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More about avoiding heat stroke

Continuing our discussion on avoiding heat stroke, especially as the summer has set in, and people flock to the beaches in droves, we would like to remind our readers and televiewers to be mindful of their health more than ever.

Summer may be one of the most enjoyable seasons in the year, but it is also a season when we must take care of our health. Heat stroke is one of the common ailments associated with summer.

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Here are more tips to live by.

• Protect against sunburn. Sunburn affects your body’s ability to cool itself, so protect yourself outdoors with a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses and use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15. Apply sunscreen generously, and reapply every two hours — or more often if you’re swimming or sweating.

• Take extra precautions with certain medications. Be on the lookout for heat-related problems if you take medications that can affect your body’s ability to stay hydrated and dissipate heat.

• Never leave anyone in a parked car. This is a common cause of heat-related deaths among children. When parked in the sun, the temperature in your car can rise 20 degrees F (more than 6.7 C) in 10 minutes. It’s not safe to leave a person in a parked car in warm or hot weather, even if the windows are cracked or the car is under a shade. When your car is parked, keep it locked to prevent a child from getting inside.

(Source: http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/heat-stroke-symptoms-and-treatment?)

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TRIVIA PA MORE (Various Sources): Each rubber molecule is made of 65,000 individual atoms.

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Around a million, billion neutrinos from the Sun will pass through your body while you read this sentence.

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Quasars emit more energy than 100 giant galaxies.

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Quasars are the most distant objects in the Universe.

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