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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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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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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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