Hong Kong-related Health Articles

Stay up to date with trending health topics in Hong Kong. Our HK Health section covers a range of topics that are relevant from innovative health-tech products to current health issues such as a where and when to get your flu shot in Hong Kong.

Breast Cancer Symptoms and Screening Options in Hong Kong

Every October we proudly support Breast Cancer Awareness Month. But throughout the year, breast cancer in Hong Kong remains the number one cancer affecting women and the number three most frequent cancer affecting both men and women, alongside colon cancer (one), lung cancer (two), prostate cancer (four), and liver cancer (five). Furthermore, in comparison to […]

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Your Practical, Doctor-Reviewed Guide to Morning After Pills in Hong Kong

Looking for a morning-after pill in Hong Kong? Here is a comprehensive guide, reviewed by Dr. Zara Chan 陳駱靈岫, Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology. As starter, note that there are two types of emergency contraceptive pills and both require a doctor’s prescription: Ulipristal Acetate (UPA EC Pill) and Progestogen EC Pill (LNG EC Pill). What […]

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The Complete Guide to Abortion in Hong Kong

Terminating a pregnancy is a very personal and difficult decision. If you are considering abortion, Healthy Matters is here to help guide you along the way. Here is all the information you need for an abortion in Hong Kong including your options, what to expect, costs and where to go. Is abortion legal in Hong […]

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What Your Tongue Says About Your Health | Western vs. Chinese Medicine

Did you know that your tongue is one of the strongest muscles in your body and that it can tell a lot about your health? According to both Western and Chinese medicines your tongue can indicate deficiencies and diseases. Here is a brief guide to what your tongue can tell you about your health. What Western Medicine […]

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Eye Tests for Children | Where to Go in Hong Kong

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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A Pediatrician’s Guide to Common Kids Infectious Diseases

As a parent, it’s always hard to see your little one sick. It’s inevitable that they will pick up their fair share of coughs, colds and rashes in their early years. We spoke to Dr. Eddie Cheung 張蔚賢醫生 about the importance of building immunity and the most common early childhood diseases to expect. As a […]

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News! Free HPV Vaccine for Hong Kong Schoolgirls To Fight Cervical Cancer

The Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted disease in the world and cervical cancer is by far the most common HPV-related disease. High-risk strains of HPV are the predominant cause of 70% of cervical cancer cases which has driven some countries to include the preventative HPV vaccine in their immunization programs citing […]

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8 Things To Know About Healthcare in Hong Kong

The healthcare system in Hong Kong is unique in that it has high-quality private and public healthcare tracks. Together these serve roughly 7.4 million people. Here are 8 things to know about the healthcare system in Hong Kong. 1. The Hong Kong healthcare system has excellent reputation. It is known for its quality and efficiency, […]

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Your Guide to STD Testing in Hong Kong

Looking for STD testing in Hong Kong? Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) are not something most people openly discuss or like to think about, but let’s talk about it! Because STD symptoms can go unnoticed, it is essential to get STD testing if you had unprotected sex and you think you may be at risk of […]

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