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Breast Cancer Symptoms and Screening Options in Hong Kong

Every October we proudly support Breast Cancer Awareness Month. But throughout the year, breast cancer in Hong Kong remains the number one cancer affecting women and the number three most frequent cancer affecting both men and women, alongside colon cancer (one), lung cancer (two), prostate cancer (four), and liver cancer (five). Furthermore, in comparison to […]

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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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Your Guide to STD Testing in Hong Kong

Looking for STD testing in Hong Kong? Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) are not something most people openly discuss or like to think about, but let’s talk about it! Because STD symptoms can go unnoticed, it is essential to get STD testing if you had unprotected sex and you think you may be at risk of […]

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The Complete Guide to At-Home Chinese Medicine Remedies for Coughs and Colds

Do you have a sore throat, a cold or have been coughing lately? In winter especially, living in dense environments makes it easier for viruses to spread. In the first of our series on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), we worked in collaboration with TCM practitioner William Lo 盧文健中醫師 to bring you a trusted guide to […]

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The Complete Guide to Hong Kong’s 12 Private Hospitals

Looking for a private hospital in Hong Kong? Here is your most complete guide. In Hong Kong, private hospitals allow shorter wait times and can bring more choice in terms of treatment and physicians than in a public one. Hong Kong private hospitals also focus on patient comfort, often boasting state-of-the-art technology. Lastly, many private […]

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Mental Health in Hong Kong: Seeing a Psychologist

We all experience stress at work, relationship difficulties or personal setbacks at some point. These may lead to a range of issues such as anxiety or depression. Reaching out for help and taking control of our mental health is a courageous step, and finding the right therapist is essential. Here is an overview of clinical […]

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Your Practical Guide to Dermatologists in Hong Kong

Looking for a dermatologist in Hong Kong? Skin problems are very common in Hong Kong due amongst others to the high level of pollution, stress levels and humid weather. In addition to physical discomfort, skin issues can have a big impact on your well-being and self confidence. Healthy Matters brings you a comprehensive guide to […]

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Everything about Maternity Insurance in Hong Kong

If you choose to have your baby in a Hong Kong private hospital, a vaginal childbirth at standard room rates on Hong Kong Island can reach HK$70,000–$100,000 and an emergency C-section at private room rates can exceed HK$250,000 (these amounts include hospital and doctor fees). Because there are so many variables in childbirth, it is […]

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Why Love and Social Connectedness Make You Healthier

It’s February and love is in the air. Between Valentine’s Day and Chinese New Year, love is all around us. Love goes beyond the romantic, spine-tingling early days of a new relationship and can be found in the supportive relationships of friends, family and romantic partners. We know it feels good, but what are some […]

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