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  1. Afghan sent home after failing drug test

    Posted Oct 31st 2007, 12:00am by Melanie Ho

    ... Melanie Ho A cue sport athlete from Afghanistan has been sent home from the Asian Indoor Games after testing positive for a banned substance. Habibi Najeebullah returned a positive test for a cannabinoid, indicating the presence of a banned substance on the World Anti-Drug Agency's (Wada) prohibited list. Dr M Jegathesan, the Olympic Council of Asia's technical delegate ...

  2. Cheng fails drugs test, but might still ride on Sunday

    Posted Apr 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken Top local jockey Howard Cheng Yue-tin has returned a positive random urine test for ephedrine and methylephedrine from the April 1 meeting at Sha Tin but may still be cleared ... 'above the prescribed thresholds'. When told, Cheng waived his right to have the B or unused portion of the sample tested independently, which will bring the matter to a much speedier ...

  3. HK drug-test agency to target EPO

    Posted Sep 24th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... other testing because of the drug-usage culture associated with the sport. ... Chan Kin-wa The Hong Kong Anti-Doping Committee (HKADC) is flexing its muscles even before its official launch. The body confirmed yesterday it would be testing athletes representing Hong ...

  4. New, safer hepatitis B test promises drug savings

    Posted Sep 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang A way has been found to test virus levels in hepatitis B sufferers- which helps determine their medication needs- without taking a piece from their liver. Chinese University researchers say the method removes the risk to patients posed by the present procedure, and could save on medicine. Most hepatitis B patients have to take drugs for life, as doctors cannot determine ...

  5. Veteran jockey has to Sit out five weeks for failing drug test

    Posted Apr 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Patrick Allen Jockey Vincent Sit Shun-keung has been suspended for five race meetings after pleading guilty to a positive drug test containing excess amounts of the banned drug ephedrine. ... 'As such he breached part one of rule 60 and was suspended for five race meetings.' and cannot resume until after May 6.' In October, Alex Lai Hoi-wing tested positive ...

  6. Chui fears for career as drug test on B sample shows 'irregularities'

    Posted Feb 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Patrick Allen Suspended jockey Marco Chui Kwan-lai is one step closer to potentially losing his license after an independently tested 'B sample' also returned a positive to an unnamed prohibited substance yesterday. Chui, 23, returned an 'irregular A sample' in a routine drug check after the Happy Valley meeting on January 20, and an inquiry into his initial ...

  7. Drug tests for schools where 'need is greatest'

    Posted Jun 21st 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong The government's voluntary drug testing programme will initially target schools in those districts where the need is deemed the greatest and where there is support from ... said on Thursday that some schools might want to adopt the voluntary test this September given the strong public concern about drug use among youngsters. The government was going to introduce ...

  8. Probe after Derby Day winner Shahjee returns positive ketamine test

    Posted Apr 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... The unused samples will be sent for testing at an independent laboratory before the inquiry is reopened. Yiu has been involved twice in recent years as the trainer of horses returning positive drug ... Alan Aitken The Jockey Club has been hit with another positive test for ketamine, with heavily-backed winner Shahjee the centre of the new inquiry. In the past two years, young jockeys ...

  9. New laws mulled to combat cases of drug-driving

    Posted Jul 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tsang and Ng Kang-chung The government yesterday proposed new laws to combat drug-driving under which drivers suspected of having taken drugs will have to undergo testing ... test if they have reasonable cause to believe a driver is driving under the influence of drugs. The government prefers to use impairment testing in the initial stage instead of a saliva test ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Superbug cases rise fourfold in Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 17th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Microbiologist warns that outdated testing methods and lack of public awareness of drug use have led to worrying rise in untreatable diseases Drug-resistant superbugs outpace medical research Cases of the deadly drug-resistant superbug NDM-1 quadrupled in Hong Kong this year, rising from three to 12. Patients undergoing medical procedures ...




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