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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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Body checks at Every Age | What You Should Know About Your Options in Hong Kong

Body checks help you identify problems before they start. Checking in with a doctor to assess your health means early, often asymptomatic, signs of disease can be caught early. Most non-communicable diseases, the most common being cancers, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases, are treatable, preventable and much less fatal in their early stages. While there is… Read More

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A Hong Kong Pediatrician’s Guide to Common Infectious Diseases in the Preschool Years

As a parent, it’s always hard to see your little one sick. It’s inevitable that they will pick up their fair share of coughs, colds and rashes in their early years. We spoke to Dr. Eddie Cheung 張蔚賢醫生 about the importance of building immunity and a guide to the most common early childhood disease to… Read More

Are You Sleeping Enough?

Sleeping Better and Sleeping Longer | Practical Tips to Try Tonight The pervasive ‘FOMO’ (fear of missing out) culture of extraordinarily long work hours and busy social lives has Hong Kong taking the top (or bottom) of the charts as some of the world’s worst sleepers. Hong Kongers sleep an average of 6 hours 29 minutes… Read More

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Why Are More Women Dying of Heart Attacks Than Men?

Heart disease, which is often first diagnosed after a heart attack, is the third leading cause of death in Hong Kong, causing 13.6% of female deaths in 2016. Heart attacks are often missed in women as they generally experience symptoms differently than men. We explain how heart attack symptoms are experienced between genders.    … 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

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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