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  1. Cheng fails drugs test, but might still ride on Sunday

    Posted Apr 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken Top local jockey Howard Cheng Yue-tin has returned a positive random urine test for ephedrine and methylephedrine from the April 1 meeting at Sha Tin but may still be cleared ... 'above the prescribed thresholds'. When told, Cheng waived his right to have the B or unused portion of the sample tested independently, which will bring the matter to a much speedier ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - DRUG TESTING

    Officials defend rigour of drug testing on former prison inmates

    Posted Sep 25th 2012, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com Before court verdict on department's knowledge of falsification of samples, safeguards stressed Officials defend rigour of testing on former inmates Two correctional services officers told court they falsified urine samples for drug tests in 2009, even though, it emerged yesterday, a computerised system existed that kept track ...

  3. This week we test: blemish cream

    Posted Jun 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Joyee Chan These medicated troubleshooters deserve a place in any teen's arsenal against mild breakouts Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Spot Treatment Gel (HK$130/15ml) Zits dry up and reduce within a day, leaving no marks. It does a good job of soot ...

  4. Gene lab banned over test for sex

    Posted Jul 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Doctors believe that some women are abusing a genetic test offered by DiagCor Bioscience which can identify the sex of a baby and its chances of developing a severe sex-linked genetic disorder. Parents who have a family history of a severe genetic disorder use this test to determine the chances of the fetus developing a severe genetic disease. DiagCor in Kowloon Bay is the only ...

  5. Botched goat tests leave 27 students ill

    Posted Sep 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Northeast Agricultural University in Harbin, Heilongjiang has apologised for botched laboratory tests on goats that led to 27 students and one ... not asked for quarantine certificates. The teachers who supervised the tests also failed to conduct on-site quarantine tests and did not follow laboratory protocol by insisting students wore ...

  6. 15 years on, DNA test jails rapist

    Posted Aug 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com A man who had been on the run since raping a teenage girl 15 years ago was brought to justice yesterday, thanks to advances in DNA profiling. Tsang Lung-wai, 34, was sentenced to jail for 12 years for rape, indecent assaul ...

  7. Park to test water on whales

    Posted Aug 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Ocean Park wants to know what you would think if a group of beluga whales was captured in the wild and brought back to Hong Kong for display in a new North Pole attraction. The popular aquarium and theme park has comm ...

  8. This week we test: foot cream

    Posted May 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Lo Your feet work hard all day, every day, so pamper them with a cream which soothes, heals and refreshes. Aveda Foot Relief (HK$240/125ml) Replenishing for dry, chapped feet. Massage a dollop onto your feet after bathing, and it keeps them hydra ...

  9. This week we test: facial mist

    Posted Mar 27th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jennifer Lo Feel the magic of a little spritz of mist- especially after a long and dehydrating flight or a late night out- you'll be completely refreshed. Missha Super Aqua Aroma Deep Sea Water Facial Mist (Lavender) (HK$162/150ml) This is a bit on t ...

  10. New test for genetic defects non-invasive

    Posted Dec 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to a miscarriage. Hong Kong researchers have pioneered a new test that can check a foetus' DNA for mutations simply by examining the blood of its parents. The method, developed by a team from Chinese University, is expected to become available to the public within five years. At present, the most common way to tell if a foetus has a genetic disorder or congenital defect is to test samples ...




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