Month: May 2012

Australians faking ADHD: researcher

Herald Sun 22 May 2012 ONE-in-three adults being tested for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is faking it, a researcher has told a conference of psychiatrists in Hobart. Dr Danielle Florida said ADHD symptoms were easy to imitate and adults did it…

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Make Wearing of Life Jackets Compulsory

Media Release 22 May 2012 Family First NZ is calling for the law to be changed to make the wearing – not just the carrying – of lifejackets compulsory on non-commercial smaller pleasure boats, canoes and dinghies.  “Currently the law…

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$31m owed to children in Bay of Plenty

Bay of Plenty Times 21 May 2012 Western Bay of Plenty parents owe $31.1 million in unpaid child-support payments – of which $19.4 million is late-payment penalties. In the last financial year, 5782 parents in the Western Bay had to…

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ADHD Drug Use In Kids Cause For Concern

Media Release 21 May 2012 Family First NZ is alarmed at the number of children being prescribed drugs for hyperactivity and says that better diagnosis with second opinions and treatment of underlying problems should be the highest priority. “The prescriptions…

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