Hong Kong News & Trends-related Health Articles

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

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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New Face Mask To Protect Yourself Against Air Pollution in Hong Kong

Air pollution in Hong Kong is a serious problem. Asthma and respiratory infections have soared in recent years. What if you could use a comfortable and fashionable mask to protect yourself from pollution? This is exactly what the startup O2 Canada has developed – an airtight seal face mask that aims at effectively protecting you […]

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Where to Find the Measles Vaccine in Hong Kong?

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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8 Reasons Why You Should Eat Chocolate

Is chocolate your guilty pleasure? Stress no more and think big. A 2012 study established a correlation between the consumption of chocolate per capita in a country and their number of Nobel Prize winners. The higher the consumption, the higher the rate. Coincidence? We think not! Here are 8 reasons why chocolate is good for […]

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Is Functional Medicine the Future of Health? We asked Dr. Tim Trodd

Functional medicine is becoming increasingly popular in modern medical practice. Many doctors in Western countries are changing the way they practice by focusing on the root cause of the disease instead of just treating the symptoms. Functional medicine shifts the focus from symptoms to the underlying factors causing the disease including genetics, environment, and lifestyle […]

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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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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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Special Discount for the HealthTech O2O Summit 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 is […]

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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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9 New Year Health Resolutions for a Healthier and Happier 2019

  Everyone wants to live longer, healthier lives. The only way to achieve this is by taking a proactive attitude towards your health. Start off with our top 9 health resolutions for the New Year in 2019! New Year Resolution 1 – Schedule a Teeth Cleaning Did you know that 97.5% of adults between ages […]

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