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What causes Iron Deficiency Anaemia during Pregnancy?

13 Jul 2019

During pregnancy, your body goes through several significant changes and all sorts of challenges can arise — one of which is the increase in blood production to provide nutrients for your baby. While this is essential for your young one's growth, this also means that pregnant women have a higher risk of developing anaemia.

Fortunately, anaemia can be treatable when caught early and easily monitored throughout pregnancy. Iron-deficient anaemia, in particular, can have serious health consequences for the mother and child if left untreated. That said, it’s vital to educate yourself and understand what you need to do to keep yourself and your baby safe from harm.

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Topics: Pregnant, Antenatal, Pregnancy, Preventative Healthcare/Medicine

Why are Natural Births Still Popular in 2019?

9 Jul 2019

As your pregnancy progresses, you will need to start thinking about your birth plan and labour delivery options. Women have a choice of two types of births: natural and operative. To make sure you're informed on your options, here is what you need to know about the natural birthing options available to you.

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Topics: Pregnant, Antenatal, Pregnancy

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%).

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

Hong Kong Measles Guide 2019: Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention

12 Apr 2019

You've probably heard it by now: measles has made a comeback in Hong Kong. Initially starting as an outbreak among airport and airline staff, the number of cases in the city has now reached over 60 — exceeding those of cases within the last 4 years.

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

8 Weeks Pregnant: Symptoms & What to Expect

1 Apr 2019

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.

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Topics: Body Check, Pregnancy

What Should a Full Body Check Cover?

28 Mar 2019

It’s a fact of life. Your body functions decline as you get older. And for each decade that passes, you’re more and more likely to develop some sort of health condition or disease.

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Topics: Body Check, Preventative Healthcare/Medicine

Hypnobirthing: Everything You Need to Know

15 Mar 2019

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?

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Topics: Body Check, Antenatal, Hypnobirthing, Pregnancy

Getting a Body Check in Hong Kong: 3 Reasons You Should Do It

7 Mar 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

Guide to Breastfeeding in Hong Kong 2019

28 Feb 2019

Picture yourself in a rocking chair holding your new baby close to your chest, providing your sweet little one with warmth, comfort and the best possible nutrition. Breastfeeding is a treasured bonding time where you get to know and nourish your baby.  Thankfully, Hong Kong has made great strides in maternity rights and implemented a support network for new breastfeeding mothers in the city.

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Topics: Breastfeeding, Pregnancy, Hong Kong Health