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Why Dental Health Is So Important During Pregnancy

Did you know that dental health is so at risk when you’re pregnant? There’s an old Chinese saying “gain a child, lose a tooth” 生一個孩子,掉一顆牙 – a traditional belief that the foetus strips away the calcium from the mother’s teeth, leading to tooth loss. According to the WHO, over 90% of the population will have […]

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Your Practical Guide to Dermatologists in Hong Kong

Looking for a dermatologist in Hong Kong? Skin problems are very common in Hong Kong due amongst others to the high level of pollution, stress levels and humid weather. In addition to physical discomfort, skin issues can have a big impact on your well-being and self confidence. Healthy Matters brings you a comprehensive guide to […]

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Tips to Sleep Better and Longer

Sleeping better and longer: here are some practical tips to try tonight. In Hong Kong, the culture of long work hours and busy social lives takes the top of the charts for the world’s worst sleep pattern. Hong Kongers sleep an average of 6 hours 29 minutes per night. That’s an hour and a half […]

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Interview with a Pediatrician on Child Immunisation in Hong Kong

As child vaccination programmes differ from one country to another, expat parents should be extra vigilant about their children’s vaccine updates and immunisation records. Pediatrician Dr. Simon Wong 黄智安 kindly accepted to give us the lowdown on both public and private child immunisation options in Hong Kong. Are any vaccines legally required in Hong Kong? Vaccinations are […]

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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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The Top 5 Benefits of Acupuncture for Women

Interested in acupuncture and Chinese Medicine? At Healthy Matters, we are all about taking advantage of the wide range of options in Hong Kong, from Western to Chinese Medicine. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been around for millennia and like Western medicine, is particularly good at certain things. TCM takes a ‘rebalancing’ approach so the […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Allergies in Hong Kong

Allergic diseases are on the rise all over the world. These include rhinitis, food allergies, drug allergies and eczema. In collaboration with immunology and allergy specialist Dr. Adrian Wu 鄔揚源醫生, Healthy Matters brings you the ultimate guide to common allergies in Hong Kong. What are allergies? Before we go into the allergy landscape in Hong […]

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In Sickness & In Health: Pre-marital Body Checks in Hong Kong

You’ve got the ring, you’ve set the date, the wedding invitations are in the mail. But have you done a pre-marriage body check? When you’re committing to a life ‘in sickness and in health’, it makes sense to really understand where on the spectrum you and your partner stand! Here are expert explanations on pre-marital […]

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Top 9 Male Fertility Myths

In Hong Kong, it is estimated that about one in six couples faces difficulty conceiving. As more couples have children later in life, particularly in their late 30s and 40s, many encounter fertility issues. While people think that most fertility problems are unique to women, around 40% of infertility cases are attributed to men. We […]

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Influenza Vaccination During Pregnancy | Risks & Benefits

In Hong Kong, pregnant women are one of the priority groups eligible to receive the influenza vaccination according to The Scientific Committee on Vaccine Preventable Diseases. The Government has introduced free/subsidized flu vaccines for pregnant women to promote vaccination but to also protect pregnant women from the influenza (“the flu”) and its complications. In Hong […]

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