Month: November 2011

Teenage video game players have brains ‘like gambling addicts’

Daily Mail (UK) 15 Nov 2011 Teenagers who spend hours playing video games may have a similar brain structure to gambling addicts, research suggests. In a study of 14-year-olds, those who played frequently had a larger ‘reward centre’ in their…

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Mums carry dads in housework stakes

Herald Sun 17 Nov 2011 Young working mums are the most time-poor people in the nation, a report shows. The fairer sex is ploughing on average two hours a day more than men into housework, childcare and shopping, the report…

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How many times have we heard this?? Part II

Following on from my blog last week “How many times have we heard this??” CYF were investigating baby before death ONE News 16 Nov 2011 Child Youth and Family has revealed a two-year-old boy at the centre of a homicide…

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The rise of violent… girls!

Punching bag helps girls deal with anger, violence NZ Herald 16 Nov 2011 A punching bag has become the most popular therapy for an agency trying to help New Zealand girls with mounting levels of anger and violence. The Wellington-based…

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Christchurch Residents Victimised by Bad law

Council lacks legal power to stop street prostitutes Christchurch Press 16 Nov 2011 Ongoing prostitution on residential Manchester St has prompted a Christchurch City councillor to bring about a notice of motion to regulate trading under present bylaws. Cr Aaron…

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Push for alcohol health warnings in Australia

The Canberra Times 9 Nov 2011 The results of an opinion poll will be used to pressure Australia’s health ministers to quickly introduce  mandatory health warnings on alcohol containers. Fifty-eight per cent of Australians support the introduction of health warnings…

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Euthanasia – a recipe for elder abuse

Canada Newswire 9 Nov 2011 On November 14, 2011, trial will begin in Carter v. Attorney General of Canada, which seeks to legalize assisted suicide and euthanasia. Last year, Parliament defeated a bill seeking a similar result. The vote was…

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