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Hong Kong-related Health Articles

Stay up to date with trending health topics in Hong Kong. Our HK Health section covers a range of topics that are relevant from innovative health-tech products to current health issues such as a where and when to get your flu shot in Hong Kong.

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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 2018/2019 Guide to Flu Vaccination in Hong Kong

In Hong Kong, the flu is most common from January to March and from July to August. It is recommended by the Department of Health that flu vaccinations should be received every year in autumn. Getting vaccinated early on can be beneficial as the body needs at least two weeks to produce the antibodies necessary… Read More

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Regulation & Registration of Healthcare Professionals in Hong Kong: How to Know if You are in Safe Hands

Did you know that in Hong Kong there are 12 health professions that are subject to regulation and registration? We at Healthy Matters think patient safety is an imperative and our mission is to deliver you trusted health information so you can make better informed decisions.   When seeking out medical services, you may feel a… Read More

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Health Initiatives You Need to Know About from Carrie Lam’s 2018 Policy Address

The Chief Executive’s 2018 Policy Address touches on many healthcare aspects affecting the community of Hong Kong with Carrie Lam stating that “healthcare services are livelihood issues of greatest public concern just after housing”. Below is a complete summary of the various health initiatives covered in the recent 2018 Policy Address to the legislative council.… Read More

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Breast Cancer Symptoms and Screening Options in Hong Kong

This October we are very proud to be supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In Hong Kong, breast cancer is the number one cancer affecting women and the number three most frequent cancer affecting both men and women, alongside colon (one), lung (two), prostate (four), and liver cancer (five). Furthermore, in comparison to a decade ago… Read More

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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… Read More

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Comprehensive Guide to Hong Kong’s Private Hospitals

When opting for private hospitals as opposed to public hospitals you are most likely to experience shorter wait times and more choice as far as treatment and physicians are concerned. Furthermore, private hospitals focus and pride themselves on patient comfort and strive for quality of care, often boasting state-of-the-art technology and systems. Many of the… Read More

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Your IVF Guide in Hong Kong | Public Versus Private Options and Costs

According to The Council on Human Reproductive Technology, in Hong Kong an estimated one in six couples have difficulty conceiving. In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is an assisted reproductive treatment and it is the most well-known for infertility related issues.   If you are currently exploring In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) services in Hong Kong or just… Read More

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