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The Ultimate Guide to Measles in Hong Kong

Last updated on July 20, 2021.

Symptoms | Contagion | Severity of measles | Vulnerability | Treatment | When to see a doctor | Diagnosis | Measles more than once | Prevention | Measles in HK

Measles is a contagious disease that can incur serious complications. Here is your doctor-reviewed guide to protect yourself from measles.

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Is Drinking Cold Water Bad for Your Health? | A Chinese Medicine Explanation

Last updated on July 19, 2021.

Drinking cold water may bring your body more harm than good. Read more to learn why!

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Understanding Mental Health Challenges in the LGBT+ Community

Last updated on June 22, 2021.

What Is LGBT+? | LGBT+ in HK | Challenges | Needs | Getting Support | Supporting the Community | LGBT+ Counselling Services

June is Pride Month, celebrating the LGBT+ community. Learn about the mental health challenges and needs of the LGBT+ community.

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The Complete 2021 Guide to Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Last updated on June 17, 2021.

Covid-19 measures | Overview | Maternity services | Outpatient services | Accident and emergency | Costs | Insurance coverage

Here is your comprehensive, independent guide to Queen Elizabeth Hospital 伊利沙伯醫院 in Hong Kong: maternity, A&E, inpatient services, outpatient services, costs and more. Special COVID-19 Measures Due to the activation of the Emergency Response Level, the Hospital Authority has announced the suspension of visiting arrangements, unless on compassionate grounds. Please note that some new measures […]

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Your Practical, Doctor-Reviewed Guide to Morning After Pills in Hong Kong

Last updated on June 4, 2021.

What is a morning after pill | Effectiveness | For breastfeeding women | Side effects | Where to find | Family Planning Association | Public medical providers | Private medical providers | Alternatives

Looking for a morning-after pill in Hong Kong? Here is a comprehensive guide, reviewed by Dr. Zara Chan 陳駱靈岫, Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology. As starter, note that there are two types of emergency contraceptive pills and both require a doctor’s prescription: Ulipristal Acetate (UPA EC Pill) and Progestogen EC Pill (LNG EC Pill). What […]

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Arthritis in Hong Kong: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Last updated on July 20, 2021.

What is arthritis | Signs and symptoms | Risk factors | Diagnosis | Treatment | Supplements | Do’s and don’ts | Prevention | Costs | Useful resources

Arthritis? You’ve surely heard about it. Actually, there are two major types: osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Find out more.

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