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  1. Keeping cool should be priority

    Posted Jun 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... or not the air conditioning should be turned on. Although most Hong Kong students have grown up with hot summers, many of them do not know how to protect themselves from rising temperatures. For example, ... The use of air conditioners produces greenhouse gases. Environmental groups suggest people turn on their air conditioners only when it's 28 degrees Celsius or above. They have a good ...

  2. Workers pulling out all stops against heat

    Posted Aug 04th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'Perhaps it's the air pollution; the heat is no longer the same as before. I just can't stand it.' Last week Mr Chiu suffered a mild case of heatstroke while he was working. 'It ... she said. 'The paper ones are always soaked with sweat and I can't breathe.' The masks soak up her sweat and protect her from dust and hot air. Working nine hours a day ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - MEDICINE

    Step-up scrutiny of private clinics, pharmacists urge

    Posted Oct 16th 2012, 12:00am by LO WEI, JOLIE HO

    ... intravenous chemotherapy required a bacteria-free environment and isolated cabinets for handling the cancer drugs. These would prevent the drug fumes from leaking into the air and entering the building's air conditioning system. Many private clinics providing the treatment lacked these facilities, he said. "The government needs to expand its regulation of the private medical sector, ...

  4. Workers flee Games site fearing meningitis in 'overcrowded and appalling conditions'

    Posted Mar 15th 2008, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... were 'overcrowded and appalling'. But he said: 'Conditions are improving... they're getting filtered water and more toilets. Ventilation in the kitchen is better. We're ... of unhygienic living conditions. The construction site, on the banks of the heavily polluted River Jamuna in eastern Delhi, hums with activity day and night. Surrounded by a high wall, no journalist has ...

  5. Therapy turns up heat

    Posted Jul 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... stimulative Chinese herbs are ground into powder and mixed with ginger extract to form a pellet, which is then applied on specific acupoints according to the individual's condition ... such as heat, brightness and synergy. Thus, the medicine will be absorbed and drive away the phlegm and cold inside the body. Similarly, it's best to shower with warm water on the day of treatment ...

  6. Designated clinics to handle any outbreak

    Posted May 21st 2009, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... would be given normal flu medicine and discharged with guidelines on how to take care of themselves. They would be told to return to the clinic if their symptoms persisted or condition ... to circulate the air. Dr Liu said he expected each flu clinic to be able to handle about 200 patients a day. The designated clinics would include two on Hong Kong Island, three in Kowloon and two ...

  7. Healthy building design urgently needed for estates, says study

    Posted Nov 06th 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... of 2.5 metres. Dr Wong said low ceilings could result in poor ventilation. The team noted it was common for air-conditioners to be installed in the upper area of living room windows, ... Ordinance's health and hygiene conditions, public housing does not need to comply. The study examined 19 blocks in 10 housing estates across Hong Kong, including three housing estates where Sars ...

  8. Stopping causes of illness better policy than imposing 'health tax'

    Posted Mar 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... could highlight the danger signs and how to combat the onset of the condition. High-risk individuals could be identified and counselled and encouraged to have yearly check-ups. A diabetic diagnosed early is less of a burden to the public health system. Pollution is certainly the cause of many ailments, yet the government has refused to take positive steps to combat air pollution, ...

  9. The dog days of summer

    Posted May 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... but hot and humid conditions can sometimes overwhelm this natural ability to dissipate heat, leading to heat exhaustion or heatstroke. Infants and the elderly are less able to control body ... of fluids. Avoid exercising in hot, humid conditions, advises Lo. Be vigilant against heatstroke symptoms- if detected early and immediate corrective action is taken, a sufferer can recover in 10 ...

  10. Fighting back when the heat is on

    Posted Aug 08th 2007, 12:00am by Mathew Scott

    ... how to help horses cope with Hong Kong heat? 'One of the biggest challenges when you are looking after horses is high heat and humidity,' said Riggs. 'The conditions here ... the course with lungs heaving, heat pulsing from their hides- but help is at hand. It's little wonder the smarter humans have converged on the misting tent near the finishing line- and it's ...




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