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.
What is Prenatal Care? 5 Reasons Why Prenatal Care is Important
17 Jul 2019
Of all types of physician visits, prenatal care (also known as antenatal care) is one of the most common reasons for a physician visit by women. Almost every study about prenatal care has demonstrated that it improves both foetal and maternal outcomes, especially if the care begins early in the first trimester.
Gastrointestinal Cancer in Hong Kong: What is it and How to Reduce your Risk?
28 May 2019
Cancer is the second leading cause of death globally. But what's not widely known is that among all the different types, cancer affecting your GI tract (including the oesophagus, stomach, pancreas, small intestine, large intestine, rectum and anus) has the highest mortality rate — accounting for 38% of all deaths caused by cancer overall (lung cancer only accounts for 26%).
As you wrap up the second month of your pregnancy, you’ve had the opportunity to confirm the news and to share the thrilling announcement with your partner. Being pregnant is an overwhelmingly exciting time as you plan for your family’s future.
During pregnancy, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and uncertain over every choice for yourself and your growing baby. Every mother-to-be experiences a moment in labour when they become doubtful of their ability to give birth. As the big day approaches, you may not feel ready. How can you best prepare for these situations?