Public & Private Health Services-related Health Articles

The Ultimate Guide to Measles in Hong Kong

Since the beginning of 2019, there has been a large number of new measles cases around the world. This outbreak has alarmed the public and especially people traveling. In Hong Kong, the majority of the reported measles cases involve people who work or transit through the Hong Kong airport (pilots, flight attendants, baggage handlers, custom […]

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The Complete Guide to Neurologists in Hong Kong

Looking for a neurologist in Hong Kong? Healthy Matters brings you an expert, comprehensive guide with all the details you need.  Methodology: This guide does not aim to be exhaustive. It is informative only and based on our independent research. No practitioner or clinic paid any fees or rendered any service in exchange for inclusion […]

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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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Ambulances in Hong Kong | Who To Call In Case of Emergency?

Ambulances have paramedics on board and are able to stabilize patients in a serious condition prior to arriving at a hospital. In Hong Kong, there are two emergency ambulance providers: 999 and St John’s Ambulance. Call 999 for an ambulance to drive you to a public hospital A&E Calling 999 will give you access to […]

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The Complete Guide to The Family Planning Association of Hong Kong (FPAHK)

The Family Planning Association of Hong Kong (FPAHK) is a non-profit organization providing sexual and reproductive health services, education, training and resources, advocacy and communications. It also offers research and studies to the community of Hong Kong. FPAHK plays a major role in providing Hong Kong people with primary sexual and reproductive health care. As […]

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Your Guide to Hong Kong Children’s Hospital 香港兒童醫院

Have you heard about Hong Kong Children’s Hospital? It is Hong Kong’s brand new children hospital and its opening on 18 December 2018 marked an important step in Hong Kong’s healthcare development. Background The decision to build the Hong Kong Children’s Hospital was made in 2007 with the goal of improving the expertise in pediatric […]

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Your Expert Guide to Baby Food Allergies in Hong Kong

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About 50% of newborn babies in Hong Kong are at risk of suffering from allergies and 5% of children in the city have a food allergy. Childhood allergies are increasing worldwide and almost every parent of a young child will have had the fear of allergies drilled into them by friends, family and physicians. Allergic […]

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The Best Breastfeeding Resources in Hong Kong

Whether you consider breastfeeding for just a few weeks or more than a year, arming yourself with knowledge and preparation is key to success. Here are the most helpful resources for expecting and new mothers in Hong Kong.   Breastfeeding preparation before baby arrives One of the main reasons moms in Hong Kong stop breastfeeding […]

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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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Postpartum Depression (PPD) & Postnatal Mental Health in Hong Kong: Where to Go

Overcoming the challenges of new motherhood is not easy. Mental health challenges are common in the first few weeks and months of the postpartum period. In Hong Kong, 40% to 80% of women will experience the ‘baby blues’ and 10% will experience postpartum depression (PPD). This is a guide to public and private providers of […]

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