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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.

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Topics: Hong Kong Health, Preventative Healthcare/Medicine

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.

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Topics: Body Check, Hong Kong Health, Preventative Healthcare/Medicine

8 Superfoods to Consider When Trying to Conceive

5 Nov 2019

For some women, getting pregnant can happen quite quickly, but for others, it could take a little longer than expected. Factors like our age and genetics play an essential role in our ability to conceive and, unfortunately, these circumstances are usually out of our control. 

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Topics: Antenatal, Pregnancy, Hong Kong Health

A Functional Medicine Approach to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

29 Oct 2019

Excessive tiredness or exhaustion is one of the most widely voiced issues in patients around the world ⁠— including Hong Kong, where 10.7% of Hong Kong adults are reportedly experiencing chronic fatigue. While feeling tired can be usual, it could also be the first signs your body communicates of more serious underlying health problems. 

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

How to Enhance Your Performance with Functional Medicine

25 Oct 2019

Often, we ask patients what their health goals are during a medical consultation. Usually, their answers consist of concerns about cancer and other medical conditions that may be worrying them. More often, these concerns and goals don’t have a diagnosable illness, so we need to look into other options to achieve them. Fortunately, one of the dominant areas of Functional Medicine is Performance Enhancement. 

 

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

Men’s Health: A Functional Medicine Approach to Changing Your Body Shape

16 Oct 2019

Your body shape changes naturally as you get older. Cells start to age and don’t function as well as they used to. Maybe you’ve gained a little fat, or noticed that you don’t have as much muscle compared to when you were younger — don’t worry, these changes are natural and happen to everyone. In fact, it’s very common for many middle-aged men to want to change their body composition and shape.

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

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