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Eye Tests for Children | Where to Go in Hong Kong

Last updated on May 6, 2021.

Importance | Early signs | First eye test | Frequency | Expectations | Public providers | Private providers

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 Complete Guide to IVF in Hong Kong: All Options & Costs

Last updated on June 3, 2021.

IVF options in HK | Private sector | Public sector | Costs | Insurance coverage

According to The Council on Human Reproductive Technology in Hong Kong, one in six couples have difficulty conceiving. In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is the most well-known assisted reproductive treatment for infertility related issues. If you are currently exploring IVF in Hong Kong or just curious about this option, here is all the information you need […]

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Your Guide to IVF and Fertility Treatments in Hong Kong

Last updated on April 1, 2021.

Interested in IVF or other fertility treatments in Hong Kong? The first thing to know is that only legally married couples – not same sex couples – are able to access these services in Hong Kong. Consent from both partners is required. There is a great divide between the public and private providers when looking […]

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Colon Cancer in Hong Kong: Causes, Symptoms, Screening and Treatment

Last updated on May 21, 2021.

Statistics | Signs and symptoms | Causes | Stages | Prevention | Screening | Screening programme | Where to get screened | Treatment | Costs | Insurance coverage

This is the most common cancer in Hong Kong. Here is what you should know about it.

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Maternity in Hong Kong: The “Half-Half” Route

Last updated on November 27, 2019.

Giving birth at a private hospital in Hong Kong can easily cost more than HK$100,000 and very few insurance policies nowadays fully cover the expenses. In fact, most policies impose maternity specific limits, which can include both prenatal/postnatal care as well as the delivery itself. Given that private hospital delivery packages are exceptionally expensive, many […]

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5 Effective Ways to Reduce Home Allergens in Hong Kong

Last updated on May 18, 2021.

Suffering from asthma or allergies? In 2017, one in two people in Hong Kong experienced at least one or more types of allergies and the number of children aged 14 or below suffering from allergies keeps rising. It is mainly due to genetic issues and environmental changes. The Ultimate Guide to Allergies in Hong Kong […]

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Big News! After Shortage, The HPV Gardasil 9 Vaccine is Back in Hong Kong

Last updated on November 27, 2019.

After a period of shortage, the HPV Gardasil 9 vaccine is now available in Hong Kong. This shortage was following Merck’s announcement of a temporary shut down in the production due to a cyber attack. For Hong Kong, this forced patients to wait until just now (if not longer) to have access to the vaccine. […]

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Where to Find the Measles Vaccine in Hong Kong?

Last updated on May 8, 2021.

How serious is measles | Measles outbreak in HK | Importance of vaccination | Vaccination in HK | How to know if you need the vaccine | Vaccine for domestic helpers | Where to go | Insurance coverage

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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The Best Health Documentaries on Netflix

Last updated on July 18, 2019.

While we all know that binge-watching Netflix is not the healthiest thing, these must-watch documentaries are both eye-opening and empowering. We at Healthy Matters have curated a list of the best health documentaries that Netflix has to offer right now. Forks over Knives Forks over Knives is a 2011 documentary directed by Lee Fulkerson. Through […]

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5 Tips to Reduce your Healthcare Costs in Hong Kong

Last updated on November 27, 2019.

Hong Kong’s private healthcare sector is one of the most expensive in the world and there are no limits to what healthcare providers can charge. Moreover, expatriates are often referred towards the most expensive options. Here are 5 tips to help reduce your healthcare costs in Hong Kong; tips which can be very useful if […]

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