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Sugar – the most common reason kids get a general anesthetic in New Zealand

The most common reason children get a general anesthetic in New Zealand is to pull out painful rotting teeth, costing the taxpayer $5000.00 per operation. Back in 2012 I worked as the researcher on a programme fronted by Nigel Latta, a popular psychologist in New Zealand, as part of ‘The Hard Stuff’ series. It was […]

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Want to make your children smarter by two years? Put them to bed earlier

I saw this TV programme last week, where ‘Super Nanny’ Jo Frost had a group of children change the amount of sleep they had to see if it affected their performance. I was astonished at how much the amount of sleep a child impacted on their ability to perform tasks like verbal fluency. Jo Frost: […]

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