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The clearest change following the introduction of 24-hour public transport was that people were observed to be getting more intoxicated. bbernard/Shutterstock

All-night public transport hasn’t reduced alcohol-related harm in Melbourne

A program aimed at getting people home safely has cost A$300 million but has had little impact, aside from increased intoxication in CBD venues. Rates of assaults and road crashes are much the same.
Polygenic risk scores currently account for only a small proportion of your total genetic risk. Shutterstock

Genetic risk tests are now widely available, but they aren’t always useful – and could even be harmful

Most common chronic diseases are the outcome of complex interactions between genetic, environmental and social risk factors, so a genetic risk score, on its own, isn't much help.
Without rules, you would have a LOT of decisions to make every day. Flickr/Niklas Hellerstedt

Curious Kids: why can’t we do whatever we want?

Think of it like a ladder. You might not be at the top right now, but each new thing you learn takes you a step closer and means that your parents can relax the rules a little.
The report found that Australian news consumers access news less often and have lower interest in it compared to citizens in many other countries. Shutterstock

Media Files: Australians’ trust in news media is falling as concern over ‘fake news’ grows

Media Files: Australians’ trust in news media is falling as concern over ‘fake news’ grows The Conversation47.1 MB (download)
A recent survey found Australian news consumers are the 'lightest' news consumers out of 38 countries, use fewer sources to access news and are more likely to subscribe to Netflix than news.
There are competing laws at the state and Commonwealth level that define who can be determined as a “parent,” a conflict the High Court decision did not necessarily clear up. Shutterstock

Can a sperm donor be a legal parent? In landmark decision, the High Court says yes

The High Court has decided that a man who donated sperm to a friend is considered a legal parent – a ruling that could have a chilling effect on similar artificial insemination arrangements.
Children can show clingy behaviour at any stage up to late primary school years. from shutterstock.com

Is my child being too clingy and how can I help?

When children are being clingy, they're communicating their feelings. This is normal and healthy. Parents can help by acknowledging the feelings that come with their child's behaviour.

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