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  1. News - Hong Kong - DRUGS

    Consultation aims to strike a balance on mandatory drug testing

    Posted Sep 23rd 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Human rights must be seen in light of scheme's effectiveness, says committee chief Striking a balance on mandatory drug testing The mandatory drug-testing ... objective standards should be set in enforcing it. Now, police can only test people found with drugs. This means, for example, they cannot take action against young people who appear stoned ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1315461/consultation-aims-strike-balance-mandatory-drug-testing
  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Mandatory drug test plan may overload social workers

    Posted Sep 25th 2013, 12:00am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com Social workers express concerns over proposed mandatory drug-testing scheme that could see overstretched groups inundated with cases Drug test plan may overload workers A church group that works with drug addicts says an expected surge in cases if a proposed government drug-testing scheme goes ahead could further strain overloaded social workers. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1316967/mandatory-drug-test-plan-may-overload-social-workers
  3. News - China Digest

    The Post's daily China news round-up- July 25, 2014

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 07:37am

    ... in the country. China’s SOEs test the waters in the South China Sea |Source: East Asia Forum Australia is currently pursuing bilateral trade agreements with Japan, South Korea and China.Juggling ... politician. Chemical highs |Source: The Economist Synthetic drugs are now common in Chinese cities. They are being exported, too. Meet Guo Feixiong |Source: China Change The arrest of Guo Feixiong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-digest/digest/1558781/posts-daily-china-news-round-july-25-2014
  4. Business - Money

    Chart of the day: Stress-testing mainland insurers

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 12:23am by NICK EDWARDS

    ... Nick Edwards Chart of the day: Stress-testinginsurers Fears of rising mainland default risks have set investors scrutinising the exposure of insurers to "non-standard" and growth-levered assets- those potentially most susceptible to losses if th ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1557729/chart-day-stress-testing-mainland-insurers
  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Cheap cream can boost flu jabs for elderly, HKU study shows

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 04:09am by Emily Tsang

    ... significantly speeded, boosted, and prolonged the immunogenicity of flu vaccination- a strategy that should be pursued for older people. "The drug is widely available and is as cheap as HK$20 [for each dose]. All doctors can actually start using it on old patients." The team, led by Yuen, conducted tests on 90 patients and found that the 30 who had applied the cream gained much more ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1559398/cheap-cream-can-boost-flu-jabs-elderly-hku-study-shows
  6. News - World - MEDICINE

    Aids 2014 conference unveils breakthrough in Aids-TB treatment

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 09:59pm by GDN

    ... for the two conditions unable to be given together because of side effects. But a drug combination unveiled at the Aids 2014 symposium in Melbourne on Monday allows tuberculosis (TB) to be treated in patients while taking their HIV drugs, offering the potential to save millions of lives. Researchers, from the Global Alliance for TB Drug Development say the drug combination, known as PaMZ, can ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1557273/aids-2014-conference-unveils-breakthrough-aids-tb-treatment
  7. News - Hong Kong - FOOD SAFETY

    'Rotten meat' firm licensed to supply to Hong Kong; lawmakers call for tests on mainland imports

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 02:42pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... McDonald's accused of using rotten meat in fast-food products Hong Kong lawmakers on Tuesday urged the government to step up safety tests on meat products imported from the mainland, with one legislator calling for “every batch” of meat to be tested from now on. Currently the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department only conducts sporadic tests on random samples of imported meat as long ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557164/food-safety-watchdog-not-sure-if-rotten-meat-firm-exported-hong-kong
  8. Sport - Other Sport - WINTER OLYMPICS

    IOC warns drug cheats that they will be caught sooner or later

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 09:22pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sochi Anti-doping agencies are changing tactics to concentrate more drug testing in lead up to contests as opposed to post-competition raids We'll find ... Testers are also being helped by new rules that will expand the statute of limitations on drug test samples to 10 years, meaning that the IOC will be able to carry out tests on the urine and blood ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1429062/ioc-warns-drug-cheats-they-will-be-caught-sooner-or-later
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Free tests will use mobile technology to screen for abnormal heartbeats

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 03:30pm by Emily Tsang

    ... electrocardiography equipment, requiring the patient to disrobe and lie down on a bed. Most traditional tests take about 20 minutes.  The new technology means tests can be carried out anywhere, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557456/free-programme-will-use-mobile-technology-screen-abnormal-heartbeats
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Contested presidential vote a test of the strength of Indonesian democracy

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 03:32pm by MARK THOMPSON

    ... Mark Thompson Mark Thompson says Widodo's win is good news for country and region Contested presidential vote a test of Indonesian democracy The announcement on Tuesday evening ... the toughest test of Indonesian democracy since the country emerged from dictatorship a decade and a half ago. Indonesia is the largest predominantly Muslim country in the world, the third most ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1557459/contested-presidential-vote-test-strength-indonesian-democracy

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