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  1. Internet addiction 'rots teen brains'

    Posted Jan 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in addiction to such drugs as alcohol, heroin or cocaine. Symptoms include weaker control of the brain's thinking processes, which can affect decision-making. Hong Kong's Census ...

  2. Mobile phone app to help youngsters beat drugs

    Posted Mar 16th 2011, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee A mobile phone application is being developed in which social workers will pose as virtual characters to encourage youngsters to open up and talk about drugs. The innovative Diamond project, funded with HK$2 million from the government's Beat Drugs Fund, is being developed by the Wireless Technology Industry Association and the Productivity Council. The Hong Kong ...

  3. Study finds 10pc of traffic accident drivers drug-affected

    Posted Aug 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang One in 10 drivers involved in traffic accidents had taken illicit drugs, and the prevalence of drug-driving among the young was even higher, a survey has found. The findings ... Kong Medical Journal. The researchers said the government should implement on-site blood or urine tests on motorists suspected of driving under the influence of drugs. Among the 395 drivers ...

  4. Teen drug use linked to late nights at Net cafes

    Posted Mar 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maggie Ng Social workers advise banning children from internet cafes after midnight, as those who regularly visit them are four times more likely to have taken drugs compared to those who do not, a survey found. Social workers from the Boys' and Girls' Clubs Association of Hong Kong surveyed 1,215 pupils in Form One to Form Three on drug use and drugs ...

  5. Too much internet rots teen minds, study claims

    Posted Jan 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Excessive internet use can be as damaging to a teenager's brain as cocaine or alcohol, a study by the Chinese Academy of Sciences concluded. The findings caused an immediate stir around the world, with one British p ...

  6. Plastic know-how may simplify drug tests

    Posted Oct 29th 2009, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu A team of City University researchers have developed an analysis method that they say could make drug tests cheaper, quicker and more reliable. Variations of the method- which ... The news comes about a month ahead of voluntary drug-test trials in Tai Po schools and as the government is working to develop testing and certification as a key industry. 'It's very easy ...

  7. SFDA warns against online drugs retailers

    Posted Aug 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jane Cai Online shoppers have reason to question the safety of pharmaceuticals bought from mainland-based internet drug vendors, given that just four websites are authorised. State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) spokeswoman Yan Jiangying named the accredited pharmacies amid rising controversy about drugs safety. Ms Yan said there were also 1,211 authorised websites providing ...

  8. Hi-tech tool sought for drug search

    Posted Oct 16th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Correctional Services Department is seeking information about reliable and safe devices for detecting dangerous drugs concealed in prisoners' bodies, legislators were told ... body-search methods. But he said further inquiries would be made overseas. Mr Lee said that to prevent prisoners smuggling dangerous drugs into correctional institutions, a thorough body search ...

  9. Lifestyle - Technology - SHORT SCIENCE

    Short Science, April 7, 2013

    Posted Apr 07th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... of the functions of human cells. These "droplet networks" could be the building blocks of a new technology used to pass on drugs and could even replace damaged tissue, said Oxford University. AFP ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    March of science transforming lives of the disabled

    Posted Feb 21st 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... and promise even greater things in the near future. Just last week the US Food and Drug Administration approved an artificial retina developed by scientists to restore partial vision to people who ...




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