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Children 09 Oct 2019 | 6:00 AM

Many pregnant women pass this common virus on to their babies

Cytomegalovirus infection is the most common congenital infection in newborns, with the virus passing from an infected pregnant woman to her foetus.

Children 04 Jun 2018 | 4:00 PM

Economist claims 'terrible studies' feed conventional pregnancy wisdom

US economist, mother and author of 'Expecting Better', Emily Oster, claims that some of the most popular pregnancy and parenting advice are backed by unsubstantiated studies.

AseanPlus News 30 Apr 2018 | 11:34 PM

His DNA test for Down’s Syndrome benefited millions but raised ethical dilemma about designer babies. Now Dr Dennis Lo predicts Hong Kong is ready for biotech boom

In a three-part series, the Post talks to winners of the InnoStars Awards, organised by Our Hong Kong Foundation to recognise leaders and promote innovation. In the first part, we sit down with Dr Dennis Lo, a pioneer in DNA testing

Viewpoints 16 Apr 2017 | 6:23 AM

Haemoglobin variants and thalassaemia

Inherited conditions of haemoglobin are becoming an increasing health burden, with an estimated 7% of the world’s populations having the gene mutations.

Viewpoints 04 Dec 2016 | 6:55 AM

Understanding thalassaemia

Thalassaemia is the name for a group of inherited conditions that affect haemoglobin in red blood cells.

Children 30 Oct 2016 | 6:01 AM

Kids with water in the brain

Hydrocephalus is a condition in which there is an abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid within the brain, which is problematic.

Children 19 Jun 2016 | 6:55 AM

Tests for birth defects you should know about

There are a variety of tests available to help diagnose birth defects while the baby is still in the womb.

Children 14 Feb 2016 | 7:00 AM

A practical guide to Zika virus infection

Our columnist shares some facts and preventive methods related to the Zika virus outbreak.

Ask Dr G 03 Jan 2016 | 12:26 AM

Beginning or the end?

Even though CBAVD is not very common, statistics reveal it affects 1 to 2% of all men with infertility problems.

Children 23 Aug 2015 | 7:00 AM

This abdominal defect could risk your baby's health

Floating bowel happens when bowel flows outside a foetus’ abdomen and into the amniotic fluid. Find out how to detect this abdominal defect quickly.