Month: May 2015

Top doctors call for drinking age to raise to 20

NZ Herald 20 May 2015 Top New Zealand doctors are calling for the drinking age to be raised to 20 and booze sponsorship banned from public events in a push to reduce alcohol-related harm. The New Zealand Medical Association released…

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Pregnancies more common among lesbian, gay, bisexual youths

Reuters 14 May 2015 Pregnancies are more common among lesbian, gay, bisexual youths than among their heterosexual counterparts, suggests a new study of New York City high school students. Overall, sexual-minority students who were sexually active were about twice as…

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Kids perform better at schools that ban phones, study says (UK)

C/Net 18 May 2015 Have you ever wondered whether smartphones can make your kids smarter? Yes, they make them smarter at Snapchat and Candy Crush, but do they help them crunch a math problem with greater mental alacrity? One survey…

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Media focuses on those wanting to die, not to live

LifeSiteNews 18 May 2015 “I am Valentina Maureira. I am 14 years old. I have Cystic Fibrosis. I ask to urgently talk to the president, because I’m tired of living with this illness and she can authorize for me [to…

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Govt flushes away Labour’s Bathroom Bill

A continued push by Labour MP Louisa Wall to include ‘gender identity’ as a prohibited ground of discrimination under the Human Rights Act has been rejected – firstly by her own party colleagues and others on the Select Committee, and…

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Sex-change funding not a priority

NZ Herald 20 May 2015 Transsexual former MP Georgina Beyer does not believe taxpayer-funded sex-change surgery should be available “off the rack” and has warned about a “Bruce Jenner effect” after a Young Labour proposal to ensure the operations are…

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Doctors call for stricter alcohol laws

Stuff co.nz 19 May 2015 New Zealand’s top medical body had called for a clampdown on our rampant boozing, including banning advertising, raising the drinking age, and increasing taxes. In a “briefing” published on Tuesday, the New Zealand Medical Association says…

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Sex change surgery policy ‘nutty’

OneNews 19 May 2015 “Absolutely nuts” is how a Labour Party grassroots call for free sex change surgery has been labelled. ONE News revealed today two regional party conferences have passed a remit to make the expensive surgery available and…

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