Month: November 2019

‘Molly’ is a nasty little pill, and festival testing won’t make it safe

MercatorNet 20 November 2019 Family First Comment: Many highly successful health education campaigns in this country have aimed at changing behaviour. Fewer people now die of smoking. Campaigns like ‘Slip, Slop, Slap’ have reduced the incidence of skin cancers in young…

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Detransitioners: Girls who became boys who want to be girls again

Stuff co.nz 19 November 2019 Family First Comment: There is plenty of help available for people who want to transition – but precious little for those who then change their minds. There is so little acknowledgement that not everyone who transitions…

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Extended Daycare Ignores Real Needs of Children

The trend to extend daycare times, and its role to be virtually de facto parents, is concerning, ignores the real needs of children, and reinforces the need for more support to be given to parents with young children. Babies are…

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Figures reveal one in five Kiwis are hazardous drinkers

NewsHub 15 November 2019 Family First Comment: “The number of 18- 24-year-olds drinking heavily at least once a week has increased by a third, to more than 21%. Overall, more than 80% of adults drank to excess in the past year…

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Wendi Wicks: New Zealand’s euthanasia bill is a step into the unknown for disabled people

The Guardian 14 November 2019 Family First Comment: Well said, Wendi “The bill cannot and does not make firm distinctions between personal illness and disability or between terminal illness and chronic conditions, or between terminal illness and depression or other mental…

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New Study: Youth Marijuana Addiction Rates 25% Higher in Legalised States

Media Release – SAM (Smart Approaches to Marijuana) 13 Nov 2019 Family First Comment: “Increased availability leads to increased use, which leads to increased rates of addiction. Legalisation efforts are sending the message that marijuana use is safe and state sanctioned.…

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