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COVID-19: what can we do to prevent infection?

14 Feb 2020

In light of the current situation in Hong Kong, the Centre of Health Protection (CHP) has recommended the following guidelines in order to reduce the possibility of you and your loved ones from contacting the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Topics: COVID-19, Mental Health, Health & Wellness

5 Things You Can Learn From an Olympic Athlete’s Training Style

12 Feb 2020

With the Olympics coming soon to Tokyo in 2020, there’s no doubt that a good amount of training and work are put into place for the athletes competing. Although most of us won’t be professionally competing in the Olympics, there are a few things we can learn from the world’s top athletes on achieving amazing results and how they put forward their best in competition. 

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5 Helpful Ways to Strengthen your Immune System

10 Feb 2020

As your body’s first line of defence, your immune system plays a crucial role in protecting your health by fighting against foreign viruses and bacteria. When attacked, your immune system triggers a response and releases antibodies to attach to foreign substances and remove them. 

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Topics: Health & Wellness

The dilemma of predictions based upon data from early in epidemics

5 Feb 2020

When new diseases appear, the most serious cases and the majority of deaths tend to take place in hospital. Early data records the number of patients admitted, the treatments that they are given, those that have recovered and those that die. This gives a hospital case fatality rate (CFR). In a study published in the Lancet of the novel Coronavirus, now known as COVID-19, in the first cohort in Wuhan the CFR was 11%1.

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Topics: Health & Wellness

Communicating risk in an epidemic: a personal perspective

5 Feb 2020

Updated on March 18th 2020, written by Dr David Owens.

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Topics: COVID-19, Health & Wellness

COVID-19: why has WHO declared a global emergency now?

31 Jan 2020

All significant epidemics become politicized. The decision to declare an emergency can be divided into two factors.

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Topics: COVID-19, Health & Wellness

How a Virus Spreads: Droplet Infections

29 Jan 2020

Infections like Coronavirus are spread when an infected individual coughs an explosive aerosol which contains infected virus.

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Topics: Health & Wellness

COVID-19: why do we close schools & how do public health controls work?

28 Jan 2020

It is important to appreciate that in epidemics we do not close schools specifically because we fear for the impact of the disease on our children. Fortunately, early data suggests that the complications of COVID-19 are not affecting children.  School closures work by reducing the spread of mild illness and other disease. This boosts the general immunity of the population and makes it less likely that any epidemic will grow.

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Topics: COVID-19, Health & Wellness

What Happens in Labour: C-Section or Natural Birth?

23 Jan 2020

What happens during your labour will depend on your choice of delivery: cesarean section or vaginal delivery. During your antenatal visits, your doctor will go through your birth plan with you and your partner, as well as discussing events that can occur during the course of labour. 

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Topics: Pregnancy