Binge drinking as teen can damage brain for life – Study

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MailOnline 27 April 2015 Binge drinking as a teenager causes long-lasting changes to the regions of the brain that control learning and memory. A new study has shown that alcohol exposure during adolescence, before the brain is fully developed, can result in abnormalities that have enduring, detrimental effects on a person’s behaviour. And scientists warn […]

“Sex Change” Surgery: What Bruce Jenner and You Should Know


Public Discourse 27 April 2015 Bruce Jenner and Diane Sawyer could benefit from a history lesson. I know, because I suffered through “sex change” surgery and lived as a woman for eight years. The surgery fixed nothing—it only masked and exacerbated deeper psychological problems. The beginnings of the transgender movement have gotten lost today in […]

Mum highlights importance of 30-week pregnancy scan

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Stuff 28 April 2015 Rahnui Owens is her mum’s “miracle baby”. The 5-year-old Christchurch girl was born with rare brain condition bilateral Schizencephaly, which causes clefts in the brain. Terryn Poharama, 25, found out her baby had the condition during an optional 4D ultrasound scan when she was 30 weeks pregnant. I paid to get it […]

Abortion help programme launched

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Radio NZ News 25 July 2014 A programme to help women struggling after having an abortion started this week in Tauranga. Barbara Hill is running the Living in Colour programme, which was developed by author Jenny McDermid and is run in Canada. Ms Hill had an abortion almost 40 years ago and said up to […]

Technology has hijacked family dinnertime. Watch the Pepper Hacker reclaim it.

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Technology has hijacked family dinnertime. So to help bring families together for dinner, Dolmio created the Pepper Hacker. It cracks pepper, shuts down TVs, wipes out WiFi and disables mobile devices. Watch our experiment reclaim family dinnertime.

Hillary Clinton: ‘Religious beliefs’ against abortion ‘have to be changed’

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LifeSite News 24 April 2015 Speaking to an influential gathering in New York City on Thursday, Hillary Clinton declared that “religious beliefs” that condemn “reproductive rights,” “have to be changed.” “Yes, we’ve cut the maternal mortality rate in half, but far too many women are still denied critical access to reproductive health,” Hillary told the […]

Call to review teen abortion law

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Stuff 26 April 2015 Young pregnant teens don’t have the mental maturity to understand the implications of an abortion, new research suggests. Parents should be involved in the abortion decision, rather than giving all girls, no matter what their age, the right to consent, Otago University masters law student Michael Morrison said. The current […]

School asks children, 3, to promise not to use ‘transphobic language’

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MailOnline 24 April 2015 Parents have labelled the document sent out by Turnham Primary School, in London, as ‘bonkers’ – questioning how they explain transphobic to children ‘barely able to hold a crayon’. Children as young as three are being asked to sign a contract pledging not to use transphobic language at school. The pledge is […]

How euthanasia changed Holland

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IMFCanada 23 April 2015 Gerbert Van Loenen, a Dutch journalist, once saw Holland’s legalization of euthanasia as one of that country’s crowning achievements. This started to change when a friend insisted that Van Loenen’s partner Niek would have been better off dead than living with a brain injury. Another acquaintance said to Neik over dinner […]

Groups to participate in euthanasia hearing

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3News 25 April 2015 Groups for and against euthanasia have won the right to participate in the hearing of a 42-year-old woman wanting to die. Lecretia Seales, a lawyer who has terminal brain cancer, is asking the High Court at Wellington for a declaratory judgment that would protect her GP from prosecution if, and when, […]