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Shingles: Causes, treatment and prevention
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Shingles (also known as “herpes zoster”) does not only happen to the elderly, young people who suffered are also on an uptrend.

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Botulinum Toxin Treatment Failure
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Have you had Botulinum Toxin injections and are fed up with not seeing any results when you look in the mirror? You might be encountering treatment failure to Botulinum Toxin.

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Covid-19 Vaccination
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What are the types of vaccination available? How do they differ from each other? When will the vaccine be ready for us? what is the latest update? All information that you need to know is here.

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Caught a flu? What You Should Know and What to Do
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Hong Kong has entered the winter seasonal flu as the circulation of influenza viruses in Hong Kong intensified. Outbreaks in schools and care homes have doubled in December to January , and hospital admissions are surging with the highest rate among children younger than 5.

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Are Plant-Based Milks Good for Health?
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There are many kinds of plant-based milk (e.g. soy milk, almond milk, oat milk, pea milk, coconut milk, etc); which one is healthier and how should I choose?

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What is Trans-Fat?
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The primary sources of trans fats in our diet are fried meals and bread items that contain or use hydrogenated vegetable oils. Sheep and cattle, such as whole milk and butter, naturally contain a small amount of trans fats.

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Does spicy food gives you bad stomach?
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In cold weather, we like to eat hot pot and spicy food to warm ourselves up. However, spicy food may cause acid reflux, which makes the stomach "complain".

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Eat well for CNY
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During the Lunar New Year period, various delicious festive food will be served. But most New Year foods are high in salt or sugar, so overeating is not beneficial. How can we eat happily and healthily during the Lunar New Year?

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About Bruxism
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Bruxism is a condition of grinding or clenching teeth. People with bruxism may unconsciously clench their teeth when awake or grind their teeth while sleeping.

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About CO2 laser treatment
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In skin rejuvenation treatments, doctors may utilise carbon dioxide (CO2) lasers. The aim of treatment is to stimulate the production of new skin cells and remove the topmost layer of skin to improve the skin’s appearance.

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About Fever
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Fever is a normal body reaction when there is an infection or other illness. In most cases, a fever is a healthy reaction of the body's immune system to help fight viruses. However, it is crucial to understand the different types of fevers and when to seek medical advice. This article will explore the definition of fever, different types of fever and when to seek medical advice and ways to self-manage a fever.

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Bubbly Urine: When Should I Worry?
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Is bubbly urine a sign that we do not drink enough water? Is foamy urine a bad omen?

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Botulinum Toxin (Botox/ Xeomin) Beyond the wrinkles – Shoulder Slimming and Tension Release with Trapezius Injections
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Botulinum Toxin, an effective aesthetic procedure best known for its wrinkle-reducing effects, can also use in shoulder slimming and relieve painful tension on your shoulder. This non-surgical procedure has been used to alleviate issues with bulging shoulders or prominent shoulder muscles. 

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Botulinum Toxin (Botox/Xeomin) Beyond Aesthetics – A Promising Treatment for Excessive Sweating
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The excessive sweating condition known as hyperhidrosis, which goes beyond what is required for thermoregulation, can have a substantial influence on a person's daily activities and quality of life.  A successful and minimally invasive therapy alternative for hyperhidrosis has emerged: botulinum toxin.

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About Thyroid
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The thyroid gland's function is to produce thyroid hormones, which are essential for maintaining the metabolic functions of the body. Thyroid hormones are hormones that stimulate the production of proteins by our cells. Both excessive secretion (hyperthyroidism) and insufficient secretion (hypothyroidism) of thyroid hormones can have significant effects on numerous body organs.

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What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)?
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a collective term for symptoms caused by intestinal dysfunction, disorders or intestinal allergies. Occasionally, people may have the above conditions, but if the symptoms are frequent or daily life is affected, while cause cannot be found after colonoscopy, you may have IBS. 

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The Lymphatic System
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The lymphatic system probably needs to be better known by the public as it looks complex. Most people may not have a good understanding of this vital system of our body and how it works.

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How to keep your gastrointestinal tract healthy?
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Paying attention to 6 points will improve your digestive tract naturally

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Why am I Gassy?
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It is common to feel bloated (burp or fart) at times. Sometimes foods you eat or certain illnesses can cause gassy.

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Basic information for Chronic Constipation
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Introduction, treatment and laxative drugs of Chronic Constipation.

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Helicobacter Pylori (HP) Tips
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Helicobacter Pylori (HP) is a bacterium that can cause peptic ulcer and gastritis, HP infection is very common, the rate of infection in Chinese population is about 50-60%, and most infected people have no symptoms.

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Season of Skin Brightening
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Sunlight in autumn and winter is not as strong as in summer, so it is easier to perform skin procedures. Remember the below three tips, take advantage of this autumn and winter to regain your bright, smooth and glowy skin before next summer.

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Breast Cancer in Men FAQ
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Breast cancer is not exclusive to women. Men who also have breast tissue are also likely to suffer from breast cancer. The incidence of breast cancer in men is lower than that in women, yet, due to structure of the breast, cancer cells spread faster and the mortality rate is higher than that in women.

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What are the types of dermal fillers?
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There are several different types of dermal fillers. The most common types included hyaluronic acid(HA), Poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), Polycapolactone (PCL) and Calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA).

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Heat Stroke V.S. Heat Exhaustion
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When your body loses too much salt and water—typically through sweating—heat exhaustion results. In contrast, a significant medical emergency called a heat stroke happens when your body is unable to regulate its internal temperature. Knowing the warning signs and symptoms of these two diseases may save your life.

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Common Diseases of Outbound Travel
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Make sufficient preparations before traveling, and clearly understand the environment, customs and cultural beliefs of the destination, so as to reduce the chance of facing diseases when traveling abroad.

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Pneumococcal Vaccination: PCV13, PCV15, PCV20, PPSV23
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Streptococcus pneumoniae causes a wide range of diseases, the infection can be serious or even life-threatening. Vaccines are the best way to prevent pneumococcal disease. Pneumococcal disease is common in young children, but older adults are at greatest risk of serious illness and death.

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Wrinkles: Botulinum toxin or Hyaluronic Acid Fillers?
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Wrinkles are a sign of ageing, and people always want to get rid of them. It is common to opt for aesthetic medicine to improve the situation, including botulinum toxin injections or fillers. So how should we decide how to treat wrinkles?

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Botulinum Toxin FAQ
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Most invasive wrinkle treatments on the market involve injecting botulinum toxin to smooth out dynamic muscles, reducing wrinkles caused by muscle movements.

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Sunscreen Every Day
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You may ignore the necessity of sunscreen on cloudy days as our skin will be damaged by ultraviolet rays any day.

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Everything about Collagen
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Collagen is an important protein in the human body. It exists widely in the human body and plays the role of connection and support. Among them, the highest proportion is in our skin. 

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Melanomas Self-Check
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Melanoma is a cancer that develops from melanocytes. It is one of the fastest-growing malignant tumours and the most dangerous skin cancer, with a high probability of metastasis and a high risk of death. Therefore, early treatment and prevention of melanoma is important.

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Cranberry Benefits for Women
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Many cranberry-related products are on the market, from dried cranberry fruit and cranberry juice to cranberry jam. When it comes to cranberries, people always know they can help prevent urinary tract infections, especially urethritis. So what are the other benefits of cranberries?

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Eat Less, Stay Young
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Everyone wants to stay young and slow down the time when our body gets old. The latest research found that following a diet plan to reduce daily calorie intake can slow the ageing rate by 2-3% after two years.

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Pay Attention to Endometrial Cancer After Menopause
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Irregular vaginal bleeding after menopause may be a sign of disease. After menopause, there is usually no bleeding period. As long as there is bleeding, it is considered abnormal.

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HPV on men
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Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a common cause of cervical cancer, but it does not mean that men will not be infected HPV.

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Sweet Trap
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(English version will be available soon) 浪漫的情人節來臨,許多情侶會共享下午茶或者互送巧克力來表達愛意,但要注意下午茶常見的蛋糕、甜點及巧克力等甜食,在製作過程中會添加糖、油脂或其他原料,因此多屬於高熱量、高糖或高脂肪的食物。

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Coughing in Spring
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If coughing lasts for a long time and does not recover after more than two to three weeks, or if coughing gets better after seeking medical treatment, but coughs again without medication, it may be a "sensitive cough" and further examination is required to find out the cause.

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Know more about HPV
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There are more than 200 types of HPV with different symptoms in each kind, which are commonly transmitted through sexual contact. They can be roughly divided into high-risk and low-risk types.

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Winter illness: Flu
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In winter, it's common to hear, "It's cold out there. Put on extra layers. Don't catch a cold!" What is the relationship between cold weather and illness? Cold weather does not directly make people sick, but other reasons cause it.

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2023-2024 Influenza Vaccination FAQs (injection and nasal spray)
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2023-2024 Influenza vaccination is available by injection and nasal spray. Getting a flu vaccine to protect yourself, your family and your community from flu. Right now, we can also Co-administer Flu and Covid vaccines at the same time.

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Food additives
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Food additives are found in all processed foods these days and a good percentage of our foods are now processed.

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Treatment of Yeast in Body
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To get rid of yeast in the body, it is important to go on a sugar free diet to starve the yeast.

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Have a good sleep
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Insomnia is a common encounter living a city life. And many factors may affect your sleep quality, however, you may change change daily habit to improve your sleep quality.

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What is Melioidosis?
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Melioidosis is also known as Whitmore’s disease, which is an infectious disease caused by a bacterium called Burkholderia pseudomallei. Melioidosis can infect humans or animals. 

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COVID-19 vaccine antibody test
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A vaccine antibody test, also known as a vaccine efficacy test, is conducted to check whether individuals have developed antibodies after being vaccinated. Such test looks for antibodies that are specific to the outer portion of the virus itself. 

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What are the SARS-CoV-2 variants ?
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All viruses, including SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, change over time.

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Father's Day Celebration: Gift Him Healthy Moments
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Getting simple screenings like cardiovascular health, high blood pressure, and age-appropriate cancers could help doctors to arrange treatment for potentially fatal conditions.

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Bladder Cancer Early Detection
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How to find out bladder cancer at early stage? (Chinese version only)

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Why is vaccination important to you?
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Vaccinations are an important part of family and public health. Your body builds a defence system to fight foreign germs that could make you sick or hurt you.

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Post-Covid Treatment
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For those afflicted by Covid, many will feel unwell for some time after. This feeling may be due to the flurry of immune activity that your body musters to fight the virus, but may also be due to other reasons.

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Know your heart: Heart Valve Disease, Symptoms and Treatment
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As people are living longer, parts of their body such as the heart valves can develop a problem. Let's talk about heart valves disease, including the specific risks, symptoms, detection, and treatment.

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Gluten Free Diet
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Gluten is a protein found in wheat. Removal of Gluten / Wheat from your diet can have many great health benefits.

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Family medicine 101: Introduction on family doctor
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A family doctor is a community-based healthcare provider, which provides continual and comprehensive health care service.

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Diabetes: Choosing the right Insulin
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For diabetic patients, there are numerous forms of medication that are available. Some are in the form of oral medication, while some are administered to injection. For patients that need to take injection type, what are the available choice?

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Travel bubble: Travel safely during Covid-19
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Travel bubble has been set up between countries to re-establish connections by opening borders. Here are some tips to travel safely during the Covid-19.

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Tips on staying mentally fit at all time
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This article will discuss tips on maintaining mental health for adults, children and those with mental health issues during the challenging time of Covid-19.

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Keep Your Heart Healthy
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Tips in helping you start a heart-healthy life.

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Chronic Disease in the era of COVID-19
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Everyone is at risk of getting COVID-19 if exposed to the virus. Some people are more likely than others to become severely ill.

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is very common in a city like Hong Kong.

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Understanding obesity and overweight
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Overweight and obesity are defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that may impair health. Body mass index (BMI) is a simple index of weight-for-height that is commonly used to classify overweight and obesity in adults.

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Protect your heart in Autumn and Winter
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During autumn and winter, cases of sudden death caused by myocardial infarction are more common. The public should be careful to prevent heart attacks.

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How does stress affect your body?
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Have you ever felt stomachache or tummy pain before an interview, a bowel urgency before an examination or faster heartbeat when you are presenting? Let's understand how does stress affect your body.

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Tips to lose weight successfully (chinese only)
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Obesity is neither an external nor a cosmetic worry byt an urgent health concern. (Chinese only)

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What is vaccination subsidy scheme?
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The Vaccine Subsidy Scheme, also known as the VSS, is created by the Hong Kong Government to subsidise the costs of annual vaccinations and private primary healthcare.

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What is the Elderly Person's Healthcare Voucher Scheme?
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The Hong Kong Government provides vouchers to pay for private primary healthcare services to eligible persons.

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What is stiff person syndrome?
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Stiff-person syndrome is an autoimmune and neurological disorder that causes rigidity and spasms in the trunk and limbs.

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Diabetes and Flu
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High-risk individuals with underlying health conditions, such as diabetes patients, are at risk for more severe complications from flu than the general public.

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Gastroenteritis in children?
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Not only adults can develop gastroenteritis, but if your children experience diarrhoea, stomachache, fever or throw-up, with continual changes in bowel habits, they may be infected with rotavirus and suffer from "viral gastroenteritis".

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Is it dry cough or a wet cough?
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Cough is a common symptom of respiratory diseases. It may be a reaction caused by dry throat or trachea, or it may be caused by more serious infections such as colds, pneumonia, tuberculosis or even lung cancer.

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Inflammatory Food
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Inflammation is a key factor behind many diseases and poor function in the human body. Certain foods cause inflammation and certain foods decrease inflammation.

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Difference between nutritionists and dietitians?
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Though both dietitians and nutritionists focus on food nutrition knowledge, a dietitian is different from a nutritionist.

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Is dad bod a natural phenomenon or a warning sign of obesity?
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Obesity is commonly found in women aged between 65 to 84 years old (34.3%) and men aged 34 to 54 years old (34.1%). Is dad bod a natural phenomenon or a warning sign of obesity?

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Is intensive exercise the only way to lose weight?
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Successful weight loss depends on higher calories-burnt compared to calories-consumed, is intensive exercise the only way to lose weight?

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Summer exercise idea: Nordic walking
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Drink to lose weight: Is sparkling water as hydrating as regular water?
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Recently not feeling well, does a detox diet work for my body to improve general health?
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Learn about monkeypox (mpox)
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Monkeypox (mpox) is a rare zoonotic disease. Though the disease is not often to be reported in Hong Kong, it is something that we need to be aware of.

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Suspect myself of having Covid-19, what should I do?
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Omicron is a highly infectious disease. A recent review in the Lancet suggests that up to 90% of these cases will have no symptoms. For most of the cases, especially the vaccinated, it will be somewhere between a mild cold and serious flu. 

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Common Cold vs. Flu: What's the difference?
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Common cold and flu are both contagious respiratory illnesses, however, they caused by different virus.

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COVID-19 important data and timeline
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Important Data about COVID-19 current development

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FAQ on COVID-19 Vaccination for children and adolescents
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It is now recommended for children and adolescents who are yet to receive vaccination should get vaccinated as early as possible. The article covers most of the frequently asked questions with regards to vaccination for adolescents and children.

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Safeguard your breast health: Breast screenings
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Studies have shown that regular screening of women with no symptoms has decreased the number of women who die from breast cancer by approximately 45 percent.

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Learn about Pneumococcal infection
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Pneumococcal infection is caused by the bacteria Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcus). Understand the symptoms and how does it transmit and the risk factors.

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Cervical Cancer: A Preventable Disease
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Cervical Cancer is a largely preventable disease through awareness, screening and vaccination and is treatable if caught early.

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Women's Health: 50 years old and above
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Healthy aging is the goal when you have reached your fifties and beyond. Being devoted to your work and family for most of your life, now is the time to focus on your health.

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Women's Health: 35 to 49 years old
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In your 30s and 40s, you’re most likely to be the cornerstone at a different role, and probably busy juggling work, home, and family.

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Women's Health: Teens to 34 years old
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Most of the major transition in life was completed by women during this period, whether you’re starting a new job or living on your own for the first time or considering starting a family.

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Osteoporosis FAQs
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Osteoporosis is a disease in which the density and quality of bone are reduced. Often there are no symptoms until the first fracture occurs.

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Detecting Allergies
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The prevalence of food allergy has been estimated as more than 1-2 % but less than 10 % of the general population based on objective diagnostic methods.

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Cryotherapy in Primary Care Clinics
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This article describes the use of cryotherapy (often also called cryosurgery) for the treatment of skin conditions in primary care.

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) FAQs
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Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties.

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COVID-19 Testing FAQs
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People infected with COVID-19 can have a wide range of symptoms, ranging from being completely well, to being severely ill.

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Health in your 50s
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If you have reached your 50s, here are some screenings and vaccinations recommendation to help you prevent health conditions that are more common at this age.

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Dengue Fever FAQs
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Dengue fever has arrived in Hong Kong. We need to protect ourselves.

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