Hong Kong was dubbed the ketamine capital of the world with a cheap and abundant supply of the addictive drug flooding across the border from mainland China. But now the city is fighting back and trying to kick its ketamine habit.
AP (Apr. 7, 2014) A German registered container ship ran aground in Hong Kong on Sunday. The Hong Kong Marine Department said the ship ran aground after its main engine broke down and it drifted in the waters off Hong ... watch video
Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Sep. 8, 2014) Researchers in South Korea are taking the discarded remnants of a bad habit and creating effective, cheap energy storage. Tara Cleary reports.
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AFP (May 3, 2013) Hong Kong generates 13,000 tonnes of rubbish each day - the equivalent of six Olympic swimming pools. But in a few years' time all the landfill sites will be full so new solutions must be ... watch video
Reuters - Business Video Online (June 11, 2014) Financial classes for children in Hong Kong seem to have produced results - an important lesson for a region where consumer debt levels continue to mount. Sareena Dayaram reports.
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Reuters - Light News Video Online (Mar. 20, 2015) A key document by Alan Turing on the foundations of mathematical notation and computer science along with an original German 'Enigma' enciphering machine go on display at Bonhams in Hong Kong. Sharon ... watch video
AP (Apr. 10, 2015) An organization with facilities in Florida, Las Vegas and Hong Kong is collecting used bars of soap from more than 4,000 hotels, recycling them into fresh soap and delivering the supplies to people ... watch video
Reuters - Business Video Online (July 13, 2015) Despite having one of the highest rates of mobile phone use and homing many of the worlds biggest banks, Hong Kong is lagging far behind other major money centers when it comes to financial tech. ... watch video
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Feb. 24, 2016 For the small segment of the emergency population whose acute behavioral disturbance does not respond to traditional sedation, ketamine appears to be effective and safe, according to a new ... read more
Feb. 8, 2016 Proposals to restrict access to ketamine by making it a "Schedule I" drug would have a major impact on the availability of anesthesia and surgery in low- to middle-income countries ... read more
July 19, 2013 Recent studies have found that anesthesia drugs have neurotoxicity on the developing neurons, causing learning and memory disorders and behavioral abnormalities. Ketamine is commonly used in ... read more