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  1. Wake-up call for teenage drug abusers

    Posted Jun 17th 2007, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... Lilian Goh Health checks to show consequences of abuse As part of a new government offensive to curb an increasing trend of drug use among youngsters, teenage users will be sent for health ... help identify teenage drug abusers to be sent for checks, might be launched at the end of this year or early next year. She said the government was concerned by recent figures showing a 10 per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/597176/wake-call-teenage-drug-abusers
  2. Many teenagers who abuse drugs do poorly in IQ test

    Posted Jul 28th 2006, 12:00am by Clifford Lo, Sherry Lee

    ... for the outreach group, said that CT scans of the teenagers who tested poorly revealed patterns of damage to the brain that were consistent with damage caused by drug abuse. She warned that teens were ... Sherry Lee and Clifford Lo Teens who abuse drugs are left with lower mental abilities, with some users functioning at levels classified as mentally retarded, a youth worker group said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/558251/many-teenagers-who-abuse-drugs-do-poorly-iq-test
  3. More should be done to deter drug use

    Posted Mar 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... measures against drug abuse by teenagers. Hui Yuen-ting, CCC Heep Woh College From the Editor Thanks for the letter, Yuen-ting. Drug abuse is definitely on the rise in Hong Kong and it is a serious ... take the lead in tackling this problem. Their love and concern will help prevent teenagers from taking drugs. Very often, parents are too busy making a living to take good care ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/673086/more-should-be-done-deter-drug-use
  4. Parents, teens need to fight drug abuse

    Posted Apr 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Recently, I read a news article about teenage users getting drugs from their parents. I don't see how that's possible, but youth drug abuse is becoming more serious in Hong Kong. ... to raise awareness of the dangers of drug abuse. Secondly, I think most teenagers who take drugs do so because they want to get their parents' attention. Parents usually spend too much time ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/710691/parents-teens-need-fight-drug-abuse
  5. Teenagers experimenting with drugs at 15, says narcotics chief

    Posted Mar 06th 2009, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... consultation by the police will take place in the fourth quarter. 'We expect reported cases of teenage drug abuse to rise in the short run,' she said. Extensive reporting on pop singers Jill ... drug-abuse cases to maintain their reputations, but more schools had been taking the initiative recently to provide anti-drug education in co-operation with NGOs. To identify students who may ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/672201/teenagers-experimenting-drugs-15-says-narcotics-chief
  6. Bladder agony of young drug abusers

    Posted Mar 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Young drug abusers suffer painful bladder problems for up to 10 years rather than seek help, doctors treating them at a recently established clinic have found. ... treatment will lead to bladder damage deteriorating to a point that it becomes irreversible even when they stop using drugs and receive treatment,' Tam said. Drug abuse damages the bladder ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/996045/bladder-agony-young-drug-abusers
  7. Study links memory loss to drug abuse

    Posted Jul 07th 2010, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... to finish them.' The study also found that teenagers who abused drugs before the age of 15 showed more neurological symptoms like memory loss and lisping, or psychiatric symptoms including ... This was because, after using drugs for 18 months, he suffered from memory loss that left him unable to study effectively. 'I feel remorseful for giving up my dream because of drug abuse... the adverse ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/719060/study-links-memory-loss-drug-abuse
  8. News - World - HEALTH

    Pfizer trial shows experimental drug doubles time until breast cancer tumours grow worse

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:52pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters US Food and Drug Administration grants “breakthrough” status for the drug, palbociclib, but overall survival still not statistically significant, say researchers A clinical trial of an experimental Pfizer breast cancer drug nearly doubled the amount of time patients lived without their disease getting worse. However, overall survival has not yet been shown to be statistically ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1467035/pfizer-trial-shows-experimental-drug-doubles-time-until-breast-cancer
  9. Official 'satisfied' at response on drug testing

    Posted Dec 14th 2009, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... was needed to help teenagers understand the problems of drug abuse because the situation had been worsening, Lai said, with the number of drug users under 21 increasing by 57 per cent in the past ... Bureau would assume that pupils who were unwilling to take part were drug users. He added that people should not rely only on the government in the campaign against teenage drug use. 'The ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/701286/official-satisfied-response-drug-testing
  10. Stay away from people who take drugs

    Posted Dec 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Taking drugs can destroy the future of teenagers. They can also die of drug overdose. But many teenagers still take drugs. Some think drugs can help solve their problems. They are wrong. ... in with the crowd. Drugs also damage teenagers' health. The best solution is to stay away from people who take drugs. It is important for us to have a healthy lifestyle. We should say 'no' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/702197/stay-away-people-who-take-drugs

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