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COVID-19: the distinction between a disease and an epidemic

27 Mar 2020

Education and information are crucial factors in the management of infectious disease. The distinction between the disease and the epidemic is key.

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Topics: Hong Kong Health, Preventative Healthcare/Medicine, COVID-19

10 Uncomfortable, but Common, Symptoms of Pregnancy

26 Mar 2020

As your body adjusts to pregnancy, you’ll go through changes that can sometimes be uncomfortable, irritating and even painful. For example, your levels of estrogen and progesterone hormones will usually rise during pregnancy to create a suitable environment for the baby’s growth and development. 

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Topics: Annerley, Pregnancy

What do I do if I think I have COVID-19?

25 Mar 2020

Firstly, don't panic.

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Topics: Hong Kong Health, COVID-19

Procedures in OT&P clinics during COVID-19

20 Mar 2020

All OT&P clinics remain open as usual including Saturday and Sunday. We continue to look after both our existing and new patients.

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Topics: COVID-19

Child Development in Hong Kong: Learning and Giftedness

20 Mar 2020

Every parent wants their child to grow up healthy and develop all of their abilities to achieve great things in life. This, among other reasons, is why parents monitor their child’s development from the early years of life – hoping that their children are progressing normally.

You’re probably well aware that young children learn and develop differently. And while they all go through certain typical stages of development, individual progress varies from child to child. That’s where psychoeducational assessments can come in and help. 

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Topics: Psychology, Psychoeducation

COVID-19: the dangers of prediction

19 Mar 2020

Updated on March 24th 2020, written by Dr David Owens.

‘We are planning under the assumption that 80% of the population will be affected and with a mortality rate of 1% there are likely to be up to 800,000 deaths’

A typical report over the last few weeks, a reflection of comments from health ministers and politicians in various countries. But what does it mean?

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Topics: Hong Kong Health, COVID-19

Is Your Young Child Struggling with Anxiety?

13 Mar 2020

Most children in Hong Kong are subjected to an excess of academic pressure. From gaining admission into a prestigious school or becoming best in their class, schoolchildren are now exposed to more stress at a much younger age. An alarming survey conducted in 2017 shows that 1 in 10 schoolchildren display signs of serious depression. And further, a government report published in the same year confirmed the number of children with mental health problems would increase by more than 5% each year.

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Topics: Psychology

COVID-19: to contain or delay and mitigate, which is the best strategy?

12 Mar 2020

Updated on March 27th 2020, written by Dr David Owens.

In a previous article, I described the principles used in the management of new epidemics of infectious disease. There are currently differences in international public health controls. Countries and organizations were previously reacting in a way which lacked clarity and coordination. There is now more consensus although there are still some fundamental differences in strategy.

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Topics: Hong Kong Health, COVID-19

COVID-19 Explained in 9 Easy Questions

5 Mar 2020

Updated on March 27th 2020, written by Dr David Owens.

Understanding COVID-19 in 9 simple questions.

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Topics: Hong Kong Health, COVID-19