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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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Menstruation | What’s Normal, and What’s Not

While perhaps not the highlight of your month, the menstrual cycle rolls around twelve-ish times a year. Every month the uterus prepares a new lining in preparation for a potential pregnancy. When a woman doesn’t find herself pregnant, the lining sheds, causing bleeding.   In collaboration with Dr. Selina Pang 彭敏華醫生 , we explain what… 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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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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From Birth Control to Cancer Protection | IUD Health Benefit

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 Gynecology, IUDs may protect against cervical cancer.   As explained by Dr. Chan, today there… Read More

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is why you’ve probably seen lots of the color pink lately. This is the time of the year when many breast cancer organizations host fund raisers and/or activities to raise awareness.   In Hong Kong, breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in women. According to the Hong Kong Breast Cancer… Read More

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