - by Dr Pandula Siribaddana - Helium

Sexually transmitted diseases caused by fungus - by Dr Pandula Siribaddana - Helium | Year 9 Journal |
Overview: Sexually transmitted diseases are diseases which spread through sexual acts such as vaginal intercourse, oral sex, anal sex…etc.

Via Olivia Rose Day
Jiahong Li's insight:

       From the article we can know that sexually transmitted diseases are spread through sexual acts. The main type of sexually transmitted diseases are Chlamydia, herpes, the human papillomavirus, gonorrhea, syphilis, trichomoniasis and HIV(human immunodeficiency virus).

       The symptoms of Chlamydia in women include abnormal vaginal discharge, burning during urination, and bleeding in between periods; the symptoms in men include pain when urinating and abnormal discharge from their penis. About the herpes some people are asymptomatic or have very mild symptoms. Those always be notice in 2 to 20 days and will last 2 to 4 weeks. Also with the flu like symptoms. The symptoms of the human papillomavirus won't show until advanced stages. The symptoms of gonorrhea usually start appearing in 2 to 5 days after contact with an infected symptoms, and some men won't notice it in 1 month the symptoms in women include vaginal discharge, burning or itching while urinating. Symptoms in can be burning and pain while urinating, increased urinary frequency, discharge from the penis, red or swollen urethra. Syphilis is a disease which can cause long-term complications and death. About the HIV symptoms usually disappear, and the patient can remain asymptomatic.

Olivia Rose Day's comment, October 29, 2012 6:19 AM
This article by Dr. Pandula Siribaddana gives a small insight into the STI's caused and affected by fungus, and can offer some precaution to both cleanliness and safe sex, it sure made me realise I don't want to be bothered by an STI
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Lung Cancer-Prevention and Treatment

Lung Cancer-Prevention and Treatment | Year 9 Journal |
Learn about lung cancer, risk factors, and how to reduce risks.

Via tommarzolf, omega hospitals
Jiahong Li's insight:

How to avoid lung cancer can be divided into three levels: first level is the cause of intervention; second level is screening and early diagnosis; third level is rehabilitation prevention. Also the first level can divided to 4 parts. The first part is stopping and controlling smoking, the experiment has proof that control smoking is very effective way to keep down lung cancer. The second part is protecting environment, from the experiment, scientists find out it is a really important part for avoiding lung cancer to keep down air pollution. The third part is occupational factors prevent. The fourth part is having a healthy eating habit.

tommarzolf's curator insight, March 6, 2013 8:47 PM

 I learned that If you don't use tobacco,

you can reduce

lung cancer by a significant amount.

even if you do smoke if you quit you

 will gradually decrease with

time as your lungs recover.

Quitting smoking reduces your risk for


and your risk continues to decrease

as long as you do not smoke.

I also learned that even cutting down

on smoking can

decrease your chances but it is better

to quit anyways.

Lung cancer is a terrable thing

and i recomend not to smoke in general.

omega hospitals's curator insight, August 7, 2013 8:56 AM

Lung cancer is a type of cancer that begins in the lungs. Lung cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer deaths in India, among both men and women. Lung cancer claims more lives each year than colon, prostate, ovarian, lymph and   breast cancers combined. People who smoke have the greatest risk of lung cancer. The risk of lung cancer increases with the length of time and number of cigarettes smoked.