Hong Kong-related Health Articles

Stay up to date with trending health topics in Hong Kong. Our HK Health section covers a range of topics that are relevant from innovative health-tech products to current health issues such as a where and when to get your flu shot in Hong Kong.

The Complete Guide to Eczema in Hong Kong

Eczema is a common chronic skin condition. In Hong Kong, roughly one in five people suffers from eczema at different periods of their life. It is the most common paediatric skin disease, affecting 30% of children in Hong Kong and 15-20% worldwide.  What is Eczema? Eczema is a dermatologic condition bringing inflammation, itchiness, redness and […]

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Need a Doctor during a Typhoon? Your Practical Guide

Life doesn’t stop when a typhoon hits. What if you have a scheduled surgery or facing a medical emergency? We bring you clarity on medical care in a typhoon or black rain signal. PRIVATE HEALTH SECTOR MEDICAL SERVICES Rule of thumb: Most clinics close during a T8 or black rainstorm warning. The range of services […]

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Psoriasis in Hong Kong: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Psoriasis is a common and lifelong skin disorder that causes thick crusty patches covered with white or silvery scales. It is a global health challenge, affecting over 125 million people worldwide. In Hong Kong, approximately 0.3% of the population, i.e. more than 20,000 people, are living with this disease. You may wonder why it affects […]

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Why Is Blue Good For You

Have you ever been by the ocean and experienced a state of mind so peaceful that you still remember it? Do you sometimes wonder what it is about the seaside that makes you feel refreshed on so many levels? According to research, it is shown that the ocean can be a sanctuary for us, and […]

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Hong Kong Has a Major Antibiotics Problem: Here’s What You Can Do

Familiar with Augmentin or Amoxicillin? We have reached a point where antibiotic resistance has been declared as one of the biggest threats to global health by the WHO (World Health Organization). The situation in Hong Kong is alarming. A recent survey indicates that nearly half of the population has consumed antibiotics in the past year. […]

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Prostate Cancer in Hong Kong: Symptoms, Screening and Treatment

In Hong Kong, prostate cancer has seen the largest increase in cancer diagnosis for men in the past 20 years. According to the Hong Kong Cancer Registry, prostate cancer is the third most common male cancer after colorectal cancer and lung cancer, affecting nearly 2000 men each year. Prostate cancer is the no. 4 cause […]

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