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Sweden : criminal assaults on children rise following ban on smacking

· Robert E. Larzelere, Taren Swindle, Byron R. Johnson, ‘Swedish Trends in Criminal Assaults against Minors since Banning Spanking, 1981-2010’, International Journal of Criminology and Sociology , 2013, 2, pp129-137. http://www.lifescienceglobal.com   New research has revealed a dramatic rise in cases…

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Number of Dutch killed by euthanasia rises by 13 per cent

The Telegraph 24 Sept 2013 Voluntary euthanasia or physician assisted suicide, where a doctor is present while a patient kills themselves, usually by drinking a strong barbiturate potion, has been legal in the Netherlands since 2002. Requests have risen steadily…

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Rich Chinese shopping for surrogate mums in US

NZ Herald 25 Sept 2013 Wealthy Chinese couples are paying up to US$200,000 ($239,850) for American women to become surrogate mothers as they try to circumvent their own country’s one-child policy and obtain United States citizenship for their offspring. In…

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Flood of rest home complaints

Stuff.co 25 Sept 2013 A horrified woman found dementia patients in her father’s rest home strapped to dining room chairs, while another elderly resident tried to cut them free with a knife. In another home, an elderly woman had a…

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TVNZ admits condom ad was inappropriate for family movie

NZ Herald 24 Sept 2013 TVNZ has admitted it was inappropriate to broadcast a condom commercial during a family movie. The advertisement for Durex Mutual Climax condoms and Durex Perfect Slide gel was played during a screening of The Karate…

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Campaigners protest against United Nations stance on prostitution

The Guardian 21 Sept 2013 Former prostitutes and groups campaigning against sex trafficking will launch an international protest against UN reports that recommend the decriminalisation of pimping, brothel-keeping and the purchase of sex. As global leaders gather in New York…

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Council candidate outs brothel visitors

Stuff.co 23 Sept 2013 A Christchurch City Council candidate who threatened to publicise vehicle registration numbers of people using a Phillipstown brothel has done exactly that. Hagley-Ferrymead ward hopeful Wayne Hawker posted on his Facebook page the plate numbers of…

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Pornography addiction leads to same brain activity as alcoholism or drug abuse, study shows

The Independent 22 Sept 2013 People who are addicted to pornography show similar brain activity to alcoholics or drug addicts, a study has revealed. MRI scans of test subjects who admitted to compulsive pornography use showed that the reward centres…

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Marrieds do better than singles after heart procedure

 Reuters 20 Sept 2013  More evidence that marriage may benefit overall health comes from findings that in the first year after having blocked blood vessels leading to the heart cleared, married patients fared much better than their unmarried counterparts. Even…

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Cops calling ‘time’ over CBD drinkers

NZ Herald 23 Sept 2013 A group of the country’s most senior police officers have attacked plans to allow city bars to stay open three hours later than pubs in the suburbs, warning people will hop in their cars and…

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