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The communicable disease I have chosen is STIs which stands for sexually transmitted infections and the non communicable disease I have chosen is Lung cancer and I am going to describe the prevention and control methods for both the diseases.

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Assignment two: Identify appropriate methods of prevention/control for a named communicable disease and a named non communicable disease (P6). The communicable disease I have chosen is STI's which stands for sexually transmitted infections and the non communicable disease I have chosen is Lung cancer and I am going to describe the prevention and control methods for both the diseases. Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) Targets were set by the government to improve sexual health of the population to in The Health of the Nation (1992). This focused on minimising the rates of gonorrhoea and conceptions among under 16's by 2000 by 50 per cent. A steady rise in Chlamydia and gonorrhoea was identified by the government. ...read more.

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Increases in diagnoses and treatments of other sexually transmitted infections as services actively seek out to test young people are a likely spin off from this programme. The government now provides sex education lessons in secondary schools in order to inform young people about the risks of STI's and pregnancies they also give out free condoms to young people in schools and some clinics. Lung Cancer Smoking and ill health has a link which now has been established and well documented. '' Smoking is the single most important modifiable risk factor for coronary heart disease (CHD) in young and old. '' (Our Healthier Nation Section 6.5) There is 60 per cent less likely chance of having CHD and 30 per cent less likely to have a stroke if an individual is a life time non smoker compared to a smoker. ...read more.

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'' (Stretch, Whitehouse (2007) Health and Social Care Book 2). One third of the smoker population are concentrated in the lowest 10 per cent of earners in the country is a direct result of this. Most lung cancers are caused by smoking, nose, throat and cervical cancer is also implicated in a variety of cancers. Smoking attributes to about one third of deaths due to cancer. Coronary heart disease (CHD) and stroke deaths and is also contributed by smoking. Also there are warnings on the cigarette boxes informing people of the risks of cancer developing and there are adverts from the NHS about no smoking classes and real life victims of cancer talking about smoking. ?? ?? ?? ?? Sadia Ellahi 20093700 BTEC National In Health Studies ...read more.

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