Month: November 2011

More common sense – what’s the world coming to??

Taranaki Daily News 1 Dec 2011 A Hawera police sergeant has earned praise for the common sense way she has dealt with young offenders. In a method reminiscent of the good old days of community policing, Sergeant Sandy Shaw made…

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Common sense still exists

Parents must act like adults with bullies, say experts NZ Herald 1 Dec 2011 Bullying cannot be tolerated, and the anger of a bullied child’s parent is understandable – but adults still need to act like adults, say most experts…

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Abortion Nearly Triples Breast Cancer Risk – Study

LifeNews.com 29 Nov 2011 A new study published by scientists who examined diabetes mellitus type 2, reproductive factors, and breast cancer found a statistically significant association showing a 2.86-fold increased breast cancer risk from one induced abortion. The study, led…

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Violent video games make people more aggressive

Daily Mail (UK) 28 Nov 2011 Violent video games can alter the brain in just one week and make players more aggressive, according to researchers. A study has found that key areas in the brain suffer reduced activity, and leave…

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The Next Three Years…

The votes have been counted, the winners have celebrated, the negotiating is under way. But what are the family issues that are going to be on the agenda for the next three years. Here’s our prediction…. ISSUES LIKELY TO BE…

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Childcare kids spit the dummy

Herald Sun 29 Nov 2011 Childcare kids have more temper tantrums and a worse dose of the “terrible twos” than other children, new Australian research shows. A study of more than 5000 toddlers has found behavioural problems equivalent to an…

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BSA Criticised For Refusing Name Suppression on Complaint

Media Release 28 Nov 2011 Family First NZ says that potential complainants may not speak up and complain about breaches of broadcasting standards as a result of the Broadcasting Standards Authority refusing to grant name suppression to complainants. “It takes…

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Preschoolers becoming addicted to M-rated video & internet

Herald Sun (Aust) 27 Nov 2011 Preschoolers are developing violent behaviour after being allowed to play M-rated video games. The shocking revelation comes as psychologists report a rise in calls about children who are addicted to computer games and the internet.…

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