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Varicose Veins: Spider Veins in the Lower Legs?

Last updated on January 10, 2022.

What are Varicose Veins? | Causes | Risk factors | Signs and symptoms | Complications | Stages | Diagnosis | Treatments | Preventions

Varicose veins are abnormally enlarged, swollen, and twisted veins beneath the skin, often found in the lower legs.

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Why Dental Health Is So Important During Pregnancy

Last updated on January 7, 2022.

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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8 Common Questions on Breast Cancer, Answered by an Oncologist

Last updated on November 10, 2021.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Let’s learn more about breast cancer with the Clinical Oncologist from ICON Cancer Centre!

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Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma: The “Cantonese Cancer” in Hong Kong

Last updated on October 12, 2021.

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

Nasopharyngeal carcinoma is common in Asia. Early treatment is key to cure the “Cantonese cancer”.

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Anemia: Do You Have Enough Healthy RBC and Hemoglobin?

Last updated on October 13, 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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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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Is Drinking Cold Water Bad for Your Health? | A Chinese Medicine Explanation

Last updated on August 6, 2021.

Drinking cold water may bring your body more harm than good. Read more to learn why!

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

Last updated on November 12, 2021.

What is a morning after pill | Effectiveness | For breastfeeding women | Side effects | Where to find | Family Planning Association | Public medical providers | Private medical providers | Alternatives

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 The Family Planning Association of Hong Kong (FPAHK)

Last updated on August 26, 2021.

The Family Planning Association of Hong Kong (FPAHK) is a non-profit organization providing sexual and reproductive health services, education, training and resources, advocacy and communications. It also offers research and studies to the community of Hong Kong. FPAHK plays a major role in providing Hong Kong people with primary sexual and reproductive health care. As […]

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