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The 6 Best Apps to Monitor Air Quality in Hong Kong

According to the World Health Organization, Hong Kong is ranked in the top 20% most polluted cities of the world. Poor air quality has become a serious health hazard to humans and the impact on human health continues to be recognized as the invisible killer. Air pollution causes 24% of stroke deaths, 25% of heart… Read More

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

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 Children’s Hospital The decision to build the Hong Kong Children’s Hospital was made… Read More

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Special Discount for the HealthTech O2O Summit 2019

Are you interested in learning about the cutting edge technology in today’s healthcare system? Would like to learn from top professionals in a variety of healthcare careers? If any of that interests you, we suggest checking out the second annual HealthTech O2O Summit! Plus, Healthy Matters has an exclusive 30% discount for you.    What… Read More

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

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 April 2018. Due to the heavy burden of influenza and the high demand for flu… Read More

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9 New Year Health Resolutions for a Healthier and Happier 2019

Everyone wants to live longer, healthier lives. The only way to achieve this is by taking a proactive attitude towards your health. Start off with our top 9 health resolutions for the New Year in 2019!   New Year Resolution 1 – Schedule a Teeth Cleaning Did you know that 97.5% of adults between ages… Read More

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

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 tell whether the flu season will be more severe this year, it is not too… Read More

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Schoolgirls To Receive Free HPV Vaccine 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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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 manufacturing glitch has forced patients to wait until just now (if not longer) to have access… Read More

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Hong Kong Has a Major Antibiotics Problem: What You Can Do About It

Are you familiar with Augmentin or Amoxicillin? Every year in early November is World Antibiotic Awareness Week and we have now reached a point where antibiotic resistance has been declared as one of the biggest threats to global health by the World Health Organization. The problem in Hong Kong is particularly alarming. A recent survey indicates that nearly… Read More

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