Surprise urine checks aimed at potential relapse offenders

Rehabilitation authorities are stepping up surprise urine checks on discharged drug offenders to tighten scrutiny of potential relapses. Photo: Nora Tam

Rehabilitation authorities are stepping up surprise urine checks on discharged drug offenders to tighten scrutiny of potential relapses. Two former prison officers were jailed last year for falsifying specimens.

Sunday, 10 March, 2013, 5:52am

Officials defend rigour of drug testing on former prison inmates

The Correctional Services Department's hospital in Stanley Prison. Photo: Nora Tam

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 of the whole testing process.

25 Sep 2012 - 3:47am

Drugs rehabilitation officer denies ordering fake urine samples

A senior prison officer denied in court yesterday that he ordered urine samples falsified to make a drug treatment centre appear more successful.

23 Aug 2012 - 2:46am

Cheng fails drugs test, but might still ride on Sunday

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 to take his place at Sunday's meeting.

11 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Bladder agony of young drug abusers

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.

In the worst cases they may have to use the bathroom every five minutes leaving them unable to work or sleep properly.

20 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Health Bites

An apple a day keeps muscles OK

14 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Urine in milk charge lands maid in court

An Indonesian domestic helper has appeared in Eastern Court over allegations that she fed urine-tainted milk to a newborn baby at her employers' home in Shum Wan, Aberdeen, on Monday. Purwanti, 24, entered no plea to a charge of administering a poison or other destructive or noxious thing with intent to injure. Her case was adjourned to March 10.

4 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Six days' jail for maid who put urine in cup

An Indonesian maid who gave a cup of drinking water mixed with urine to her employer was jailed for six days yesterday.

25 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

FYI: Does urine have any redeeming features?

FYI: Does urine have any redeeming features?

28 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Beating the cheats

Name: Gary Leung Ngai-wa Occupation: Hong Kong Jockey Club racing chemist

Young Post: What are your responsibilities?

Leung: My job is to ensure that all races proceed fairly. I have to check the racehorses before and after every race to see if they have been given drugs that could affect their performance.

14 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Oh, water feeling

With the weather getting hotter, it's time to think not just about summer clothes, cleaning air-conditioners and planning a holiday, but also about drinking.

Let me clarify that I mean drinking water - and maybe water with some salts and sugars.

6 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

Chongqing blows the whistle on demand for tiger urine

Some zoos in Chongqing are marketing tiger urine for human consumption at 15 yuan for 250 millilitres.

In Chongqing, some people believe the urine of male tigers has magical powers, including improving sexual performance and curing rheumatism.

30 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

Dogs able to sniff out cancer

Pet lovers have always suspected that man's best friend has a special ability to sense when something is wrong with us. Now, scientists have verified that dogs are able to smell cancer - sniffing out a case even doctors failed to find.

5 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

Booze foils PLA hopefuls

Nearly half the young people taking a physical examination to join the People's Liberation Army fail due to 'excessive drinking and entertainment' and other unhealthy lifestyle choices, according to Xinhua.

13 Nov 2003 - 12:00am

Villagers drink a toast to health with urine

Wen Manliang believes there is nothing quite like a cup of his own urine to start the day off.

It is highly nutritious and the habit even cured his father of blindness, Mr Wen believes.

The 70-year-old Mr Wen is from the village of Wuzhuang, near Xian in Shaanxi province, where 'urine therapy' is immensely popular.

27 Sep 2003 - 12:00am