Women Preventive Health-related Health Articles

Why Women Are More Likely To Die Of Heart Attack

Heart disease, which is often first diagnosed after a heart attack, is the third leading cause of death in Hong Kong, causing 13.6% of female deaths in 2016. Heart attacks are often missed in women as they generally experience symptoms differently than men. We explain how heart attack symptoms are experienced between genders. Heart attacks […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Optometrists in Hong Kong

Looking for an optometrist 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 services in exchange of inclusion […]

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The Expert Guide to Oncologists in Hong Kong

Cancer is the number one cause of death in Hong Kong, and there is a growing need for specialised doctors (oncologists). Healthy Matters brings you a practical and expert guide to finding oncologists in Hong Kong, including costs and insurance cover. Methodology: This guide does not aim to be exhaustive. It is informative only and […]

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Breast Cancer Symptoms and Screening Options in Hong Kong

Every October we proudly support Breast Cancer Awareness Month. But throughout the year, breast cancer in Hong Kong remains the number one cancer affecting women and the number three most frequent cancer affecting both men and women, alongside colon cancer (one), lung cancer (two), prostate cancer (four), and liver cancer (five). Furthermore, in comparison to […]

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Everything You Need To Know About Morning After Pills in Hong Kong

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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News! Free HPV Vaccine for Hong Kong Schoolgirls To Fight Cervical Cancer

The Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted disease in the world and cervical cancer is by far the most common HPV-related disease. High-risk strains of HPV are the predominant cause of 70% of cervical cancer cases which has driven some countries to include the preventative HPV vaccine in their immunization programs citing […]

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STD Screening | Where to Go in Hong Kong

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 be at risk of […]

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Big News! After Shortage, The HPV Gardasil 9 Vaccine is Back in Hong Kong

After a period of shortage, the HPV Gardasil 9 vaccine is now available in Hong Kong. This shortage was following Merck’s announcement of a temporary shut down in the production due to a cyber attack. For Hong Kong, this forced patients to wait until just now (if not longer) to have access to the vaccine. […]

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