Month: May 2012

Gay marriage decision not working in Obama’s favor so far

LA Times 15 May 2012 …the first wave of polling is in, and the results aren’t looking particularly good for Obama. Taken together, four different national opinion surveys over the past week, by reputable organizations with good track records, indicate…

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Adultery – you’ve been warned!

NZ Herald 23 May 2012 It is news likely to bring an ironic smile to the lips of many a scorned spouse – adultery is bad for the heart. Studies show men who cheat on their wives risk not only…

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UK Government ‘failing to tackle family breakdown’

Telegraph (UK) 21 May 2012 The Coalition Government is failing to tackle the “tragic breakdown of family life”, breaking pledges to support marriage, Iain Duncan Smith’s think-tank has said. The Centre for Social Justice found a “political tug-of-war” had meant…

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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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