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Accidental Hypothermia

Cold snap puts 17 elderly in hospital

At least 17 elderly people have been admitted to hospital suffering from hypothermia as the mercury continued to fall last night.

Tuesday, 22 February, 2005, 12:00am

Images of terror blur the real picture

Let's look at economic slowdown in terms of an analogy between recovery from hypothermia after you have fallen into ice water and recovery from a cold winter after your house has burned down.

1 Oct 2001 - 12:00am


This youngster was well wrapped up against the cold in Hong Kong Park after the Observatory forecast an intense northeasterly winter monsoon would bring cold weather for the next few days.

27 Jan 2001 - 12:00am

Cold facts belie elderly deaths

The weather may drop to seven degrees Celsius in the next few days, and this means many elderly people will die - or does it? In fact, there is increasing evidence that the annual ritual of cold weather, followed by reports of dozens of elderly people dying, is more complex than it looks.

21 Dec 1999 - 12:00am