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Active kids ‘make happier adults’

From the Herald Sun in Australia WORKING up a sweat in childhood can help ward off depression later in life, a new Australian study has found. Researchers asked around 2150 Australian adults about the level of physical activity they undertook…

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Infants getting herbal remedies, despite questions

From Reuters Health Parents commonly give infants teas or herbal supplements said to soothe “fussiness,” even though there’s no good evidence that the products work, a U.S. government study finds. There are a number of teas and botanical products with…

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Loan sharks on the prowl

Loan sharks leaving families unable to buy food, say experts NZ Herald Apr 19, 2011 Children are going to school hungry because their parents don’t have enough money left for food after paying exorbitant interest rates to moneylenders, budget agencies…

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Deregistration of Porn Teacher Appropriate

Media Release 3 May 2011 Family First NZ is welcoming a decision by the New Zealand Teacher’s Council to deregister a porn magazine model.  “Teachers have a special status as leaders and should be respected – especially by our children,”…

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Family First Midweek Update (3 May) – hot off the press

1.One child in four in single-parent home Dominion Post 30 April 2011 New Zealand has the third-highest rate of children living in single-parent homes, an OECD study says. This means nearly one in four Kiwi children are growing up in…

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More reasons for family dinners

Children who have family meals are ‘less likely to be overweight and binge on junk food’ Daily Mail UK 2nd May 2011 Children who sit down to eat with their families are less likely to be overweight and eat unhealthy…

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Get your kids to bed – for their sake

From the Sunday Star Times today Research has found 40% of children and teens suffer sleep deprivation, but the Kiwi behind a new study says the right techniques can see them catch up on missed sleep. “Few people realise that…

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One child in four in single-parent home

Reported in the Dominion Post on Saturday 30 April New Zealand has the third-highest rate of children living in single-parent homes, an OECD study says. This means nearly one in four Kiwi children are growing up in single-parent homes as…

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