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Academics ‘appalled’ at alcohol report – In the News

John Kerr posted in on January 14th, 2016.

Two academics have slammed an industry-funded report claiming alcohol has little impact on night-time violence in Australia and New Zealand. Researchers Nicki Jackson from the University of Auckland and Professor Kypros Kypri from the University of Otago and the University of Newcastle in Australia, published their critique of a report funded by the alcohol industry this week in […]

Finnish ‘violent gene’ study – experts respond

John Kerr posted in on October 29th, 2014.

Two genes that may be associated with violent behaviour have been identified in a study of Finnish criminals, but independent experts are urging caution in interpreting the results. A new study analysing the DNA of 895 Finnish individuals guilty of criminal behaviour found a link between criminal behaviour and variations in two particular genes: cadherin […]

Video games and aggression in children – experts respond

Dacia Herbulock posted in on March 25th, 2014.

Time spent playing violent video games may be linked to aggressive thoughts and behavior in children, according to a new study. The research, published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics followed 3000 children in Singapore over three years. It found that children who reported frequent violent video game play were more likely to have aggressive thoughts, and […]

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