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9 Tips to Help You Prepare for Plastic Surgery

9 Oct 2019

A recent statistics report has revealed that plastic surgery is on the rise across all demographics – women and men, young and old are increasingly seeking plastic surgery solutions to improve their appearance and mental well-being. But regardless of the plastic surgery chosen, a significant concern for many individuals is post-operative recovery and care. 

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Topics: Insider, Hong Kong Health, Plastic Surgery

A Functional Medicine Approach To The Treatment of Cancer

2 Oct 2019

A record number of Hong Kong people are being diagnosed with cancer. The latest statistics from the Hong Kong Cancer Registry shows that in 2016, there was a total of 31,468 new cancer cases, hitting a record high with a 3.8% increase compared to 2015. Further, it’s estimated that new case diagnosis will rise 40% over the next ten years.

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Topics: Hong Kong Health, Preventative Healthcare/Medicine, Functional Medicine

Is Iron-Deficiency Anaemia Causing my Fatigue?

19 Sep 2019

It's no secret that life in Hong Kong can be hectic. For a city where one in five employees work, on average, 11 hours a day, it's no wonder that at times we are left feeling tired and exhausted. But for the few that experience prolonged fatigue, it could be the warning signs of a deeper issue. 

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Topics: Hong Kong Health, Preventative Healthcare/Medicine, Functional Medicine

Do You Need an Internet Detox? 5 Signs You’re Spending Too Much Time Browsing

12 Sep 2019

As the internet becomes more dominant and integrated into most aspects of our daily lives, a new form of addiction has also become more widely known in today's society – internet addiction. 

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Topics: Psychology

Anti-Ageing through Functional Medicine in Hong Kong

5 Sep 2019

We all have two ages: chronological and biological. Your chronological age is defined by the number of days you’ve been alive. On the other hand, your biological age refers to the level at which we function. 

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Topics: Hong Kong Health, Preventative Healthcare/Medicine, Functional Medicine

Stressed, Fatigued and Feeling Exhausted? 4 Ways to Help You Cope

29 Aug 2019

Working in Hong Kong can mean long hours with little to no breaks. Coupled with a prevalent overtime culture, pressures at home, and overstimulation of city life, these factors have made Hong Kong the fifth most stressed population globally. In fact, in a recent survey by Cigna, 92% of people say they face daily stress in their lives, with a further 17% expressing that they’re unable to manage this stress. 

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Topics: Psychology

Treating Postpartum Depression in Hong Kong

29 Aug 2019

For many women, becoming a new mother is synonymous with joy and fulfilment, and despite the anticipated sleep deprivation and meltdowns, mothers are excited to bond with their new little one. But this bond may not happen to all mothers, and some can have difficulty in forming an emotional connection, even going as far as to feel that their new child is a stranger.

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Topics: Annerley, Pregnancy, Psychology

2019 Guide to Psychology in Hong Kong

28 Aug 2019

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

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Topics: Psychology

5 Proven Ways Counselling Can Improve Your Life

28 Aug 2019

Taking care of your mental health is often overlooked, especially in Hong Kong, where a strong negative stigma prevents individuals from speaking up about their internal issues. In fact, a recent survey conducted by Cigna found that only 10% of stressed Hongkongers said they’ve spoken to a medical professional about their mental state. 

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Topics: Psychology