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  1. News - World

    Aids can be beaten worldwide by 2030, UN reports says

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 01:45am by Reuters

    ... The human immunodeficiency virus that causes Aids can be transmitted via blood, breast milk and by semen during sex, but can be kept in check with antiretroviral drugs. UNAids said that at the end ... 5 million who were getting Aids drugs in 2010. Since 2001, new HIV infections had fallen by 38 per cent, it said. Aids deaths have fallen 35 per cent since a peak in 2005. "The world has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1555526/aids-can-be-beaten-worldwide-2030-un-reports-says
  2. News - World - HEALTH

    Growing middle class popping more pills, worrying antibiotic study shows

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 09:47pm by NYT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune Pill popping up more than a third in 10 years, mostly through overuse, raising fears of rising global vulnerability to drug-resistant bacteria Antibiotic use rising ... is leaving more of the world's population vulnerable to drug-resistant bacteria. The study, published online in the journal Lancet Infectious Diseases, provides the most comprehensive long-term ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1552271/growing-middle-class-popping-more-pills-worrying-antibiotic-study-shows
  3. News - World - CANADA

    Toronto mayor to seek help for drug abuse, says lawyer, as new crack cocaine video emerges

    Posted May 01st 2014, 11:38am by Associated Press in Toronto

    ... the video from a self-professed drug dealer showing Ford taking a drag from a pipe early on Saturday morning. “He acknowledges he has a substance abuse problem and he wants to do something about ... him smoking the illegal drug. The video has, however, never been released to the public. Ford has subsequently careened from one scandal to another, becoming a national embarrassment for many ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1501488/toronto-mayor-seek-help-substance-abuse-says-lawyer-new-cocaine-video
  4. News - World - IMMIGRATION

    National Guard to help stop illegal child migrants entering US, Texas governor says

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 10:02pm by AP

    ... jails since 2008, many for drug-related offences but also for homicides and sexual assaults. Perry isn't seeking re-election as governor but hasn't ruled out a 2016 presidential ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1557263/national-guard-help-stop-illegal-child-migrants-entering-us-texas
  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Ohio to boost dose of lethal injection drugs after inmate’s ‘last gasps’

    Posted Apr 29th 2014, 10:29pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Columbus, Ohio Inmate's last gasps lead to lethal drug dose boost Ohio is boosting the dosages of its lethal injection drugs after the execution of an inmate who ... of the sedative used in its two-drug combination and raises the amount of painkillers, which are injected simultaneously, according to a court filing. The state said it was making the changes "to ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1500206/ohio-boost-dose-lethal-injection-drugs-after-inmates-last-gasps
  6. Lifestyle - Technology - SHORT SCIENCE

    Short Science, July 20, 2014

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 03:54am by AGENCIES

    ... Mutant worms may put an end to hangovers Mutant worms generated at a lab at the University of Texas may provide a way to stop people from becoming intoxicated after drinking alcohol, a study released on Wednesday said. The research could lead to new drugs to help people going through alcohol withdrawal or even prevent them from feeling the effects of a night of hard drinking, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1556645/short-science-july-20-2014
  7. News - China - CORRUPTION

    GlaxoSmithKline boss insists he has ‘zero tolerance’ of bribery

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 01:29pm by The Guardian in London

    ... doctors and health officials up to 3 billion yuan to push the company’s drugs. The China scandal knocked four percentage points off GSK’s otherwise stellar sales growth in emerging markets ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1558104/glaxosmithkline-boss-insists-he-has-zero-tolerance-bribery
  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Tokyo hunt for ‘duck-mouthed’ seductress who drugs and robs victims

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 11:08pm by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo 'Duck-mouth' seductress drugs and robs victims Police in Tokyo are hunting a woman in her 20s dubbed the "duck-mouthed girl" in connection with a series of incidents in which men are seduced before being drugged and robbed. The woman has been caught on closed-circuit television footage and earned the nickname in media reports for her pout. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1499468/tokyo-hunt-duck-mouthed-seductress-who-drugs-and-robs-victims
  9. News - China - FOOD SAFETY

    Five Husi bosses quizzed by police over 'rotten meat' scandal, as 1,250 tonnes of food seized

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 04:35am by TING YAN

    ... illegal acts from the company, which are not conducted by individuals but planned and organised by the company,” Gu Zhenhua, the deputy director of Shanghai Municipal Food and Drug Administration, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1557361/rotten-meat-inquiry-extends-major-restaurant-chains-and-convenience-store
  10. News - China - FOOD SAFETY

    Starbucks, Dicos withdraw sandwiches as China launches nationwide probe into 'rotten meat' firm

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 10:11am by Patrick Boehler

    ... will look at processing sites and meat sources in five other provinces in central, eastern and southern China, the China Food and Drug Administration announced. Violations will be “severely ... full responsibility for the situation and will take appropriate actions swiftly and comprehensively," its statement said. The China Food and Drug Administration has launched ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1556953/mcdonalds-kfc-supplier-closed-shanghai-authorities-investigate-rotten

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