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Take TV-free days to combat obesity (UK)

The Guardian 23 September 2014 Draft health advice on obesity has recommended taking TV-free days or setting two-hour limits on the amount of time spent sitting in front of screens. The advice, aimed at helping the population to keep weight…

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First Smacking, now Time Out. What’s next… Hugs?

Time.com 23 September 2014 In a brain scan, relational pain—that caused by isolation during punishment—can look the same as physical abuse. Is alone in the corner the best place for your child? Time-out is the most popular discipline technique used…

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Does marriage ’cause’ teenagers to behave better …

Marriage Foundation Blog 9 September 2014 It’s official. British teenagers are more likely to behave better if their parents are married. Not only that, but whatever is making the difference is above and beyond the usual explanation – that it’s not…

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The scourge of sexting in schools (Aust)

The Daily Telegraph 20 September 2014 Teachers say that last year there were five times as many reports of students sending unwanted suxually explicit photos to classmates than in 2012. A report by the Department of Education says there were…

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New Zealand’s pro-euthanasia MP fails to re-enter Parliament

LifeSiteNews 22 September 2014 Staunch euthanasia and assisted suicide advocate, Maryan Street, has failed to make it back into Parliament after New Zealand’s general election on Saturday. Street, a Labour candidate who has been an MP since 2005, had placed…

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Smoking cannabis increases risk of cancer – researchers

OneNews 19 September 2014 Smoking cannabis may increase the risk of lung cancer in heavy users researchers say. A recent study into the effects of smoking cannabis carried out by researchers at the University of Otago has found that heavy…

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Why do rich countries have so many poor children?

MercatorNet 18 September 2014 New Zealanders elect a new government on Saturday after a campaign in which several parties and advocacy groups have vied with each other to push child poverty to the top of the political agenda. That this…

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Confirmed – Green support for abortion-up-to-birth for disabilities

The Leading Edge 18 September 2014 In the months since they launched their abortion policy, the NZ Green Party have been adamant in their public assertions that their new policy will not legalise abortion-up-to-birth for persons with disabilities – but…

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Euthanasia clinic reprimanded for death of stroke victim

Dutch News 27 August 2014 A special clinic set up to help people whose doctors do not support euthanasia has been reprimanded for failings when it helped an elderly woman who did not want to live in a nursing home…

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