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  1. HKU researchers develop cheaper and more accurate method of testing hair for drug use

    Posted Dec 17th 2009, 12:00am by Kobi Chan

    ... in the trial scheme. Leo Man Chap-mo, a youth work officer with the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups who helps drug abusers, said hair tests could serve as proof to parents and teachers that teenagers are staying off drugs. 'As it records the dosage history, we can know whether an abuser has taken drugs again after stopping and help them in accordance with their drug ...

  2. talk back

    Posted Jul 28th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Water Bay Q How can teenage drug abuse be reduced? I'm quite sure everyone knows the consequences of drug abuse because we have been exposed to anti-drug messages from an early age. You ... continue, but reducing teenage drug abuse is still the parents' responsibility regardless of their relationship with each other. Y.W. Choy, North Point Q Are today's youngsters ...

  3. Ketamine leaves even new users with smaller bladders

    Posted Aug 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of abuse of the popular party drug. Chinese University researchers made the discovery based on health checks on volunteer drug users in North District in the past two years. 'We hope the findings will enhance public understanding of the harmful effects of drug abuse and will motivate abusers to seek cessation,' said principal researcher Dr Mak Siu-king, a urologist ...

  4. HIV cases growing fast in Shenzhen

    Posted May 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are unemployed and 58 per cent are drug users who caught it through sharing needles. Li Jianzhong, a provincial health department official, said 'HIV/Aids exemplary zones' would be set up in Zhuhai's Doumen district, the Yangdong county close to Yangjiang and Taishan, to offer methadone treatment. The sexual behaviour of drug abusers would also be monitored. Experts estimate 68 per ...

  5. Five-year Superbug Campaign drawn up

    Posted Sep 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... plan, will be built with reference to one in a Singapore hospital which was effective in reducing drug abuse. Big gun antibiotics are more potent drugs that should be used as a last resort. ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com The Hospital Authority will launch a five-year plan next year to contain drug-resistant superbugs, including an electronic system to monitor the use of antibiotics. ...

  6. Studying Aids had its shocks for researcher

    Posted Nov 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Gao Yanning was speaking to Irene Chan Gao Yanning, 50, pioneered college studies in Aids, sexuality and gender by inviting sex workers and drug abusers into his classroom at Fudan ... that they will treat patients as humans in the future and will not discriminate against HIV/Aids patients. I hope they will not look at homosexuals in a strange way and will not treat sex workers or drug ...

  7. Superbugs spreading in pets, say vets, and we could be next

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

    ... direct contact like your pets sneezing or scratching your skin,' he said. Drug abuse The superbugs: bacteria- salmonella, E. coli, and bartonella, which causes cat scratch disease (CSD) How ... Patsy Moy and Celine Sun Drug-resistant superbugs are spreading among Hong Kong pets and could infect- and kill- people, say vets and an infectious disease expert. They suspect widespread ...

  8. Medi watch

    Posted Jun 25th 2007, 12:00am by Jason Sankey

    ... traders and bankers has led to a boom in drug abuse and left many of them emotional wrecks. 'When things are really good, they feel invulnerable,' says Alden Cass, a psychologist who counsels finance industry workers. 'That can lead to adultery, substance abuse and problems with the law.' Some conceal their habits by taking prescription drugs for back ...

  9. HIV/Aids cases on rise in those considered 'low risk', study finds

    Posted Oct 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... on the virus's prevalence in the province says. The percentage is five times as high as a decade ago. Yunnan neighbours the notorious drug trafficking golden triangle of Southeast Asia and is among the mainland regions hardest hit by HIV/Aids due to endemic drug abuse. The report by the province's Centre for Disease Control added that the cumulative HIV/Aids caseload rose gradually from 1989 ...

  10. Talkback

    Posted Jul 25th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... abuse of drugs and alcohol. The real problem is the parents. They don't grow with their children and do not empathise with them. Therefore, their children consider their parents irrelevant. ... part, so do the schools. The drug abuse issue really is a parental issue. If the parents are too stupid to not know what their kids are doing or too lazy to find out, it is really down ...




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