Harmful side-effects hit kids put on wrong drugs

NZ Herald July 19, 2007 Doctors are unnecessarily prescribing children powerful antipsychotic drugs which can lead to drowsiness, depression, tooth decay and weight gain. The findings were part of a …

Cannabis linked to ice (P) use among young adults

Daily Telegraph (Australia) July 18 2007 PREVIOUS drug use, rather than being depressed or coming from an underprivileged background, is driving the growing use of amphetamines by young adults. A …

Tertiary courses in prostitution possible

NZ Herald July 18, 2007 Funding for tertiary courses in prostitution could be considered under changes aimed at boosting quality and relevance in the sector, education officials say. But MPs …

Loss of partner doubles housing cost burden

The Age (Australia) July 17, 2007 PEOPLE who divorce, separate or lose a partner through death are more likely to surrender their homes, with the housing cost burden doubling for …

When 3 Really Is A Crowd

New York Times Opinion 16 July 2007 Elizabeth Marquardt, a vice president of the Institute for American Values, is the author of the forthcoming “My Daddy’s Name Is Donor.” In …

Couples ordering designer dads

Herald Sun (Australia) July 16, 2007 DESPERATE Australian couples are buying sperm from anonymous “designer donors” through overseas websites. The donor dad’s religious beliefs, university major, temperament, ethnic ancestry and …

Warn mums of grog risk

Herald Sun (Australia) July 16, 2007 THE Federal Government is under mounting pressure to introduce mandatory health labels warning pregnant women off alcohol. The Drug Education Network is petitioning the …

Divorce Begets Divorce — but Not Genetically

Indiana University 11 July 2007 The first study to examine genetics as a culprit in the higher-than-usual divorce rate among children of divorced parents found that the parents’ divorce itself, …