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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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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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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

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Should You Get a Body Check? ‘Change of Seasons’ in Your Life Is a Good Rule-of-Thumb

In a public health system, decisions on when to be screened for various diseases are made on a cost-effective, population-level. However, the public health system in Hong Kong offers a limited number of screening programs so it’s up to individuals to decide when, what to have tested and even whether they should get a body… Read More

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What You Need to Know About Medical Care During a Typhoon

As much as the Hong Kong government tries their best to keep everyone safe and sound, life doesn’t stop when a typhoon hits. What if you have a scheduled surgery or facing a medical emergency? We bring you clarity on medical care in a typhoon or black rain signal.     PRIVATE HEALTH SECTOR MEDICAL… Read More

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Why Living in Hong Kong May Influence Your Need for Supplements

There’s considerable controversy over whether we should be taking supplements. It has long been believed that taking a daily multivitamin will stave off a whole host of chronic diseases.     Why some people believe in the benefits of supplements In the ‘yes’ camp, we have had years of recommendations from the medical community, and… Read More

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