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Your Guide to STD Testing in Hong Kong (Updated)

Last updated on July 2, 2021.

Common STDs | Common symptoms | Public clinics | Non-governmental clinics | Private clinics | Test results | Home testing

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 have contracted an STD. […]

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

Last updated on May 5, 2021.

Effects of sunlight exposure | Climate and skin cancer | Adequate protection | Importance of sunscreen | SPF | Advice | Tanning beds and lotions

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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The Complete Guide to Epidurals in Hong Kong

Last updated on June 8, 2020.

Childbirth pain is not something expectant moms look forward to and – fortunately – there is epidural analgesia, one of the most effective ways to relieve labor pain. While epidurals are readily accessible in private hospitals, one cannot be guaranteed in public hospitals. We asked anesthetist and father of three, Dr. Assad Hussain 程浩生醫生, to […]

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How to Prepare For Flu Season in Hong Kong

Last updated on February 12, 2020.

It is finally cooler in Hong Kong and it is the time of the year to get your flu shot. Getting the flu vaccine is the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones from the flu in Hong Kong, reducing doctor visits, school sick days, work sick days and preventing hospitalizations. People who are most vulnerable […]

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

Last updated on July 8, 2021.

Western medicine | Tongue color | Seeing a doctor | Lifestyle habits | Traditional Chinese medicine | Examination by TCM practitioner | Examples | What to do before examination

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 your body condition. Here is a brief guide to what your tongue can tell you about your health. What Western […]

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

Last updated on May 18, 2021.

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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Baby Care and First-Aid Kit | Pediatrician Approved Checklist

Last updated on May 21, 2021.

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

Last updated on November 27, 2019.

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

Last updated on November 27, 2019.

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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