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  1. Have you ever come across drugs?

    Posted Oct 04th 2007, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... dangerous and can destroy our health. Top tunes: none Clara Mak, 14 I think drug abuse is a serious problem in Hong Kong. Drugs are easier to get now, and cheaper. People have started taking drugs ... they are very expensive. I don't want to try drugs because they are bad for our health. Unless this trend is reversed, drug abuse can become a serious problem among teenagers. Top tunes: Pop Chloe ...

  2. Learning the truth about drugs

    Posted Nov 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... My school recently invited the Society for the Aid and Rehabilitation of Drug Abusers to talk about the harmful effects of drugs and present some real cases. We all assumed it was going ... this was a very inspiring talk. Candice Tang Yik-lam, The Chinese Foundation Secondary School From the Editor Thank you for your letter, Candice. Drug abuse has certainly been in the spotlight recently ...

  3. Vets alarmed at illegal drug sales in pet shops

    Posted Sep 08th 2007, 12:00am by Celine Sun, Patsy Moy

    ... Celine Sun and Patsy Moy Action urged to tackle sales of antibiotics to treat animals Animal experts are urging more action to curb the abuse of antibiotics by unscrupulous pet shops. The calls come as vets complain that many of a growing number of animals with drug-resistant infections are from pet shops. Stanley Browning, of Sha Tin Animal Clinic, said a pet shop owner brought ...

  4. Drug-resistant pets pose threat to public health

    Posted Sep 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... drug-resistant cases among pets, especially dogs. In one case, only one out of 30 antibiotics worked on two dogs with pneumonia. This can only stem from the abusive use of antibiotics. If this becomes ... systemic. A possible explanation for the abuse is that shop owners are using antibiotics on sickly puppies and kittens under their care, at least until they can be sold off. Pet shops like to sell ...

  5. Who said it?

    Posted Sep 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... crossing swim in the 1960s When you make a call, the drug will be delivered at your door Cheung Kin-leung, Action Committee Against Narcotics, on the rise of cocaine abuse in Hong Kong ...

  6. Recovering user tells of memory loss, aggression

    Posted Dec 24th 2004, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... provided key background information for a University of Hong Kong study on the affects of drug abuse. The study of 24 ketamine users, six Ecstasy users and 71 drug cocktail users found that 79 per ... Agnes Lam Though he is still in his early 20s, Kei Chuen-shing often suffers from memory loss and absent-mindedness. The 23-year-old college student yesterday spoke about a history of drug ...

  7. 'It took me a year to find out my son had taken up a bad habit'

    Posted Jul 16th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... abusers, and yet it took me one year to find out my son had taken up such a bad habit. It was really a big blow for me. I can imagine how hard it is for other parents who know nothing about drugs ... Agnes Lam 'I was working at a drug treatment centre in Hei Ling Chau when my son began to take drugs- I only found out a year after he had started,' heartbroken father Daniel ...

  8. 100 Days To Go

    Posted Apr 30th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Zhou, Peter Simpson

    ... using illegal performance-enhancing drugs between now and the Games would be banned for life, regardless of whether it's a first offence. The sports authorities then placed a guilt-by-association 'one athlete caught doping, all caught doping' clause in the policy. This means, for example, if a javelin thrower is found to be abusing drugs, he will be banned for life- ...

  9. Help for police tackling animal abuse

    Posted Nov 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com Police are stepping up training to help officers deal effectively with animal abuse cases, including inviting an overseas veterinary forensic expert ... for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), because of a series of recent, high-profile cases of abuse. A 38-year-old man was arrested in May for allegedly shooting a kitten with an air gun in Temple ...

  10. Animals deserve justice for abuse

    Posted Nov 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... For many people, especially pet lovers, cruelty to animals is as traumatising as violence committed against human beings. They feel the situation is more disturbing because such abuse ... In the wake of a series of high-profile abuse cases involving cats and dogs, the police have realised the need to beef up training in handling such matters. Although officials denied being ineffective ...




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