Getting simple screenings like cardiovascular health, high blood pressure, and age-appropriate cancers could help doctors to arrange treatment for potentially fatal conditions.
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?
Most invasive wrinkle treatments on the market involve injecting botulinum toxin to smooth out dynamic muscles, reducing wrinkles caused by muscle movements.
You may ignore the necessity of sunscreen on cloudy days as our skin will be damaged by ultraviolet rays any day.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
(English version will be available soon) 人類乳頭瘤病毒（HPV）常見會引致子宮頸癌，但不代表男士不會受感染。
(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。
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".
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.
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.
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.
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?
High-risk individuals with underlying health conditions, such as diabetes patients, are at risk for more severe complications from flu than the general public.
Stiff-person syndrome is an autoimmune and neurological disorder that causes rigidity and spasms in the trunk and limbs.
The Hong Kong Government provides vouchers to pay for private primary healthcare services to eligible persons.
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.
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.
During autumn and winter, cases of sudden death caused by myocardial infarction are more common. The public should be careful to prevent heart attacks.
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".
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.
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.
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.
Successful weight loss depends on higher calories-burnt compared to calories-consumed, is intensive exercise the only way to lose weight?
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?
Though both dietitians and nutritionists focus on food nutrition knowledge, a dietitian is different from a nutritionist.
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.
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.
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.
Obesity is neither an external nor a cosmetic worry byt an urgent health concern. (Chinese only)
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.
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?
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.
Common cold and flu are both contagious respiratory illnesses, however, they caused by different virus.
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.
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.
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.
Tips in helping you start a heart-healthy life.
A family doctor is a community-based healthcare provider, which provides continual and comprehensive health care service.
How to find out bladder cancer at early stage? (Chinese version only)
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.
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.
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.
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.
Food additives are found in all processed foods these days and a good percentage of our foods are now processed.
Inflammation is a key factor behind many diseases and poor function in the human body. Certain foods cause inflammation and certain foods decrease inflammation.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is very common in a city like Hong Kong.
Gluten is a protein found in wheat. Removal of Gluten / Wheat from your diet can have many great health benefits.
To get rid of yeast in the body, it is important to go on a sugar free diet to starve the yeast.
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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