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What Every Woman Should Know About Her Pelvic Floor | From Pregnancy to Menopause

The pelvic floor refers to the muscles, ligaments, and tissues that stretch from the pubic bone to the base of the spine. Pregnancy and childbirth can damage the muscles and connective tissue of the pelvic floor, causing various kinds of inconvenient and uncomfortable symptoms. The pelvic floor is not only important during pregnancy but throughout… Read More

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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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Breast Cancer Symptoms and Screening Options in Hong Kong

This October we are very proud to be supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In Hong Kong, breast cancer is the number one cancer affecting women and the number three most frequent cancer affecting both men and women, alongside colon (one), lung (two), prostate (four), and liver cancer (five). Furthermore, in comparison to a decade ago… 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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In Sickness & In Health: Pre-marital Body Checks in Hong Kong

You’ve got the ring, you’ve set the date, the wedding invitations are in the mail. But have you done a pre-marriage body check? When you’re committing to a life ‘in sickness and in health’, it makes sense to really understand where on the spectrum you and your partner stand! Here are some explanations on pre-marital… 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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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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