This article discusses approaches to Alzheimers prevention, including every day things people can do for themselves.
If you are over 50 years old and think you may have had chickenpox before, I advise you to get the Shingles vaccine, which is recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). The trouble is, after getting chickenpox, this virus tends to hang around in our nervous system as a person with a history of chickenpox […]
Beat the Flu and face the New Year with increased energy and immunity Are the holiday festivities taking a toll on your health? Are you tired of catching each cold going around? While the holiday season can be fun, it is often at the cost of our health; staying up late, drinking and […]
… and has risen tenfold in recent decades in the West. IN THIS ARTICLE WE’LL DISCUSS BOTH THE WESTERN MEDICAL AND INDIGENOUS WISDOM POINT OF VIEW, AS WELL AS PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS FOR PREVENTION. With life expectancy extending to the eighties, we Hong Kong general practitioners are all increasingly prevention orientated. Regular check-ups at your family […]
According to China’s latest statistics, the number of confirmed H7N9 cases in the country had surged to 91, with 17 deaths, as of the evening of Friday 19th April.
A healthy Body Mass Index (BMI) was previously thought to be a very good indication of your risks for cardiovascular disease, but more recent research has shown that a healthy range BMI can be quite misleading. One study presented at the 2012 European Society of Cardiology Congress reviewed several studies that showed belly fat, also known as visceral […]
Plan for a safe and happy vacation this summer with these eight doctor-recommended tips: 1. Vaccinations As a doctor in Hong Kong for the last 25 years, I have regularly seen adults and their children back from travel, having caught preventable diseases that they assumed no longer existed. The following vaccinations are available and if […]
Cervical Cancer Vaccine Lowers Risk Cervical cancer is becoming more prevalent amongst the under 30s in the UK and as a result, there is a changing trend in cervical cancer recommendations. We’ve long known that pap smears have been an effective tool in reducing cervical cancer, however even after more than quarter of a century of […]
Heart disease is the number one killer of women age 35 and older…. More women actually die of heart attack (or AMI, Acute Myocardial Infarction) than breast cancer alone. Several factors that increase the risk have been identified. The more risk factors a woman has, the greater her risk of having a heart attack. While […]