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16th October 2014
Auckland Council has agreed a draft policy on legal highs for public consultation. The regional strategy and policy committee today voted to adopt the draft policy which cannot prevent substances being sold once licensed by government but can ensure retail outlets are not near vulnerable communities, schools and treatment centres for mental health issues or substance abuse. The decision to approve the draft policy and put it out to public consultation comes while the government has temporarily restricted the sale of the products. It is expected that the consultation and implementation of the policy will be complete ahead of the resumption of licenses being granted by government.
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15th October 2014
Binge drinking can alter your genes, researchers have warned. They say that excessive alcohol use can cause changes in the liver. However, they also say the discovery could lead to new treatments for alcohol related kidney disease. Researchers at the University of Missouri School of Medicine say they have identified epigenetic protein changes caused by binge drinking. "We know that chronic alcohol use is damaging to the liver, but binge drinking amplifies that damage," said Shivendra Shukla, who led the research. Excessive alcohol use is one of the most common causes of chronic liver failure. Long-term liver damage from alcohol use is irreversible.
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2013 Resource Catalogue Now Available

The 2013 Resource Catalogue is now available. Download your copy here or get in touch by email and we'll send you a copy. Ordering resources is easy. Either, fax your order using the order form sent with the 2013 Catalogue, or email your requirements to and it will be actioned the same day.  The Foundation continues to distribute a wide range of resources to New Zealand secondary schools.   Clearly FADE's resources are well used and meet the demands of the New Zealand curriculum. Get in touch if you need any help at all.


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