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  1. letters

    Posted Jan 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The dangers of taking drugs Drug abuse among teenagers is getting worse. I watch the news on television very often, and I realise most drug-abuse cases involve teenagers. I think most teens don't know about the dangers of taking drugs. They don't realise how bad this is for their health. Another thing these young people fail to understand is that drugs are illegal. ...

  2. Healing the divisions will be the toughest task for a democrat who took power unelected

    Posted Dec 31st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... saw him engage rural voters like no other Thai politician, showering them with cheap loans and health care while unleashing a crackdown that killed hundreds of drug dealers. Mr Abhisit has ...

  3. Blueprint for medical reform set for release

    Posted Dec 31st 2008, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... to fund their operations, but the practice is blamed for the extortionate drug fees and excessive use of expensive drugs, and some hospitals have already started an experiment to scrap it. ...

  4. Talkback

    Posted Dec 31st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I turned 21, I began smoking a pack of cigarettes every couple of days. I would like to explain to your correspondent that nicotine is an addictive drug and people do not 'choose' ... they did not understand that nicotine is an addictive drug, not a 'choice'. I wish when I was 12 my father had known that nicotine was addictive and had advised me never to smoke. Mae ...

  5. Teen drug peddlers jailed for 32 months

    Posted Dec 31st 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam A teenage couple were jailed for two years and eight months yesterday for peddling psychotropic drugs in Tin Shui Wai by a judge who said a deterrent sentence was needed despite their youth and the fact that they were first offenders. Their teenage flatmate, who had just started using drugs, was sent to a rehabilitation centre for possession of a dangerous drug. Tang Pui-yi, ...

  6. Girl with bird flu may also have leukaemia

    Posted Dec 31st 2008, 12:00am by Amy Nip, Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... for it and no vaccine. The anti-viral drug Tamiflu could help sufferers, as the virus had not shown resistance to it in those given the drug. Dr Tsang said further genetic sequencing was being conducted ...

  7. Letters

    Posted Dec 31st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... congestion. I think it is good that our new elected politicians understand these problems. Sally Ho, Wan Chai Drug test is not the answer There have been calls for compulsory drug tests in schools, but I do not think that will solve the problem of youth drug abuse. Students who know that they might fail the test if they have taken drugs can stay at home. Also the scheme would be unfair ...

  8. Bird flu case revealed as chicken sales resume

    Posted Dec 31st 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... the virus has mutated into a potentially more dangerous form. Staff at the hospital have been put on preventive doses of the antiviral drug Tamiflu. The case- the fifth such infection in Hong Kong ...

  9. letters

    Posted Dec 31st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for the elderly. We should do something meaningful during our leisure time. We should never waste our time doing nothing. Leung Yan-yi, Tsuen Wan Public Ho Chuen Yiu Memorial College Drug testing for young people I support drug testing for young people. Drug abuse is a serious problem in Hong Kong and testing is a very good deterrent. However, carrying out drug tests on young people is not an easy ...

  10. What is it 1,4-dioxane

    Posted Dec 30th 2008, 12:00am by Suzanne Harrison

    ... and Drug Administration says: 'The 1,4-dioxane levels we have seen in our monitoring of cosmetics do not present a hazard to consumers.' Has it ever been a problem? Concerns were raised ...




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