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Hard line on child abuse suspects

Stuff.co 13 August 2013 Suspected child abusers could be banned from being around children for up to 10 years without being convicted of a crime under a proposed law to be announced today. Social Development Minister Paula Bennett said the…

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Research Shows Negative Effects of Half-Siblings

ScienceDaily 11 August 2013 Adolescents who have half-siblings with a different father are more likely to have used drugs and had sex by age 15 than those who have only full siblings. That’s according to new research from Karen Benjamin…

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Pro-choice people who have become pro-life

LifeSiteNews 12 August 2013 Let’s be honest. To truly be successful advocates for life, we can’t just spend our time “preaching to the choir.” We must step outside our comfort zone to reach those who are on the other side.…

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Unpacking the slogans on same-sex parenting

MercatorNet 8 August 2013 As a sociologist my life is all about creating, taking and interpreting surveys of attitudes and opinions. So I sometimes feel a bit depressed at how knuckle-headed the media can be when reporting about research on…

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16-year-old girl became infertile from Gardasil vaccine

LifeSiteNews 8 August 2013 The British Medical Journal (BMJ) Case Reports journal has reported that a healthy 16-year-old Australian girl lost all ovarian function and went into menopause after being injected with the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine Gardasil. Dr. Deirdre Little, the…

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Teenage drinking raises risk of early dementia, study suggests

The Guardian 12 August 2013 Heavy drinking as a teenager is the single biggest risk factor for developing dementia unusually early, according to new research. A study of almost 500,000 Swedish men identified “alcohol intoxication” as a late adolescent as…

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Gay marriage: surely there are bigger issues to excite worm

Gatton Star 12 August 2013 It is a telling truth that when the issue of gay marriage came up in last night’s political debate, that nasty  little critter “the worm” went haywire in two different directions. Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said…

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Euthanasia bill close to MP’s heart

Stuff.co 12 August 2013 People who have been self-determining, autonomous adults throughout their lives should have every right to choose when their time is up, MP Maryan Street says. Along with Waikato’s Voluntary Euthanasia Society, Ms Street travelled to New…

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Block ask.fm, police urge

NZ Herald 9 August 2013 Kiwi mothers are renewing calls for the controversial social networking site ask.fm to be shut following another suicide linked to cyber bullying between users. Police are urging parents and schools to block the site after…

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Labour would extend Plunket role

Otago Daily Times 8 August 2013 Labour has vowed to extend the role of child support service, Plunket, and other child health providers, if it wins the next election. It today promised a $6 million package which included providing nurses to…

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