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  1. Water will help you beat the heat

    Posted Jun 28th 2004, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui Drinking water is one of the best ways to replace the fluid lost through heat, according to Cindy Lam Lo-kuen, assistant professor of the family medicine unit at the University ... be even lower than that in the blood. You can wash your face and body with tap water to cool down. But do not use ice water, as it will cause blood-vessel constriction and reduce the heat ...

  2. Distilled water 'useless' in this heat

    Posted Jul 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... water should be avoided in blazing summer heat, health experts warned yesterday. While the drinks might seem ideal for quenching a raging thirst, they may be doing more harm than good, they said. Brian Walker, a general practitioner and specialist in sports medicine, said distilled water was useless for replacing minerals lost through sweating. 'Distilled water has ...

  3. On a scorching day, dads are the hottest ticket in town

    Posted Jun 21st 2004, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Territories and Chek Lap Kok, the temperature hit 36. Weathermen warned people to drink plenty of water and to stay in the shade. The Observatory said the heat was brought by a southwesterly airstream ... Martin Wong With 36-degree heat, the Observatory issues its first 'very hot weather' warning of the year It was a day when staying indoors with a cool drink might have seemed ...

  4. The heat is on

    Posted Jun 29th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... strain on already limited water and electricity supplies. Temperatures of more than 35 degrees Celsius were recorded yesterday across Shanxi, Shaanxi, Henan and Hubei, and weather officials predict the hot spell will last two more days. Taiyuan, the capital of Shanxi, had its hottest day of the year, 35.4 degrees, and water consumption was 15,000 tonnes above the daily norm ...

  5. Airport heats up as air con goes down

    Posted Jul 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on June 10. 'We suspected that this failure was caused by a problem with a salt-water pump,' said Bevin Tsang, a terminal manager for the Airport Authority, after workers carried out ... and handed out bottled water to those in need. ...

  6. Record-breaking heat takes its toll

    Posted Jul 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... Carrie Chan It was the hottest July 1 recorded in Hong Kong, and the heat took its toll; 651 demonstrators needed medical assistance. About 100 marchers felt ill while waiting in a packed Victoria Park. One suffered heatstroke during the march. Even a dog brought to the march had to be revived with splashes of water after it fainted. Forty-three people were taken to Queen Mary ...

  7. Faster, higher, stronger... cooler

    Posted Jul 19th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It has a water-cooled metal plate that draws excess heat from the palm of the hand and makes an athlete's core temperature drop in minutes. But what about those with no access ... be replaced with water or an electrolyte drink. Try to do your workouts early or late in the day. Look at the heat index (heat and humidity together). If it's high, think about moving the workout ...

  8. Water chestnuts

    Posted May 16th 2004, 12:00am by Susan Jung

    ... or water, then lower the heat, cover with the lid and simmer for a few minutes, or until the vegetables are crisp and tender. Turn up the heat and reduce the liquid quickly, then taste for seasoning ... sesame oil and cornstarch. Mix in diced water chestnuts and minced Chinese ham. Pat the mixture into a heat-proof dish and steam until cooked. Drizzle with sesame oil before serving. A similar ...

  9. Heat wave makes for one of the driest summers yet

    Posted Jul 05th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Hong Kong has been yearning for a downpour to ease the heat- and with good reason. As well as bringing some of the hottest temperatures on record, this year has also been ... to bring rain last week, but it changed course and hit Taiwan. A spokesman for the Water Supplies Department said the dry weather had had little impact on the local water supply. He said the 17 ...

  10. Hannah in water wonderland

    Posted Aug 19th 2004, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay 15-year-old sensation finishes fourth in heat but breaks her own national mark Hannah Wilson was ecstatic yesterday after Hong Kong's fastest female swimmer broke her own ... Looking calm and composed in her full-length grey swimsuit, Hannah led the eight contestants in heat number three into the blazing sunshine around the open-air pool. She was the smallest ...




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