Kids-related Health Articles

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

How Can Chiropractic Help Babies?

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Chiropractic in Hong Kong has become more popular. A growing number of pregnant women discover its benefits, too. In fact, this isn’t just about pregnancy health and mums’ recovery, it’s also about how newborns experience childbirth. We sat down with Hong Kong chiropractor Dr. Kamilla Holst to talk about how chiropractic can help pregnant women… Read More

Your Guide To Psychologists in Hong Kong

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Feeling overwhelmed with stress or anxiety? Your mental health shouldn’t be left behind, and seeing a psychologist may be the right thing to do. We have prepared a practical guide to help you find the right psychologist in Hong Kong: locations, specialties, costs, insurance coverage and emergency support. Here is a useful guide to Doctors… Read More

Everything You Need to Know About Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease in Hong Kong

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Hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) is a common childhood disease that is most prevalent in Hong Kong from May to July, and October to December.   We spoke to pediatrician Dr. June Chan 陳善珩醫生 about what to look out for during HFMD season and how to provide relief to our little ones.    … Read More

Your Guide to Hong Kong Children’s Hospital 香港兒童醫院

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Have you heard about Hong Kong Children’s Hospital? It is Hong Kong’s brand new children hospital and its opening on 18 December 2018 marked an important step in Hong Kong’s healthcare development.   Background of Hong Kong Children’s Hospital The decision to build the Hong Kong Children’s Hospital was made in 2007 with the goal… Read More

The Complete Guide to Child Adoption in Hong Kong

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Adoption is a big decision and is often a lengthy process. You can adopt a child from Hong Kong or a child who is overseas. Both options follow a similar procedure, but adopting an overseas child may be more complicated and costly.     Who is in charge of child adoption in Hong Kong? In… Read More

A Hong Kong Pediatrician Guide to Baby Food

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Your thoughts about baby food? Every parent worries about the hows, whens, and whys of baby nutrition. There is a lot of noise and contradictory information on infant feeding and we at Healthy Matters sourced trustworthy recommendations. We asked Hong Kong pediatrician Dr. Eddie Cheung 張蔚賢醫生 to share some easy-to-use feeding guidelines to your baby’s… Read More

Interview with Ear, Nose, Throat (ENT) Dr. David Ho

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Otorhinolaryngology. Hard to spell but you probably know what this is about. Otorhinolaryngology (the study of ENT: Ears, Nose and Throat) is one of the most in-demand medical specializations in the world. ENT medical treatment is particularly important in children, as common pediatric ENT problems such as hearing difficulties can greatly impact on a child’s… Read More

The Ultimate Guide to Allergies in Hong Kong

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Allergies in Hong Kong

Allergic diseases are on the rise all over the world. These include rhinitis, food allergies, drug allergies and eczema. In collaboration with immunology and allergy specialist Dr. Adrian Wu 鄔揚源醫生, Healthy Matters brings you the ultimate guide to common allergies in Hong Kong.   What are allergies? Before we go into the allergy landscape in… Read More

Afraid of Needles? Try the Only Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine in Hong Kong

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FluMist Quadrivalent is the only type of Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine (LAIC) available on the market in Hong Kong. It was once available from 2009 to 2013 but was discontinued after 2013. It was registered again in Hong Kong in April 2018. Due to the heavy burden of influenza and the high demand for flu… Read More