With 8 per cent of Hong Kong children suffering from allergies, many parents avoid giving their kids many types of food. Varsity explores why this may not be a good measure and how some allergy tests available in the market are actually useless.
The mainland Chinese government is in charge of Hong Kong's foreign affairs, but some Hongkongers think their views are not being represented and have taken on "civic diplomacy" to tell the world about Hong Kong, through organising city tours, as well as musical performances and protests abroad.
Co-living has become a popular topic of discussion. It is a more affordable housing arrangement, and offers a community to be part of. It's also not just for young people. Varsity speaks to the elderly and former drug users to see how co-living has benefited them.
Robots have long been used in industry and manufacturing, but now, humanoid robots are being used to serve people in commercial and even domestic settings. Will these friendly robots one day replace us in the service industry as well?
The generation gap between the elderly and the young is often highlighted on social media and in the mainstream media. But while conflicts might be inevitable, resolving them is not impossible. Though they may harbour biases towards each other, the old and the young can take the initiative to respect and understand one another.
On buses, trains and in restaurants, young children can be seen playing on smartphones while their parents are otherwise engaged. Varsity meets up with parents, experts and an app developer to explore how technology affects children’s eye health.
A new non-invasive test for Down Syndrome in foetuses is safer and more accurate, and may some day wipe out the genetic disorder. Varsity chats with some members of the Downs community to find they live rich, meaningful lives and contribute fully in their workplaces.
Hong Kong people love Korean, American and European fashion, but what happened to our own local style? Varsity looks at how local fashion designers are struggling at home despite their international recognition.
Despite long working hours and low pay, the increasing number of foreign domestic helpers in Hong Kong find ways to enjoy a rich social life on their days off.
There's more you can do to live an eco-friendly lifestyle than just recycling your waste. Here are some Hongkongers who go a bit further to be green.