Women Preventive Health-related Health Articles

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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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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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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From Birth Control to Cancer Protection | IUDs in Hong Kong

What if women could use a birth control device that would also protect them from cancer? That would be “hugely impactful” says obstetrician gynecologist Dr. Patrick Chan 陳世樂醫生. According to a recent study published in the American journal Obstetrics and Gynecology, IUDs may protect against cervical cancer. As explained by Dr. Chan, today there are […]

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The Complete Guide to The Family Planning Association of Hong Kong (FPAHK)

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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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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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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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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