Month: November 2015

Does High-Potency Marijuana Do More Damage To The Brain?

marijuana - skunk 28 November 2015 There’s been a long and heated debate about whether marijuana actually triggers long-term changes in a person, both neurologically and psychologically. Some research has found that pot is linked to psychotic symptoms, and it’s certainly been…


Are paedophiles’ brains wired differently?


BBC News 24 November 2015 There has been immense concern in recent years over the scale of child sexual abuse. But even after years of study and investigation there’s still disagreement over what causes paedophiles to be the way they…


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Female teacher jailed for 10 years for sexually violating boy

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NZ Herald 27 November 2015 A female teacher who sexually violated and manipulated a boy was no better than male predators who abused girls, a court heard today. Stacey Reriti was sentenced to more than 10 years in jail for…


Sentencing Of Predatory Teacher Welcomed


Media Release 27 November 2015 Family First NZ is welcoming the sentencing of teacher Stacey Reriti to more than 10 years in jail for sexually violating and manipulating a 10-year old pupil at her school, but is also calling for…


Four tragic cases of children who died because of neglect

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Stuff 24 November 2015 Newborn Reef Rippa Stone would be a toddler today if his mother sought medical attention been when she recognised signs of dehydration and meningitis. Cherie Denese Nagle pleaded guilty to a charge of manslaughter, and…


Breast-Feeding Is Good for Mothers, Not Just Babies, Studies Suggest

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New York Times 23 November 2015 Breast milk may provide the ideal nourishment for an infant, but two recent studies are putting a different spin on the bottle-versus-breast debate, suggesting it is mothers, and not just babies, who may have…


Chris Brown Nowhere Near A Role Model Yet

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Media Release 25 Nov 2015 Family First NZ is calling on Immigration NZ to reject a working visa for Chris Brown, and are rejecting claims by some Maori woman leaders that Chris Brown is ‘someone who young people can relate…


Kids picking up anti-fat vibes at two

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NZ Herald 25 November 2015 Older toddlers – aged about 2 – are picking up on potentially harmful anti-fat attitudes from their mothers, research suggests. That is a finding from a University of Otago study of 70 Dunedin infants and…