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Proposed CSE Study Guides Released

The Department of Basic Education has published its new scripted lessons plans which will be used as part of its pilot phase on sexual education.

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Surgeon General warns pregnant women and youth about dagga risks

US Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams has a warning for pregnant women and teens when it comes to weed.

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BRICS Nations' Stance on Dagga

While South Africa seems intent on legalising dagga, what is the stance that fellow BRICS member nations have taken on cannabis?

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Device level porn block to protect children

A new plan will make it a crime to give a child a cellphone that can access pornography

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Study: School Drop Out and Substance Use; Consequence or Predictor?

In this study, the relationship between reasons for school dropout and substance use is investigated.

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Dagga and Depression

Adolescents may be particularly vulnerable to the effects of marijuana (dagga) because the adolescent brain continues to develop until the age of 25.

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USA - Dr. Marc Siegel: Heavy pot smoking has now been linked to THIS strange syndrome

"when it comes to recreational use, the problem becomes one of how much you are smoking and for how long. Studies have shown that regular users can develop cognitive and behavioral problems, and an increased risk of anxiety and depression."

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State has 1.2 Million Hectares Available for Redistribution - Legal Expert

Research estimates that unused state-owned land parcels in SA suitable for redistribution add up to about 1.2 million hectares, or 60% of the size of the Kruger National Park...

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When mothers live near fracking sites, babies are more likely to be born underweight

Children born near fracking sites are 25 percent more likely to weigh less than what is healthy at birth, according to a new study. Why this is happening isn’t clear, but the researchers believe that it might have to do with environmental pollution, which may have negative health effects on mothers — and their babies.

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​ Common Myths about Assisted Suicide (Euthanasia)

Whilst people are divided on the issue, many of those who support “assisted suicide” or “assisted dying”, as euthanasia is also called, have founded their beliefs on several myths that surround the practice.