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Hong Kong Has a Major Antibiotics Problem: Here’s What You Can Do

Familiar with Augmentin or Amoxicillin? We have reached a point where antibiotic resistance has been declared as one of the biggest threats to global health by the WHO (World Health Organization). The situation in Hong Kong is alarming. A recent survey indicates that nearly half of the population has consumed antibiotics in the past year. […]

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What Your Tongue Says About Your Health | Western vs. Chinese Medicine

Did you know that your tongue is one of the strongest muscles in your body and that it can tell a lot about your health? According to both Western and Chinese medicines your tongue can indicate deficiencies and diseases. Here is a brief guide to what your tongue can tell you about your health. What Western Medicine […]

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STD Screening | Where to Go in Hong Kong

Looking for STD testing in Hong Kong? Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) are not something most people openly discuss or like to think about, but let’s talk about it! Because STD symptoms can go unnoticed, it is essential to get STD testing if you had unprotected sex and you think you may be at risk of […]

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Baby Care and First-Aid Kit | Pediatrician Approved Checklist

The majority of illnesses and accidents in children happen between the ages of one and four. Bumps, bruises, aches, pains and fevers are all likely to happen in your baby’s first years. Hong Kong Pediatrician Dr. Oliver Tang 鄧秀碩醫生, has given us a list of must-haves for a baby first-aid kit. Most children will inevitably […]

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Maternity in Hong Kong: The “Half-Half” Route

Giving birth at a private hospital in Hong Kong can easily cost more than HK$100,000 and very few insurance policies nowadays fully cover the expenses. In fact, most policies impose maternity specific limits, which can include both prenatal/postnatal care as well as the delivery itself. Given that private hospital delivery packages are exceptionally expensive, many […]

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Big News! After Shortage, The HPV Gardasil 9 Vaccine is Back in Hong Kong

After a period of shortage, the HPV Gardasil 9 vaccine is now available in Hong Kong. This shortage was following Merck’s announcement of a temporary shut down in the production due to a cyber attack. For Hong Kong, this forced patients to wait until just now (if not longer) to have access to the vaccine. […]

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Dr. Carrie Tse on Children’s Dental Health in Hong Kong

Did you know that in Hong Kong, two out of five kindergarten children have tooth decay? Studies conducted by the University of Hong Kong’s Faculty of Dentistry show that despite a slight decline over the years, rates of child dental caries in Hong Kong remain much higher compared to other world cities. In our interview with […]

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New Face Mask To Protect Yourself Against Air Pollution in Hong Kong

Air pollution in Hong Kong is a serious problem. Asthma and respiratory infections have soared in recent years. What if you could use a comfortable and fashionable mask to protect yourself from pollution? This is exactly what the startup O2 Canada has developed – an airtight seal face mask that aims at effectively protecting you […]

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Interview with Hong Kong Dermatologist John Yu on Sun Exposure and Protection

It’s summertime and what is more fun than spending a day out in the sun? Of course, the most important thing for anyone out basking in the sun is to safely protect their skin. Exposure to sunlight will not only give you a sun-kissed tan, but can also cause wrinkles and spots, and increase the risk […]

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5 Tips to Reduce your Healthcare Costs in Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s private healthcare sector is one of the most expensive in the world and there are no limits to what healthcare providers can charge. Moreover, expatriates are often referred towards the most expensive options. Here are 5 tips to help reduce your healthcare costs in Hong Kong; tips which can be very useful if […]

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