Feb 17, 2020, 9News, Sydney: Rise in childhood cancer baffles experts, prompts calls for urgent investigation https://www.9news.com.au/health/australian-childhood-cancer-rising-call-for-further-investigation-health-news/fb176364-dfdf-43bf-968f-ff9cac4105cc?ocid=Social-9News&fbclid=IwAR3WBB4B_fP4b0ds-UiHBPDOM7-GE4VEhmF56Sy6aNCmyKsW_g1Tt-AqNx8 The cancer rate in children is steadily rising, triggering calls for further investigation into the causes of the disease in the young. Experts scrutinised statistics from the Australian Childhood Cancer Registry, which holds records of the 20,547 children younger than 15 diagnosed with some form of cancer between 1983 and 2015. They discovered the rate of childhood cancer in Australian children rose by 1.2 per cent every year from 2005 to 2015.... According to the Cancer Council Queensland, that is expected to jump 7 per cent by the year 2035. By that year the rate of childhood cancer is forecast to reach 1060 cases per year. Doctors and cancer experts are struggling to explain the slow and gradual increase. They believe it is partly due to improvements in diagnosis.
Children today are noticeably different from previous generations, and the proof is in the news coverage we see every day. This site shows you what’s happening in schools around the world. Children are increasingly disabled and chronically ill, and the education system has to accommodate them. Things we've long associated with autism, like sensory issues, repetitive behaviors, anxiety and lack of social skills, are now problems affecting mainstream students. Blame is predictably placed on bad parenting (otherwise known as trauma from home).
Addressing mental health needs is as important as academics for modern educators. This is an unrecognized disaster. The stories here are about children who can’t learn or behave like children have always been expected to. What childhood has become is a chilling portent for the future of mankind.