Kids-related Health Articles

Learn more about kids’ health in Hong Kong in this section.

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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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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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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A Pediatrician’s Guide to Common Kids Infectious Diseases

As a parent, it’s always hard to see your little one sick. It’s inevitable that they will pick up their fair share of coughs, colds and rashes in their early years. We spoke to Dr. Eddie Cheung 張蔚賢醫生 about the importance of building immunity and the most common early childhood diseases to expect. As a […]

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News! Free HPV Vaccine for Hong Kong Schoolgirls To Fight Cervical Cancer

The Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted disease in the world and cervical cancer is by far the most common HPV-related disease. High-risk strains of HPV are the predominant cause of 70% of cervical cancer cases which has driven some countries to include the preventative HPV vaccine in their immunization programs citing […]

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