Category Archives: Babies/ Children

How to boost fertility and IVF success (what your doctor isn’t telling you)

Planning for a successful pregnancy? Many couples are encouraged, after a few months of trying without success, to consider assisted reproductive technology (ART) such as IUI or IVF. Though these fertility procedures help bring the sperm and egg (closer) together, they … Continue reading

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How to support your immune system to prevent the flu

In an effort to curb seasonal influenza, the Hong Kong government has announced that all kindergartens and childcare centres will close starting tomorrow, one week ahead of the Chinese New Year holiday. Besides getting the flu vaccine, what else can … Continue reading

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Unsafe levels of cancer-linked herbicide found in oatmeal and other breakfast foods

  Instant oatmeal, granola bars and cereals are among foods tested and found to contain potentially harmful amounts of glyphosate, a herbicide linked to cancer by California state scientists and the World Health Organization (Click here to read about chemical company Monsanto … Continue reading

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What is hypothyroidism and how can it affect your fertility?

Hypothyroidism is a health condition in which your thyroid doesn’t produce enough hormones needed for metabolism and energy. Your metabolism affects your body’s temperature, your heartbeat and how well you burn calories. When you have hypothyroidism, you become tired and sluggish … Continue reading

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Early exposure to microbes may prevent childhood cancer

It turns out that early exposure to common microbes (germs!) in newborns and babies helps to protect them against acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (aka A.L.L.), the most common form of childhood cancer, later on in life. According to Professor Mel Greaves, … Continue reading

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Tantrums? Refusal to listen? Anxiety? Help your child develop self-regulation.

Even as adults, we sometimes struggle with managing our emotions and mood (just think of the last time you met someone who had road rage or was impatient- or the last time you irritably lost control…). And yet, as parents, … Continue reading

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Mediterranean diet may increase fertility and IVF success

It turns out that eating a Mediterranean diet is not only good for your heart and brain, but it may also boost fertility and IVF success. A recent study from Human Reproduction concluded that women who consumed a Mediterranean diet had significantly … Continue reading

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Protect your health and strengthen your immune system, naturally

Between May and July 2017, more than 300 severe flu cases were reported by Hong Kong’s Centre for Health Protection, compared with 50 in the same period last year. Experts say mutations in the influenza virus were to blame, meaning that … Continue reading

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Stress and Anxiety in (Hong Kong) Children

According to a 2015 study, 27.8% of Hong Kong’s primary school children have anxiety symptoms so severe that professional help is warranted. 5-year-olds complaining of tummy aches without apparent cause, 8-year-olds having trouble falling asleep or suddenly refusing to go … Continue reading

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Dry drowning or delayed drowning: know the signs

Though extremely rare, a 4-year-old boy died of drowning days after he went swimming in the USA last month. The suspected cause of death was reported to be “dry drowning” at the time. “Dry drowning” and “secondary drowning” aren’t actual … Continue reading

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