PUBLISHED : Sunday, 30 July, 2000, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 30 July, 2000, 12:00am

MEDICAL advice for your family, parents and children, is now available through the Internet. Several medical sites have sprung up in Hong Kong, including www.ehealthcareasia.com and www.healthinasia.com. But the one that seems most relevant to families living here is www.healthinfohk.com. This site is written by the doctors of a large Hong Kong practice and is targeted specifically at Hong Kong people and their families.

Information on whether Hong Kong drinking water is safe; whether a reported MMR vaccine and autism link should be taken seriously; how to avoid SIDS (sudden cot death); tips for pregnant mothers; whether vitamins are really necessary; and other issues are most useful for families living here.

This site also takes a holistic view, presenting Western viewpoints, traditional Chinese medicine, and functional medicine (a new and exciting way of getting your body to function at optimal levels by having the correct vitamin, mineral and nutritional status). Besides being at the forefront of medical news in Hong Kong (if there is an outbreak of rubella, for example, you can be sure of finding out more about it) this site also offers reassuring advice for parents - like how to give medicine properly and what to do when your child has a fever. Definitely one worth monitoring regularly.