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Mothers and children suffer the most in family breakups, research suggests

30 September 2014
Mothers and children suffer the most in family breakups, research suggests

The Guardian 28 September 2014   Women and children are hit hardest following the breakdown of a relationship, with research showing that one in five mothers falls into poverty following a split. Comprehensive analysis of how parents fare in the years after separation found that children and their mothers see living standards fall by more on…

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Mental health experts: Teen self-harm stats a paradox

29 September 2014
Mental health experts: Teen self-harm stats a paradox

NZ Herald 29 September 2014 A paradox is puzzling youth mental health experts: binge-drinking, violence and suicide are all declining, but our teenagers are enduring an escalating epidemic of self-harm. Sir John Kirwan’s new book Stand By Me: Helping Your Teen Through Tough Times spells…

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The Surprising Truth About Women and Violence

29 September 2014
The Surprising Truth About Women and Violence

Time.com 25 June 2014 The arrest of an Olympic gold medalist on charges of domestic violence would normally be an occasion for a soul-searching conversation about machismo in sports, toxic masculinity and violence against women. But not when the alleged offender is a woman: 32-year-old…

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CEO says note from 10-year-old daughter made him quit

28 September 2014
CEO says note from 10-year-old daughter made him quit

Fox News 27 September 2014 The CEO of a $2 trillion investment fund said he made the decision to resign from his post after his young daughter wrote him a note listing 22 milestones he had missed in her life. California-based Mohamed El-Erian left his…

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Teenager, 13, among Bay girls under 16 who have given birth

28 September 2014
Teenager, 13, among Bay girls under 16 who have given birth

NZ Herald 27 September 2014 A Tauranga 13-year-old who had a baby this year is the youngest person to have given birth in the Bay of Plenty in the past seven years – an event described as a tragedy by a lobby group leader. The…

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Unborn baby test fails to take off

28 September 2014
Unborn baby test fails to take off

NZ Herald 26 September 2014 A new antenatal screening test has not had the high uptake expected, a study published in the New Zealand Medical Journal reveals. Only 51 per cent of pregnant women surveyed had undertaken the new screening test for Down syndrome and…

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