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Kids-related Health Articles

Learn more about kids’ health in Hong Kong in this section.

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Your Orthodontic Care Options in Hong Kong

Dentistry is a broad medical field and while the ultimate goal is to improve oral health, there are differences between dentistry and orthodontists. The main point to note is that orthodontists specialize in treatments such as correcting misaligned teeth and jaws called malocclusions or bites.   We checked in with Orthodontist Dr. Louise Wong 黃淑興牙醫… Read More

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Where To See an Allergy Doctor in Hong Kong

Did you know Hong Kong does not have enough allergy specialists? According to the Hong Kong Medical Journal, the city is sorely underserved by allergists. Most people with allergies will be managed by their general practitioner or an organ-specific doctor such as an Ear, Nose and Throat specialist. While their care is adequate, it will… Read More

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Schoolgirls To Be Vaccinated Against HPV in Hong Kong’s Fight Against 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… Read More

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The Ultimate Guide to Common Allergies in Hong Kong

Allergic diseases are on the rise all over the world. These include rhinitis, food allergies, drug allergies, and eczema. In collaboration with immunology and allergy specialist Dr. Adrian Wu 鄔揚源醫生, Healthy Matters is bringing you the ultimate guide to common allergies in Hong Kong.     What are allergies? Before we go into the allergy… Read More

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Children Ear Infections: What Every Parent Should Know

Middle ear infections (Otitis Media) are very common in young children between the ages of 6 months and 6 years old. While they are not alarming and not contagious, they can bring your child a lot of pain and discomfort. In collaboration with ENT specialist, Dr. David Ho 何志謙醫生, Healthy Matters brings you a practical… Read More

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China’s Vaccination Scandal and What It Means to Hong Kong’s Vaccine Supply

A new vaccine scandal in China has caused a social media storm and anxiety amongst parents. In Hong Kong, a surge in demand for vaccines is expected.     What is the latest vaccination scandal in China? It was revealed that a company called Changsheng Bio-technology falsified data for rabies and produced ineffective batches of… Read More

Kids’ Travel First Aid Kit | What Every Parent Should Pack

Kids’ Travel First Aid Kit | What Every Parent Should Pack

Travelling with kids is stressful enough. And while we want to encourage their adventurous side, sometimes that comes with a few injuries along the way. Especially when we’re on the road (or plane, train or automobile), we want to make sure we’re ready to face any little bumps, bruises and minor illnesses along the way.… Read More

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