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  • The Hong Kong Children’s Hospital 香港兒童醫院 Is Now Open

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    Here is what you should know about the Hong Kong Children’s Hospital. This is Hong Kong’s brand new children hospital and its opening on the 18 December 2018 marked an important step in Hong Kong’s healthcare development.   Background of the Hong Kong ...

  • Afraid of Needles? Try the Only Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine in Hong Kong

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    FluMist Quadrivalent is the only type of Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine (LAIC) available on the market in Hong Kong. It was once available from 2009 to 2013 but was discontinued after 2013. It was registered again in Hong Kong in ...

  • Is Your Child Getting Enough Vitamin D?

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    In order to get adequate amounts of vitamin D, we need direct sun exposure on 80% of our bodies between the time of 12 and 2pm for 20-30 minutes. You’d be forgiven for thinking that in our sub-tropical paradise of ...

  • Haven’t Received Your Flu Shot Yet? Read This Now

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    The flu is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes death. On January 28, 2019 a 2-year-old boy was the first child fatality of the Hong Kong winter influenza season. While it is still too early to ...

  • Eye Tests for Children | When and Where to Go in Hong Kong

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    Vision is a crucial part of learning and developing as children grow and explore their world. A child’s visual system grows and develops from being able to see in fuzzy black and white as a newborn to fully mature at ...

  • The Expert Guide to Orthodontic Care in Hong Kong

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    Looking for an orthodontist in Hong Kong? Here is your guide to Hong Kong orthodontic treatments. Dentistry is a broad medical field with a goal to improve oral health, but there are differences between dentists and orthodontists. The main point ...

  • Everything You Need to Know About Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease in Hong Kong

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    Hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) is a common childhood disease that is most prevalent in Hong Kong from May to July, and October to December.   We spoke to pediatrician Dr. June Chan 陳善珩醫生 about what to look out for during ...

  • Guide to Allergy Specialists in Hong Kong

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    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. Indeed, most people with allergies are managed by their general practitioner or an organ-specific doctor ...

  • Schoolgirls To Receive Free HPV Vaccine in Hong Kong’s Fight Against Cervical Cancer

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    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 ...

  • The Ultimate Guide to Allergies in Hong Kong

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    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 brings you the ultimate guide to common allergies ...


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