Does your knee hurt when you climb the stairs, run, or even with just walking? You could be suffering from runner's knee. As the name suggests, runner's knee refers to pain around the knee area and is commonly diagnosed among runners. However, they aren't the only ones that can suffer from it.
Wuhan Pneumonia Outbreak: How to Protect Yourself in Hong Kong
15 Jan 2020
As the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of Hong Kong warns that we've entered this year's winter influenza season, you've probably heard by now of another health concern; the outbreak of pneumonia that has been spreading in the Chinese city of Wuhan. Though the virus isn't prevalent in Hong Kong yet, many people fear it could become another outbreak of SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) — a deadly epidemic in 2003 that claimed 299 lives and affected 1,755 people in Hong Kong.
Often when there’s a discussion on health, most of us tend to think about our physical health (such as how we diet and exercise) and forget the significance of our mental health. But in many ways, your mental health is just as important as your physical health, and increasingly, there is overwhelming support for the idea that the two are closely linked.
Aspirin is a common medication used to treat fevers and relieve pain from headaches, muscle aches and toothaches. It works by blocking a certain natural substance in your body to reduce pain and swelling.
Colposcopy and Cervical Screening: Purpose, Procedure & Results
10 Dec 2019
In Hong Kong, cervical cancer is the seventh most common cancer among females and accounts for roughly 3.3% of all new cancer cases for women since 2016. Besides practising safer sex and getting the HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) vaccination, the best option in lowering your risk of developing cervical cancer is by attending regular cervical screenings.
Getting a Body Check in Hong Kong: 3 Reasons You Should Do It
7 Dec 2019
People avoid going to the doctor for many reasons. In fact, it’s so common that the healthcare industry has come up with a term to define it: avoidance behaviour1. Studies show that around 33% of adults don’t go to the doctor, even when it may be necessary2.