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Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma: The “Cantonese Cancer” in Hong Kong

Last updated on September 16, 2021.

What is Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma | Signs & Symptoms | Causes & Risk Factors | Preventions | Cancer Tests | Stages of Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma | Treatments | Get Help!

Nasopharyngeal carcinoma is a kind of head and neck cancer common in Southeast Asia. Early treatment is crucial to cure Cantonese cancer!

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Herniated Disc: Keeping Your Intervertebral Discs in Place

Last updated on September 20, 2021.

What is Herniated Disc | Causes | Risk Factors | Signs and Symptoms | Complications | Diagnosis | Treatments | Surgeries | Home Remedies | Preventions

A herniated disc is a displaced intervertebral disc. Severe pain and numbness occur when the displaced disc compresses its surrounding spinal nerve roots. It is the most common cause of low back pain.

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Gout: The Painful Arthritis Caused by Uric Acid 

Last updated on September 24, 2021.

Gout Meaning | Causes | Risk Factors | Signs and Symptoms | Complications | Diagnosis | Treatments | Preventions

Gout is chronic inflammatory arthritis that causes intense pain and swelling of joints. Although it is incurable, gout and gout attacks can be prevented by lifestyle modification.

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Cataracts: Cloudy Eye Lenses Come with Aging

Last updated on September 23, 2021.

What are Cataracts | Causes | Risk Factors | Signs & Symptoms | Diagnosis | Non-invasive Treatment | Cataract Sugery | Lifestyle & Home Remedies | Costs of Cataract Surgery | Insurance Coverage

A cataract is when the lenses in your eyes become cloudy and your vision gradually gets blurry. Are cataracts an unavoidable consequence of ageing? Can modern medicine cure cataracts?

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Anemia: Do You Have Enough Healthy RBC and Hemoglobin?

Last updated on September 20, 2021.

Anemia Meaning | Causes and Types | Signs and Symptoms | Diagnosis | Risk Factors | Complications | Treatments | Preventions

Anemia is a blood condition usually associated with tiredness and weakness. Want to know if you have enough red blood cells and hemoglobin? Read our ultimate anemia guide now!

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Glaucoma: Guide to Fight the “Silent Thief of Sight”

Last updated on September 23, 2021.

What is Glaucoma & its Causes | Types of Glaucoma | Signs & Symptoms | Risk Factors | Diagnosis | Treatments | Preventions

Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness worldwide after cataracts. Although glaucoma is incurable, there are still potential measures to save your sight from glaucoma.

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Your Ultimate Guide to Birth Control Pills in Hong Kong

Last updated on September 8, 2021.

What are birth control pills | How do birth control pills work | Guidance | When to take | Side effects | Which is the best | How to get birth control pills | Emergency contraceptive pills

Here is a complete guide to birth control pills: which ones are available in Hong Kong, how they work, when to take them, side effects and where to buy them.

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Cold Stomach: Take Care of Your Stomach with Chinese Medicine

Last updated on August 9, 2021.

What is Cold Stomach | Causes | Signs & Symptoms | Treatments | Preventions | TCM Food Therapy

Have you ever had a stomachache after having cold drinks or Japanese sashimi? A “Cold Stomach” may be to blame. Cold stomach is a unique health condition in terms of Chinese Medicine. Learn more about how to take care of your stomach now!

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Your Guide to STD Testing in Hong Kong (Updated)

Last updated on August 26, 2021.

Common STDs | Common symptoms | Public clinics | Non-governmental clinics | Private clinics | Test results | Home testing

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 have contracted an STD. […]

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