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Sugar could rot your memory. So, how long does it take to reverse?

By Liam Mannix (Science Reporter) 4 May 2018 – The Age Newspaper   Fuzzy memory? Your sugar intake might be to blame. Sugar-packed soft-drinks aren’t just bad for our teeth and waistline, new scientific theories suggest they may also be affecting our memory. Recent Australian trials suggest that sugary drinks appear to have a significant effect on memory in animals. We ... Read More »

‘Really worrying’: Anaesthetic affects children’s brains

By Liam Mannix 28 April 2018 – The Age Newspaper General anaesthetic might be bad for children’s brains – but poverty, poor nutrition or delaying life-saving surgery is much worse, say experts. An alarming new Australian study published this week linked a dose of ‘general’ anaesthetic with a small but significant dip in school performance and brain development for thousands ... Read More »

Call me sexist, but a man’s place is in the home

By John Jalsevac – LifeSite News (Article originally published in Gilbert! Magazine) ******* But time and again Odysseus turned his face toward the radiant sun, anxious for it to set, yearning now to be gone and home once more … As a man aches for his evening meal when all day long his brace of wine-dark oxen have dragged the ... Read More »

Elderly suicides ‘unbearable to think about’

The Australian – 29th September 2016  Rick Morton, Social Affairs Reporter Older Australians who die by ­suicide at a rate dramatically higher than young people are hidden in the public debate because the “thought of grandfathers and grandmothers killing themselves is almost unbearable”. Latest suicide data, released yesterday by the Australian ­Bureau of Statistics, reveals men aged 85 and older ... Read More »

ALP’s anti-plebiscite drive reflects audacity of hate

The Australian – 28 September 2016 Jennifer Oriel There is something rather dangerous about the gay marriage debate — and it is not homosexuality or marriage. It is the view widely held by our political Left that ­liberal democratic precepts can be overridden whenever they interfere with politically correct ideology. Not content merely to deny the democratic mandate of millions ... Read More »