WebMD: The Pros and Cons

So it turns out the internet isn’t just for looking at pictures of cats (who knew?), you can also use it to diagnose your medical maladies. WebMD is one of numerous online diagnosis sites that have popped up in the last few years. If and when you’re sick, these sites allow you to list your symptoms and see what the probable causes are. This is…

The Health Risks for Children in Hong Kong

An increasing number of prosperous families and the increasing Westernisation of Eastern culture in Hong Kong has led to a decrease in instances of many illnesses through immunizations. However, increased industrialisation and Westernisation have also caused health problems for children in Hong Kong including a significant increase in the child obesity rate.

Air pollution causes a plethora…

The health risks in the Hong Kong workplace

Hong Kong is a busy city with a fast work pace, so there are quite a lot of health problems to consider. The pace of cities such as Hong Kong are becoming more chaotic, which can result in an increased amount of workload. People are working longer hours, and some even twenty four hours a day.

With longer working hours comes potential health problems, including those that can affect mental…

Hong Kong Water: Worthy or Worrisome?

Anyone unfortunate enough to have experienced the gurgling gush of copper-brown discharge from one of Hong Kong’s kitchen sinks can now rest a little easier; it turns out that tap water in Hong Kong isn’t nearly as foul as it sometimes appears. In the majority of cases, having unclean looking water is a result of living in a high-rise building.

Raw water from one of the twenty one treatment…

Mainlanders and their birth rights in Hong Kong

During the run up to the handover back in 1997, fear and uncertainty struck the local Hong Kong population with visions of the old Communist type lifestyle despite Central government's reassurance of a one country two systems ruling. TVB's The Funny Half Show, at the time, depicted local residents post 1997 reverting to wearing the Mao Cap and Mao suits, riding bicycles. The era saw Hong Kongers…

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