Month: January 2016

Families are not the best anti-poverty measure. Marriage is.

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Modern Marriage 13 January 2016 ‘Families are the best anti-poverty measure ever invented‘, claimed David Cameron today. “Families that break apart“, he said, “are twice as likely to experience poverty as those that stay together“. Actually families that stay together…


PROTECT: Groups urge caution on euthanasia

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Euthanasia campaigner appeals to public for support OneNewsNow 18 January 2016 The euthanasia debate has fired up again with an alliance of religious and medical groups urging caution after a euthanasia campaigner called for more submissions to Parliament in support…


What conditions qualify for medical marijuana treatment in New York?

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Sun Times 13 January 2016 New York’s medical marijuana program rolled out Jan. 6 with one of the strictest programs of all 23 states that have legalized medical marijuana. New York’s medical marijuana law only allows non-smokable forms of marijuana,…


Facebook, Twitter drive record number of calls to Lifeline (Aust)

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Sydney Morning Herald 13 January 2016 Feelings of isolation enhanced by our increasingly technology-obsessed lives have contributed to a record-breaking year for crisis support service Lifeline, which received more than one million requests for help from troubled Australians in 2015.…


New Concerns about the Human Papillomavirus Vaccine

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American College of Pediatricians – January 2016 The American College of Pediatricians (The College) is committed to the health and well-being of children, including prevention of disease by vaccines. It has recently come to the attention of the College that…


NZ Porn Use High Compared to Other Countries

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Kiwis’ porn habits revealed NZ Herald 10 January 2016 New Zealanders’ porn-watching habits have been revealed and it turns out Kiwis spend a lot more time indulging than the worldwide average. On a per capita basis Kiwis are the fifth…


Family First: Allowing medicinal cannabis leads to decriminalisation

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3News 10 January 2016 Family First fears a push to make medical cannabis more easily obtainable will lead to decriminalising marijuana in New Zealand. Former union boss Helen Kelly has written poignantly about the battle she and others face to…


Don’t Let New Zealand Go To Pot

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Media Release 9 January 2016 Family First NZ is rejecting calls by former trade union boss Helen Kelly for marijuana to be legalised, labelling the idea as dopey and dangerous. However, Family First is sympathetic to the health concerns that…