Hong Kong News & Trends-related Health Articles

The Complete Guide to Flu Vaccines in Hong Kong

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 […]

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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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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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Regulation For Psychologists Stirs Controversy

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 Matters […]

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