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  1. News - Hong Kong - DRUGS

    Hong Kong anti-drugs body pushes drug testing, despite opposition

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 03:26am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Anti-drugs body pushes testing despite opposition A government plan to give police wider powers to test people suspected to be using drugs faced "strong ... the Action Committee Against Narcotics, would allow police to force people to undergo tests if there was "reasonable suspicion" that they had taken drugs. Those who failed could be referred ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1545183/hong-kong-anti-drugs-body-pushes-drug-testing-despite-opposition
  2. News - Hong Kong - NARCOTICS

    Hidden drug use puts tests on agenda

    Posted Mar 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com With abusers staying under radar for longer, it's time to look at 'mandatory' testing, says drugs tsar who plans to put issue to the public Hidden drug use puts tests on agenda The number of years drug abusers are staying below the radar has doubled in the last five years, Hong Kong's drugs tsar revealed yesterday as she ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1196602/hidden-drug-use-puts-tests-agenda
  3. News - World - SCIENCE

    Quest for cheap, easy medicine monitor may be over as scientists develop simple home dosage test

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 11:25pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Colour-coded system using camera may end quest for cheap, easy pill dosage monitor Home test to stop drug overdoses developed Scientists have created a molecule that glows red or blue, depending on drug levels in blood, as the basis for a home test to prevent patients accidentally overdosing. After contact with a drop of blood, the molecule's colour ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1528824/quest-cheap-easy-medicine-monitor-may-be-over-scientists-develop-simple
  4. News - World - MEDICINE

    British scientists close in on blood test for Alzheimer’s by identifying predictor proteins

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 08:55pm by Reuters

    ... in trial. Lovestone and other experts believe this may be because drug trials are conducted too late, in patients whose condition has already gone too far. A predictive test for use before people ... Reuters in London Major breakthrough as British researchers identify group of 10 proteins that can predict onset of the incurable brain-wasting disease Scientists close in on blood test ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1549722/british-scientists-close-blood-test-alzheimers-identifying-predictor
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    New drug law needs to respect rights

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 05:07am by SCMP Editorial

    .... Whereas a law giving police the power to test drivers for drugs is not controversial, a government plan to stop people on the street, based on how they look and act, and force them to undergo ... SCMP Editorial Heed rights in new drug law Any law that detects drug users and steers them into counselling without fear of prosecution has to be welcomed. Early identification to enhance ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1549928/new-drug-law-needs-respect-rights
  6. News - World - MEDICINE

    Baby girl thought to have been 'cured' of HIV has tested positive in relapse

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 02:34pm by AP, AFP

    ... of HIV, has seen her infection return – in a setback to hopes that very early treatment with powerful drugs might reverse the infection. The four-year-old girl was born in Mississippi in 2010 to an HIV-infected mother who was untreated during pregnancy. The child was given a potent dose of anti-retroviral medication 30 hours after birth, and tested positive for HIV. She was in remission for years ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1551881/baby-girl-thought-have-been-cured-hiv-has-tested-positive-relapse
  7. News - China Insider - CRIME

    Chinese celebrity apologises for meth use amid high-profile nationwide drug crackdown

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 03:51pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com Chen Wanning is the latest figure from the entertainment industry to be detained as police attempt to tackle China's growing drug problem Chen ... since finding fame online, is one of several Chinese celebrities held in recent months as authorities crack down on drugs. National broadcaster CCTV aired his admission of drug use on Thursday ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1541659/chinese-celebrity-apologises-meth-use-amid-high-profile-drug
  8. Lifestyle - Health

    Drug trial offers hope to diabetics after pancreas removal

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 10:01am by MLT

    ... now takes a small daily dose of insulin, but retains some islet function, which makes his diabetes easier to control. Now there's hope that a new drug can increase islet survival University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre's new Islet Transplantation Centre, led by director Martin Wijkstrom, is participating in a human clinical trial to test whether the drug, Reparixin, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1541784/drug-trial-offers-hope-diabetics-after-pancreas-removal
  9. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Philanthropist was my 'sworn mother': radiologist accused of supplying drugs to Anita Chan

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 03:10am by CHRIS LAU

    ... Chris Lau chris.lau@scmp.com Woman accused of giving drugs to late philanthropist says she was the family doctor Anita Chan 'was my sworn mother' The radiologist accused of handing out dangerous drugs to late philanthropist Anita Chan Lai-ling wept in court yesterday when recounting her close relationship with her "sworn mother". Yau Yat-yin, 55, told ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1537183/philanthropist-was-my-sworn-mother-radiologist-accused-supplying
  10. Sport - Hong Kong - SWIMMING

    Swimmer David Wong prays for dispensation from ban for drug use

    Posted Mar 27th 2013, 12:00am by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... Chan Kin-wa kinwa.chan@scmp.com Asthmatic swimmer praying he will be given exemption after failing a doping test in January Wong hopes to skip drugs ban on medical grounds Top swimmer and asthma sufferer David Wong Kai-wai is hoping for a therapeutic use exemption (TUE) to escape a lengthy ban after he failed a drug test at the start of the year. Hong Kong Swimming Association ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1200453/swimmer-david-wong-prays-dispensation-ban-drug-use

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