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  1. Use taxes to fight alcohol abuse, says WHO official

    Posted Sep 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... in the world,' Dr Mak said. Dr Poznyak said it took a long time for the WHO to recognise alcohol abuse as a public health concern that needed to be tackled globally. 'For many years, harmful use ... Mary Ann Benitez City urged to make duties part of its control policy Hong Kong should use taxation on alcoholic drinks as part of an alcohol-control policy, says a World Health ...

  2. One woman's story of abuse

    Posted Jul 24th 2006, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... Norma Connolly Support from SoulTalk enabled Cara (not her real name) to turn her life around after 25 years of marriage to an abusive, alcoholic husband. Despite years of physical, psychological and sexual abuse, she stayed because without a job or money, she felt unable to support their daughter if she left. As a battered wife, she attended group sessions at SoulTalk, working up ...

  3. In Brief

    Posted Apr 27th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the two tests is less than 20 minutes, otherwise the blood-alcohol level in the body may fall to below the legal limit. The average interval is now about 50 minutes. Review of restaurant ... abusing loopholes in the provisional licensing system, with restaurants running for more than a year when only allowed to operate for six months. Viability of underused, costly piers questioned ...

  4. What is fatty liver?

    Posted Jul 15th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... What It is the accumulation of excess fat in the liver. But if the fat is more than 5 to 10 per cent of a person's liver's weight, then they have fatty liver. Causes Alcohol abuse, obesity, or high triglycerides- a type of fat found in the blood. It may also be genetic or the result of poor diet, starvation, lack of exercise and taking of fat-lowering drugs. Symptoms ...

  5. It's wrong to pull the plug on a GST

    Posted Dec 08th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and services or value-added tax. They tell a simple story: an 80 per cent tax is excessive. Dr Santos' letter seems to confuse wine with other alcohol, and alcohol abuse with wine drinking. Certainly, there is such abuse in the US, with 40 per cent of revenue earned by the alcohol industry from underage and problem drinkers. Abuse has also been widely reported in China and Russia. ...

  6. Yoga with a gangster twist

    Posted Apr 17th 2006, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... for teachers at Pure Yoga's Centrium studio. Before becoming a pioneer in yoga and emotional healing, she survived a childhood of physical abuse, drugs, alcohol and bulimia. Now the famous yoga practitioner counts Hollywood celebrities as clients and devotees. 'I woke up one day and decided to quit drugs, alcohol and smoking, and make that one last jump. Obviously it worked, because ...


    Posted Nov 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL Often used in cosmetics to make resins and polymers more soluble but thought to have drying and sometimes irritating effects on skin. When it is listed near the top of an ingredients list, it is in a high concentration; if it is near the bottom of a list, the concentration is usually low enough not to cause a problem. ...

  8. Coalition renews call for tax cuts on alcohol

    Posted Dec 19th 2006, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... on alcohol by at least half to bring them to more competitive levels. It has pledged to pass on all the savings to consumers. Previous calls by the Hong Kong Wine and Spirits Industry Coalition ... might be cut by about 50 cents on average. Mr de Vroomen argues that government tax collections on alcohol have suffered or have been relatively stagnant over the years as consumers opt ...

  9. Guangdong clamping down on fake alcohol

    Posted Nov 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng Inspectors will raid shops, restaurants and bars across Guangdong from today in a 20-day crackdown on counterfeit alcoholic drinks after reports that more than 30 per cent ... the spokesman said. 'A basic fact in our country is that the vast majority of fake alcohol producers work on a very small scale, more like workshops. We must keep a very close watch on them. ...

  10. Alcohol a must for hygienic Andy

    Posted May 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Carrie Chan, Lauren Crothers

    ... He always takes a small bottle of alcohol with him for sterilisation purposes, a habit he has maintained for years. 'I like spraying it, on myself, even though it makes [my skin] dry. ... as before.' Like his bottle of alcohol, there are a few things he cannot resist when it comes to food- double cheeseburgers, Chinese pineapple buns stuffed with fresh butter and fresh grapes with blue ...




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