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  1. Education needed about the dangers of alcohol

    Posted Jul 04th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ...-dependence syndrome is increasing. This is particularly worrying, as the illness is the most serious form of alcohol abuse, involving severe addiction. Experts suggest that it might only be the tip ... been suggestions from the medical profession that a single glass a day can even be beneficial. But social drinking can, for some, lead to a dependency on alcohol and to abuse- especially ...


    From the Experts: Asian flush syndrome

    Posted Oct 30th 2012, 12:00am by DAVID TAN

    ... governments should apply their anti-smoking strategies to tackling alcohol abuse as well. Singapore slaps a high tax on alcohol to limit consumption but, with incomes rising, the cost of alcohol ... David Tan healthpost@scmp.com A genetic variation prevalent among Asians puts them at greater risk of damaging their health when they drink alcohol. David Tan argues that governments ...

  3. Beware the booze binge

    Posted Sep 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of alcohol a day for women, or 14 units a week. One unit is equivalent to a glass of wine or a pint of beer. Binge drinking can lead to alcohol abuse or dependence in the long term, Wu says. ... downtown. On Saturdays, it's beer with her friends all afternoon, followed by more drinks with dinner. Chan is not alone in her drinking habit. According to the Health Department, alcohol ...

  4. Lifestyle - Health - ALCOHOLISM

    Why there's no future in drinking alcohol

    Posted Sep 11th 2012, 12:00am by JEANETTE WANG

    ... by bleeding in the brain. But a new study published today in the journal Neurology has put a figure on the grave prognosis for alcoholics. People who have three or more alcoholic drinks per day may ... the study. Among 540 patients with intracerebral haemorrhage and an average age of 71, one in four were heavy drinkers- defined as about 47ml a day of "pure" alcohol. The heavy drinkers ...

  5. Health bites

    Posted Mar 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... could potentially influence our understanding of drug and alcohol abuse in humans, since previous studies have detailed similarities between signalling pathways in fruit flies and mammals,' ... population, which included 433 COPD patients and 325 controlled subjects. Sex, alcohol and fruit flies A new discovery by University of Missouri researchers in the US could lead to a greater ...

  6. Want Want aims to tap women's alcohol market

    Posted May 20th 2010, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow in Shanghai The children who grew up with Tsai Eng-meng's rice crackers have finally reached the legal age for alcohol, which translates into a new business opportunity. The Taiwanese snack food tycoon's empire, Want Want China Holdings, will be diversifying its food business and tapping into the lucrative market for alcohol next year. It will launch ...

  7. Alcohol programme can help to identify potential drink-drivers

    Posted Feb 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... drivers with breath test readings over the prescribed limit of 22 micrograms but less than 27 micrograms of alcohol per 100ml of breath. This change came into effect on September 21. From ... the risk that this poses to other road users. The risk is further increased, if this driver takes other drugs besides alcohol that affects his cognitive function and awareness. If a proper drug ...

  8. Hepatitis and alcoholic sclerosis are the main causes

    Posted Nov 12th 2007, 12:00am by Jacqueline Tsang

    ... The three main causes of liver cancer are hepatitis B, which accounts for at least 70 per cent of liver cancer cases, hepatitis C and alcoholic sclerosis. While hepatitis C and alcoholic sclerosis ... B vaccinations that started in the late '80s, these numbers are expected to decrease in the coming years. How does alcohol affect our risk of liver cancer? While alcohol cannot be said to directly ...

  9. Spelling out the dos and don'ts of drink-driving

    Posted Apr 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and the Transport Department. They will also be placed on parked cars in Jockey Club premises. Sleeping does not always lower the body's alcohol level to a safe level. A person who has consumed 10 ... but the risk of a crash is double that of alcohol-free drivers, the pamphlet warns. Drinking beverages with an alcohol content of between 15 and 20 per cent was the easiest way to get drunk, Medical ...

  10. Small beer

    Posted Jun 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Legislative Council has approved cuts in duty on alcoholic drinks which were proposed in the Budget. Do you think this will lead to the price of alcohol actually going down in bars and restaurants? Write to us. ...




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