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5 Effective Ways to Reduce Home Allergens in Hong Kong

Suffering from asthma or allergies? In 2017, one in two people in Hong Kong experienced at least one or more types of allergies and the number of children aged 14 or below suffering from allergies keeps rising. It is mainly due to genetic issues and environmental changes. The Ultimate Guide to Allergies in Hong Kong […]

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Interview with Hong Kong Dermatologist John Yu on Sun Exposure and Protection

It’s summertime and what is more fun than spending a day out in the sun? Of course, the most important thing for anyone out basking in the sun is to safely protect their skin. Exposure to sunlight will not only give you a sun-kissed tan, but can also cause wrinkles and spots, and increase the risk […]

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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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How Can Chiropractic Help Babies?

Chiropractic in Hong Kong has become more popular. A growing number of regnant women discover its benefits, too. In fact, this isn’t just about pregnancy health and mums’ recovery, it’s also about how newborns experience childbirth. We sat down with Hong Kong chiropractor Dr. Kamilla Holst to talk about how chiropractic can help pregnant women […]

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Chinese Medicine for Women: Helping Through Perimenopause & Menopause

lInterested to know more about Traditional Chinese Medicine? Although, Hong Kong and Chinese women tend to report far lower rates of menopausal symptoms than their Western counterparts, typical symptoms for both peri-menopause and menopause include; irregular periods, hot flashes which may lead to sleep issues, mood changes, vaginal and bladder issues due to hormonal changes, […]

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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 Complete Guide to Neurologists in Hong Kong

Looking for a neurologist in Hong Kong? Healthy Matters brings you an expert, comprehensive guide with all the details you need.  Methodology: This guide does not aim to be exhaustive. It is informative only and based on our independent research. No practitioner or clinic paid any fees or rendered any service in exchange for inclusion […]

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Why Living in Hong Kong May Influence Your Need for Supplements

There’s considerable controversy over whether we should be taking supplements. It has long been believed that taking a daily multivitamin will stave off a whole host of chronic diseases. Why some people believe in the benefits of supplements In the ‘yes’ camp, we have had years of recommendations from the medical community, and the common-sense […]

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Mental Health in Hong Kong: Seeing a Psychologist

We all experience stress at work, relationship difficulties or personal setbacks at some point. These may lead to a range of issues such as anxiety or depression. Reaching out for help and taking control of our mental health is a courageous step, and finding the right therapist is essential. Here is an overview of clinical […]

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