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  1. How much do you really need to drink

    Posted Nov 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... the New York-Presbyterian Hospital), staff overloaded his body with fluids, causing a fatal heart attack. Yes, while drinking water is a healthy habit, too much can lead to a condition called hyponatremia, in which there is not enough sodium (salt) in the body fluids outside the cells. Long distance runners who drink too much plain water and people who work in climates that cause excessive ...

  2. Disney hopes to improve water testing procedures

    Posted Aug 01st 2006, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... of E. coli bacteria. People infected with the bacteria usually suffer diarrhoea and stomach cramps. Swimming in or drinking sewage-contaminated water is one way of getting infected. The report ... Dennis Eng Hong Kong Disneyland will consider ways to improve the monitoring and testing of its water even though recent tests for bacteria indicate the water is safe, the director of park ...

  3. Time to rehydrate

    Posted Jul 27th 2008, 12:00am by Wynnie Chan

    ... climates should drink at least six to eight glasses of water (or other fluid) a day to prevent dehydration. The Mayo Clinic in the US recommend that we drink more during increased physical ... by Hong Kong's Department of Health show that nearly a third of adults drink less than six cups of fluids daily. Water is essential for life: well-fed humans can survive for 60 days without ...

  4. Make friends with more fruit

    Posted Aug 01st 2010, 12:00am by Wynnie Chan

    ... of developing heart disease in later life. Fruits also contain insoluble fibre which helps to prevent constipation. Insoluble fibre acts like a sponge, soaking up water and expanding as it passes ...

  5. Ministers may lose their private toilets to beat bug

    Posted Jan 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... at the complex had been sterilised and was safe. 'If you wanted me to live there and drink the water, I think that would not be a problem at all,' he said. Yuen was on the team of experts ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Unused water pipes and taps may be disconnected from the water supply at the new government headquarters in Admiralty to prevent the growth of legionella ...

  6. Germ theory

    Posted Aug 01st 2010, 12:00am by Susan Jung

    ... with hot water and dish detergent between each use. Raw and cooked foods should be refrigerated in separate containers. People tend to blame cases of food-borne illness on meat and seafood but it occasionally comes from contaminated vegetables such as radish sprouts and spinach. All vegetables and fruit should be rinsed under cold, running water, even if the package says the contents ...

  7. Lifestyle - Health - ASK THE DOCTORS

    Ask the doctors

    Posted Mar 25th 2013, 12:00am by DR WILSON CHONG

    ... in the centre of your tongue. This may cause you to gag, but keep trying. Then close your mouth and swallow, let your reflex take over. A sip of water will help. The following may also help: Take a small mouthful of water or flavoured drink and pop the pill in before swallowing. Cut a piece of marshmallow like a hot dog bun, insert the pill and swallow it with some water. You can use bread ...

  8. HK tourists suffer food poisoning after New Year's Eve buffet

    Posted Jan 04th 2004, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... when dining out. Food should be cooked thoroughly and water should only be drunk after being boiled, it said. Officials said separate utensils should be used when eating both raw and cooked ...

  9. Health bites

    Posted May 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... with water following consumption of these drinks. Rethink on zinc A review of 17 trials concludes that the benefits of zinc are questionable. Published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, ... breathless. The electrolyte cool-aid acid pest Sports and energy drinks could cause irreversible damage to your teeth. A recent study published in General Dentistry found that the acid in them erodes ...

  10. Eat this...

    Posted Sep 28th 2008, 12:00am by Yvonne Lai

    ... that decimate intestinal flora are antibiotics, commercial meats containing antibiotic residues, chlorinated water, alcoholic beverages and a diet high in processed and packaged foods. Depleted flora ...




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