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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

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

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

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

Testing for COVID-19

5 Mar 2020

Updated on March 26th, 2020

All medical investigations involve a cost benefit analysis. This is not only financial cost. We have explained in a recent article the unexpected consequences of exceeding public health advice.

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Topics: Hong Kong Health, COVID-19

5 Easy Ways to Sneak in Healthy Snacks & Meals for Children

4 Mar 2020

We all know that a healthy diet is rich in healthy vegetables, fruit, meat and fish along with complex carbohydrates, but how do we put this into our children’s lunch boxes? Lunch provides a third of your child’s daily requirements. A healthy balanced diet help us to improve immune system.

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Topics: Hong Kong Health

Are Executive Dysfunctions Affecting Your Child’s Development?

2 Mar 2020

Does your child struggle with starting  low-reward activities or staying organised? Executive Dysfunctions can manifest in difficulties of completing tasks like that, as well as maintaining attention over a period of time or even recalling recent memories. 

As one of the more common symptoms of ADHD and autism, understanding Executive Functions and what it affects can help you provide better support for your child’s long-term development.

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Topics: Hong Kong Health, Psychology, Psychoeducation

COVID-19: How do we all get back to normal?

26 Feb 2020

Updated on March 26th 2020, written by Dr David Owens.

Containment versus management, understanding the process of the epidemic and the reasons for the public health measures.

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Topics: Hong Kong Health, COVID-19