Hong Kong News & Trends-related Health Articles

The Ultimate Guide to Physios in Hong Kong

Physiotherapist adjusting a patient on a white table

Whether you suffer from sports injuries, chronic pain, posture issues or post-operative pain, physiotherapy sessions are a great option to recover. If you are looking for a physiotherapist in Hong Kong, Healthy Matters brings you a comprehensive guide, with practical details. Methodology: This guide is informative only, doesn’t aim to be exhaustive and was based… Read More

The Ultimate Guide to Measles in Hong Kong

Red and purple medical bottles holding measles vaccines

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 travelling. 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… Read More

Your Guide To Psychologists in Hong Kong

Hands holding lights. Mental Health and Psychologists in Hong Kong

Feeling overwhelmed with stress or anxiety? Your mental health shouldn’t be left behind, and seeing a psychologist may be the right thing to do. We have prepared a practical guide to help you find the right psychologist in Hong Kong: locations, specialties, costs, insurance coverage and emergency support. Here is a useful guide to Doctors… Read More

The 6 Best Apps to Monitor Air Quality in Hong Kong

View of Hong Kong with high air pollution

According to the World Health Organization, Hong Kong is ranked in the top 20% most polluted cities of the world. Poor air quality has become a serious health hazard to humans and the impact on human health continues to be recognized as the invisible killer. Air pollution causes 24% of stroke deaths, 25% of heart… Read More

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

Aerial View of the Hong Kong Children Hospital

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 of Hong Kong Children’s Hospital The decision to build the Hong Kong Children’s Hospital was made in 2007 with the goal… Read More

Regulation For Psychologists Stirs Controversy

New regulation for Clinical psychologists in Hong Kong.

Back in 2016, the Department of Health decided to define a framework for several unregulated professions*. Even if voluntary organisation-based registration exists, the government wanted to harmonize the practice of such disciplines. Clinical psychology is now being discussed and it raises some concerns, especially for practitioners trained overseas.   It is our mission at Healthy… Read More

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

hpv vaccine

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.… Read More

The Complete Guide to Flu Vaccines in Hong Kong

Woman with the flu

In Hong Kong, the flu is most common from January to March and from July to August. It is recommended by the Department of Health that flu vaccines should be received every year in autumn. Getting a flu vaccine early on can be beneficial as the body needs at least two weeks to produce the… Read More

Special Discount for the HealthTech O2O Summit 2019

Hong Kong HealthTech 020 Event 2019

Are you interested in learning about the cutting edge technology in today’s healthcare system? Would like to learn from top professionals in a variety of healthcare careers? If any of that interests you, we suggest checking out the second annual HealthTech O2O Summit! Plus, Healthy Matters has an exclusive 30% discount for you.    What… Read More

Afraid of Needles? Try the Only Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine in Hong Kong

Woman with runny nose taking cough syrup

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… Read More