Air pollution in Hong Kong and pregnancy: are you at risk?

Expats that come from cleaner parts of the world might notice that air pollution in Hong Kong affects their health in many ways. You might be experiencing skin problems, breathing problems or headaches and dizziness. These are the short term effects of air pollution exposure but are there any risks to pregnant women? Can such …

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How to choose the best Hong Kong family insurance: 5 helpful tips

Hong Kong is truly one of Asia’s best expat locations to raise a family; it’s safe, international, and features a diverse selection of schools. The city’s healthcare system also ranks among the top countries in the world, and comprises of 12 private and 42 public hospitals to serve its population of over 7.3 million people. …

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Internet challenges: Would your health insurance cover the risks?

Parents of Hong Kong, take heed. Maybe not today, and maybe not tomorrow, but someday… your child is going to do something dumb. What’s even worse is that this dumb thing they do is going to happen because somebody on the internet did the same dumb thing. Now, we’re all familiar with the realities of …

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Getting pregnant over age 40 in Hong Kong

When it comes to medical issues in Hong Kong, we have seen many trends that are affecting other places in the world that are highly developed socially and economically. So called ‘lifestyle diseases’ of ‘affluenza’ are becoming ever more prominent, as we see expanding waistlines and chronic diseases developing due to sedentary lifestyles and poor …

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