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Girls hitting puberty earlier than ever, obesity link

NZ Herald 5 November 2013 Girls of all races are entering puberty earlier than ever before, and new research suggests that obesity may a contributing factor, particularly in white girls. Early puberty has been linked to a number of medical…

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Now this is what you call ‘democracy’

Ireland to hold referendum on gay marriage The Guardian 5 November 2013 Ireland is to hold a referendum in mid-2015 on whether to allow same-sex marriage, the Republic’s government has said. The decision, announced on Tuesday, is a victory for…

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Early bedtimes could combat child obesity: Study finds young who sleep for longer consume fewer calories

DailyMail 4 November 2013 Putting children to bed earlier may be a simple way to keep their weight down, research has shown. Childhood obesity is not only caused by fast food, sugary drinks and lack of exercise, the new findings suggest.…

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Aggressive porn degrading women

Stuff.co 4 November 2013 A social researcher is challenging the porn industry to move away from what he says are increasingly aggressive depictions of sex. “This might sound strange coming from me, but the porn industry need to produce better…

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Garth George: The enigma of alcohol

NZ Herald 3 November 2013 I read this week that American experts on alcohol abuse have devised new medical guidelines that could classify nearly one in 10 New Zealanders as having trouble with the booze. That should surprise nobody, for…

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Sex education could change under Labour Government

NewsTalk ZB 31 October 2013 Sex education could be significantly changed under a future Labour Government. The issues to be covered in policy proposals will be debated at the Party’s annual conference this weekend. It’s proposed Labour enacts a national…

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Atrociously bias reporting from ONE News

Call to teach kids aged 5 about sexuality    OneNews 1 November 2013 Family Planning is set to introduce a resource for teaching children as young as five about their sexuality. The move has been criticised by conservative groups, however the…

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Schools unhappy with beer tent ruling

NewsTalk ZB 1 November 2013 Schools aren’t happy with being over-ruled by Dunedin City Council authorities on the issue of serving alcohol to parents at school fairs. The Principals’ Federation says the focus of a beer tent is to raise…

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