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Why Is Cough Syrup Unsafe For Children?

It’s inevitable that at some point, your children will come down with a cough. Hearing them suffering with a cough, particularly through the night, can be a painful thing to listen to as a parent. We checked in with family practitioner Dr. Lily Wong 黃淑婷醫生 to find out why conventional cough syrups are no longer […]

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Need a Doctor during a Typhoon? Your Practical Guide

Life doesn’t stop when a typhoon hits. What if you have a scheduled surgery or facing a medical emergency? We bring you clarity on medical care in a typhoon or black rain signal. PRIVATE HEALTH SECTOR MEDICAL SERVICES Rule of thumb: Most clinics close during a T8 or black rainstorm warning. The range of services […]

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Why Women Are More Likely To Die Of Heart Attack

Heart disease, which is often first diagnosed after a heart attack, is the third leading cause of death in Hong Kong, causing 13.6% of female deaths in 2016. Heart attacks are often missed in women as they generally experience symptoms differently than men. We explain how heart attack symptoms are experienced between genders. Heart attacks […]

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Expert Advice: Helping your Child Cope with Earache on Airplanes

If you think being near a crying baby on a flight is a fate worse than death, you haven’t been the parent of that screaming child. With a little preparation, it’s possible to stave off ear pain. We checked in with ENT specialist Dr. David Ho 何志謙醫生 about how to avoid ear pain for the whole family. […]

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Regulation For Psychologists Stirs Controversy

Back in 2016, the Department of Health decided to define a framework for several unregulated professions*. Even if voluntary organisation-based registration exists, the government wanted to harmonize the practice of such disciplines. Clinical psychology is now being discussed and it raises some concerns, especially for practitioners trained overseas. It is our mission at Healthy Matters […]

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Breast Cancer Symptoms and Screening Options in Hong Kong

Every October we proudly support Breast Cancer Awareness Month. But throughout the year, breast cancer in Hong Kong remains the number one cancer affecting women and the number three most frequent cancer affecting both men and women, alongside colon cancer (one), lung cancer (two), prostate cancer (four), and liver cancer (five). Furthermore, in comparison to […]

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Everything You Need To Know About Morning After Pills in Hong Kong

Looking for a morning-after pill in Hong Kong? Here is a comprehensive guide, reviewed by Dr. Zara Chan 陳駱靈岫, Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology.  As starter,  note that there are two types of emergency contraceptive pills and both require a doctor’s prescription: Ulipristal Acetate (UPA EC Pill) and Progestogen EC Pill (LNG EC Pill). What […]

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The Complete Guide to Abortion in Hong Kong

Terminating a pregnancy is a very personal and difficult decision. If you are considering abortion, Healthy Matters is here to help guide you along the way. Here is all the information you need for an abortion in Hong Kong including your options, what to expect, the costs, and where to go. Is abortion legal in […]

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Eye Tests for Children | Where to Go in Hong Kong

Vision is a crucial part of learning and developing as children grow and explore their world. A child’s visual system grows and develops from being able to see in fuzzy black and white as a newborn to fully mature at the age of eight. So, at what age should children first visit an eye expert […]

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Fibroids, Cysts and Polyps | The Differences and Treatments Available in Hong Kong

Women’s bodies are complicated and at the same time, it’s important to be on top of our health. If you’re experiencing a change in the regularity or flow of your menstrual period, or feeling pain or pressure in your abdominal region, it’s important to consult your doctor. In collaboration with obstetrician gynecologist Dr. Michelle Tsui […]

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