Kids-related Health Articles

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

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

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 […]

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Is Your Child Getting Enough Vitamin D?

In order to get adequate amounts of vitamin D, we need direct sun exposure on 80% of our bodies between the time of 12 and 2pm for 20-30 minutes. You’d be forgiven for thinking that in our sub-tropical paradise of a city, a lot of us would be getting that. In fact, a 2009 survey […]

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Haven’t Received Your Flu Shot Yet? Read This Now

The flu is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes death. On January 28, 2019 a 2-year-old boy was the first child fatality of the Hong Kong winter influenza season. While it is still too early to tell whether the flu season will be more severe this year, it is not too […]

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Your Expert Guide to Allergy Specialists in Hong Kong

Did you know Hong Kong does not have enough allergy specialists? According to the Hong Kong Medical Journal, the city is sorely underserved by allergists. Indeed, most people with allergies are managed by their general practitioner or an organ-specific doctor such as an ENT specialist. While their care is adequate, it will be viewed through […]

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China’s Vaccination Scandal: What it Means for Vaccines in Hong Kong

The 2018 vaccine scandal in China caused a social media storm and anxiety amongst parents. In Hong Kong, a surge in demand for vaccines occured. What has been this vaccination scandal in China? It was revealed that a company called Changsheng Bio-technology falsified data for rabies and produced ineffective batches of DPT shots (to prevent […]

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Kids’ Travel First Aid Kit | What Every Parent Should Pack

Travelling with kids is stressful enough. And while we want to encourage their adventurous side, sometimes that comes with a few injuries along the way. Especially when we’re on the road (or plane, train or automobile), we want to make sure we’re ready to face any little bumps, bruises and minor illnesses along the way. […]

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Devilish Ducks | Can Your Kids’ Bath Toys Make Them Sick?

Most of us will use a variety of bribery to get our kids clean. The most common? Those cute little squeeze toys. Ducks, Hong Kong taxis, crocodiles – you can fill them up with water and squirt each other, all the while covertly washing off the day’s dirt. But these innocent little ducks have a dark […]

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Recognizing Developmental Delays in Babies and When to Seek Help

Since the first day of conception, human beings’ brains develop rapidly. In the first 1000 days of life, the infant’s brain forms approximately 700 new synaptic connections each second or upon each interaction with others. These synaptic connections develop and associate with senses such as vision, hearing and later establish more complex circuitry which supports […]

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Natural Medicines for Baby | Chiropractic, Naturopathy & Osteopathy

Did you know that babies can benefit from complementary medicines for problems related to breastfeeding, colic, cradle cap, digestion, eczema, reflux, and sleeping? We asked three experts to explain how chiropractic, osteopathy and naturopathy can help your child in its first year of life. Chiropractic care for babies Interview with Dr. Kamilla Holst, Chiropractor, Drs […]

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How Much Should Your Child Move, Sleep and Sit During the Day?

A 2017 study conducted by the University of Hong Kong revealed that the rate of screen use in Hong Kong kids is “alarming”, particularly in preschool age children. They spend more time in front of screens, less time being physically active, and go to bed later than their counterparts around the world. Overuse of digital […]

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