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Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A Holistic Approach

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World Kidney Day 2012: Renal Transplantation

The slogan for this year’s World Kidney Day is Donate – Kidneys for Life – Receive, which focuses on the positive outcomes of kidney...

Recognising the Many Faces of Cancer

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Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is inherited as an X-linked recessive disorder which affects 1 in 3600 to 6000 live male births and is the...

Better Hand Hygiene Means Safer Care

The 1st World Health Organization (WHO) Global Patient Safety Challenge, “Clean Care is Safer Care”, was launched in October 2005. Since then, Prof Didier...

Residency Programmes in Singapore—Challenges Ahead

Transitioning from the specialist training system of the United Kingdom (UK) to the Residency system of the United States of America, Singapore1 is in...

Antimicrobial Stewardship: The Next Big Thing?

Antimicrobial drug resistance is recognized as a global problem; as such, The World Health Organization dedicated World Health Day on April 7 2011 to...

Clinician Scientists in Public Sector Hospitals—Why and How?

The Singapore Biomedical Sciences (BMS) initiative was launched in June 2000 to develop the Biomedical Sciences cluster as one of the key pillars of...

Population-based Healthcare: The Experience of a Regional Health System

Asian populations are experiencing a much faster rate of ageing compared to western countries. Western countries such as France and the United States took...

High Glycaemic Index (GI) of Asian Diet—What are the Clinical Implications?

Traditional Asian diets are characterised and dominated by high-glycaemic carbohydrates with primarily rice as the staple grain. Studies have shown that Asian rice, rice...

Unprofessional Doctors—Are They Really Born This Way?

• Ms M, a third-year medical student, posts a derogative comment on her Facebook account about a patient undergoing her fourth termination of pregnancy. •...
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