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Apparently we needed an ‘expert’ to tell us this!

Reducing opening hours for bars would curb violence – researcher NZHerald 7 November 2013 The way to address night time alcohol-related crime and violence is to reduce the opening hours for licensed premises, a visiting Australian researcher says. Associate Professor…

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Why Daycare Can Have a Negative Effect on Your Child

HuffPost Living 7 November 2013 It’s not likely that Canadians will read Swedish psychiatrist David Eberhard’s new book about Swedish parenting. But the headline in the U.K. press says quite a lot: “Sweden’s liberal approach to raising children has bred…

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Free Condoms Give Sexual Licence, Not Sexual Health

Media Release 7 November 2013 Family First NZ is slamming free condom schemes to teens as young as 13 in the Hawkes Bay and Timaru calling them irresponsible and sending a dangerous message. “The underlying messages to a 13 year…

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They still can’t figure out definition of ‘safe sex’

Condom card aims to cut teen pregnancy Stuff.co 6 November 2013 Teenagers as young as 13 are being issued with 12-trip passes to safer sex, in an effort to drive down abortions and teenage pregnancies. A scheme in which young…

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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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