Prevention

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Learn more about preventive health for women. Your healthcare options in Hong Kong and what to expect.
  • How Can Chiropractic Help Babies?

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    Chiropractic in Hong Kong has become more popular. A growing number of pregnant women discover its benefits, too. In fact, this isn’t just about pregnancy health and mums’ recovery, it’s also about how newborns experience childbirth. We sat down with ...

  • From Birth Control to Cancer Protection | IUDs in Hong Kong

    Two IUDs

    What if women could use a birth control device that would also protect them from cancer? That would be “hugely impactful” says obstetrician gynecologist Dr. Patrick Chan 陳世樂醫生. According to a recent study published in the American journal Obstetrics and ...

  • The Complete Guide to The Family Planning Association of Hong Kong (FPAHK)

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    The Family Planning Association of Hong Kong (FPAHK) is a non-profit organization providing sexual and reproductive health services, education, training and resources, advocacy and communications. It also offers research and studies to the community of Hong Kong. FPAHK plays a major ...

  • Breast Cancer Symptoms and Screening Options in Hong Kong

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    Every October we are very proud to be supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer in Hong Kong is the number one cancer affecting women and the number three most frequent cancer affecting both men and women, alongside colon (one), ...

  • Why Dental Health Is So Important During Pregnancy

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    Did you know that dental health is so at risk when you’re pregnant? There’s an old Chinese saying “gain a child, lose a tooth” 生一個孩子,掉一顆牙 – a traditional belief that the foetus strips away the calcium from the mother’s teeth, ...

  • Tips to Sleep Better and Longer

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    Sleeping better and longer: here are some practical tips to try tonight. In Hong Kong, the culture of long work hours and busy social lives takes the top of the charts for the world’s worst sleep pattern. Hong Kongers sleep ...

  • Big News! After Shortage, The HPV Gardasil 9 Vaccine is Back in Hong Kong

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    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 forced ...

  • Everything You Need To Know About Morning After Pills in Hong Kong

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    Looking for a morning-after pill? In Hong Kong, there are two types of emergency contraceptive pills and both require a doctor’s prescription: Ulipristal Acetate (UPA EC Pill) and Progestogen EC Pill (LNG EC Pill).   What is a morning after pill? The morning-after ...

  • The Top 5 Benefits of Acupuncture for Women

    Acupuncture for women

    Interested in acupuncture and Chinese Medicine? At Healthy Matters, we are all about taking advantage of the wide range of options in Hong Kong, from Western to Chinese Medicine. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been around for millennia and like ...

  • Why Women Are More Likely To Die Of Heart Attack

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    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 ...

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