Children-related Health Articles

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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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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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Baby Eczema in Hong Kong: Causes, Treatments and Prevention

Atopic dermatitis, commonly called eczema is one of the most common childhood ailments, occurring in 10-20% of babies. This non-contagious rash usually improves when children reach school age and occurs because the skin is lacking natural moisturizing factors and has poor defense against harsh environmental elements such as outdoor low humidity and irritants. We interviewed […]

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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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Children Ear Infections: What Parents Should Know

Middle ear infections (Otitis Media) are very common in young children between the ages of 6 months and 6 years old. While they are not alarming and not contagious, they can bring your child a lot of pain and discomfort. In collaboration with ENT specialist, Dr. David Ho 何志謙醫生, Healthy Matters brings you a practical […]

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Breastfeeding Guide: How Much & How Often at Every Age | From Birth to Toddlerhood

Whether you aim to breastfeed for a few days or for several months, you are probably asking yourself how much and how often you should feed your child. Here is your expert breastfeeding guide from Healthy Matters, covering every breastfeeding stage from newborns to toddlers. Breastfeeding guidelines: from birth to 1 month How often? In […]

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Where to Find the Measles Vaccine in Hong Kong?

The Healthy Matters team has done the research for you so you don’t have to. Here is everything about the measles vaccine in Hong Kong: where to find it and how much it costs.

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