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Massive fall in child abuse deaths

In the UK. And it had nothing to do with anti-smacking laws! Child deaths from abuse have fallen dramatically over the past 30 years, new figures show…Researchers have found that deaths among children because of assault have fallen from an…

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If MP’s are concerned, they should fix it

In the NZ Herald today Television has become so raunchy that even Coronation Street is no longer acceptable for children’s viewing, says Labour MP Lianne Dalziel. She said the “Adults Only” television watershed should be moved to 7.30pm as 8.30pm…

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“Tough love” Australian Budget targets teen mums

From the Herald Sun in Australia TEENAGE mums’ welfare payments will be suspended six months after the birth if they do not follow Centrelink orders under Julia Gillard’s “tough love” Budget. Once their child reaches 12 months, teenage parents must…

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Active kids ‘make happier adults’

From the Herald Sun in Australia WORKING up a sweat in childhood can help ward off depression later in life, a new Australian study has found. Researchers asked around 2150 Australian adults about the level of physical activity they undertook…

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Infants getting herbal remedies, despite questions

From Reuters Health Parents commonly give infants teas or herbal supplements said to soothe “fussiness,” even though there’s no good evidence that the products work, a U.S. government study finds. There are a number of teas and botanical products with…

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Loan sharks on the prowl

Loan sharks leaving families unable to buy food, say experts NZ Herald Apr 19, 2011 Children are going to school hungry because their parents don’t have enough money left for food after paying exorbitant interest rates to moneylenders, budget agencies…

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