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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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Pregnancy Tests in Hong Kong: Your Options & Costs

Last updated on August 26, 2021.

How it works | When to take a test | How to use | Where to find | Reading the results | Accuracy | Blood test

Suspecting a pregnancy but not sure when to take a pregnancy test or where to buy one? Here is the answer.

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The Ultimate Guide to Maternity Leave in Hong Kong (Updated)

Last updated on August 26, 2021.

Latest updates | Law on maternity leave | Eligibilty for maternity leave pay | Notice to employer | Usual notice period | Additional leave | Maternity leave pay | When to start | Comparison with other regions

Everything you need to know about maternity leave in HK. Read on.

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5 Tips to Reduce your Healthcare Costs in Hong Kong

Last updated on August 28, 2021.

Hong Kong’s private healthcare sector is one of the most expensive in the world and there are no limits to what healthcare providers can charge. Moreover, expatriates are often referred towards the most expensive options. Here are 5 tips to help reduce your healthcare costs in Hong Kong; tips which can be very useful if […]

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Pregnant, Working Moms in Hong Kong: Do You Know Your Maternity Rights?

Last updated on August 26, 2021.

Important update: in her 2018 Policy Address on 10 October 2018, the Chief Executive of Hong Kong, Carrie Lam, announced the Government’s intention to increase Hong Kong’s statutory maternity leave from 10 weeks to 14 weeks. Hong Kong’s current maternity leave policy has been in place for 48 years. Under this proposal, employers would provide […]

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The Complete Guide to Paternity Leave in Hong Kong

Last updated on August 26, 2021.

Duration | Eligibility | Taking leave in one go | When to take paternity leave | Notice | Marriage | Proof | Calculating leave pay | When to receive pay | Importance of paternity leave | Comparisons

Important update: in her 2018 Policy Address on 10 October 2018, the Chief Executive of Hong Kong, Carrie Lam, confirmed the Government’s intention to increase Hong Kong’s statutory paternity leave from 3 days to 5 days, as it had been announced earlier. This is now in force since January 2019! Here is your Healthy Matters […]

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Your Guide to Cord Blood Banking in Hong Kong | Public and Private Options

Last updated on August 26, 2021.

Are you considering cord blood banking? In Hong Kong you have two main choices if you wish to preserve your baby’s cord blood and your options entirely depend on whether you are having your baby in a public or private hospital. Here is an expert guide to your options in Hong Kong. Public hospital birth: […]

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Traditional Chinese Views on Pregnancy | Obstetrician vs TCM Practitioner

Last updated on August 26, 2021.

Hong Kong is a globalized city where multiple cultures around the world integrated. During pregnancy, pregnant women often get different advice from the others, which may be contradictory sometimes. With a rich history spanning thousands of years, Chinese culture has considerable influence over life events, including pregnancy and childbirth. We invited two experts to discuss […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Osteopathy in Hong Kong

Last updated on September 10, 2021.

What is osteopathy | What to know | Seeing an osteopath | Osteopathy vs. chiropractic | Costs | Lists of osteopaths | Insurance coverage

Looking for an osteopath in Hong Kong? Here is Healthy Matters practical guide with all the details you need.

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