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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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Why Love and Social Connectedness Make You Healthier

It’s February and love is in the air. Between Valentine’s Day and Chinese New Year, love is all around us. Love goes beyond the romantic, spine-tingling early days of a new relationship and can be found in the supportive relationships of friends, family and romantic partners. We know it feels good, but what are some… Read More

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

The flu is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes death. On January 15, a 3-year-old girl was the first child fatality of the Hong Kong winter influenza season bringing the flu-related death toll in Hong Kong to 32 for 2018. While it is still too early to tell whether the flu… Read More

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It’s a First on Hong Kong Island! Private Hospital Opens 24-Hour Emergency Services

On December 15, 2017, the Gleneagles Hong Kong Hospital announced the opening of its round-the-clock emergency services. This makes the Gleneagles the only private hospital on HK Island to provide emergency care with a team of Emergency Medicine specialists. The only other private hospital providing such services is Union Hospital in Shatin which opened its… Read More

8 Health Resolution for 2018

8 Health Resolutions for 2018 | For a better, healthier you!

It’s that time of year again when we look toward the future with new resolutions to start on the right foot. Our editorial team has narrowed down 8 resolutions for a better, healthier you. We’ll start with the tough resolutions and quickly crescendo to the real fun!   Resolution 1 – Drinking less caffeine and… Read More

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Big News! After Shortage, The HPV Vaccine is Now Back in Hong Kong

After over half a year 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… Read More

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Healthtech O2O Summit | Learn About Cutting Edge Technology That Can Improve Your Health

The intersection of health and technology has just begun and it will dramatically change the way we consume healthcare and monitor our health. If you are interested in health technologies, you should definitely register to the February 1st Healthtech O2O Summit. This event, hosted by Nexchange as part of the startmeup.hk Festival, is a unique platform in Hong Kong that connects those transforming… Read More

8 Top Health Trends of 2018

Top 8 Health Trends in Hong Kong for 2018 | Exclusive Market Intel

Healthy Matters announces its predictions for health in Hong Kong. Our editorial team has covered some exciting health trends for 2018 including massive doctor relocation, poop health, fat graft beauty surgery, fatherhood, self-care for woman, and much more!   1 – Expect massive doctor relocation – Takshing House is closing ​​ Is your doctor located in Takshing… Read More

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New Face Masks To Protect Yourself Against Air Pollution in Hong Kong

Air quality has become a serious problem in Hong Kong where asthma and respiratory infections have soared in recent years. What if you could use a comfortable and fashionable mask to protect yourself from pollution? This is exactly what the startup O2 Canada has developed – an airtight seal face mask that aims at effectively… Read More

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