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  1. Public Eye

    Posted Jun 24th 2009, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... on an emotional issue that is ripe for a U-turn- a school in Mui Wo for recovering drug abusers. It's a moral issue that offers a perfect opportunity for the government to show leadership. The cold-hearted campaign by Mui Wo residents to keep recovering drug abusers out of their backyard is beyond shameful. It's a disgrace. But don't be fooled by the determination we are now seeing ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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. ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Superbugs take their toll on humans

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

    ... into the community. Medical experts said MRSA, which is now resistant to many common antibiotics, could be treated with penicillin in the 1940s and 1950s, but the abuse of drugs worldwide had turned ... Celine Sun Excessive and improper use of antibiotics has taken its toll on humans, with disease-causing bacteria developing increasing drug resistance. The best known ...

  7. City gets tougher on overuse of antibiotics

    Posted Nov 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... on the rampant abuse of such drugs. Among the problems of antibiotics overuse are that it leads to the creation of drug-resistant bacteria- so-called superbugs. Overuse could prove globally disastrous ... signed pledges to reduce the use of antibiotics. Medical experts have long warned about the abuse of antibiotics on the mainland. Zhao Minggang, vice-director of the health ministry's ...

  8. Rise in gay men contracting HIV outside city

    Posted Sep 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... who have sex with men is still low when compared to other high-risk groups, such as sex workers or people who abuse injectable drugs,' he said. Of the 105 new HIV cases in the second ...

  9. Drug-resistant bugs 'widespread' in food animals

    Posted Oct 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of drug-resistant bacteria in animals might be caused by farms abusing antibiotics to promote growth. The drug-resistant E coli in animals can be passed to humans when they eat meat not thoroughly cooked, ... and cows. A study of 110 human faecal and urinary samples showed the same level of resistance in 94.5 per cent of cases. The spread of drug-resistant genes in E coli bacteria has become more rapid ...

  10. HK flu story takes turn for the better

    Posted Jul 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... for influenza. That cannot be ruled out after University of Hong Kong researchers discovered that a common drug for bone diseases, including osteoporosis, apparently cured the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus ... drug pamidronate was then found to strengthen gamma delta-T cells, one of the first lines of defence in our immune systems. Nine out of 10 humanised mice given the drug survived an H5N1 ...




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