Benefits of leisure-related physical activity and association between sedentary time and risk for hypertension and type 2 diabetes
Diabetes mellitus and hypertension are serious public health issues. Approximately 451 million individuals worldwide aged 18–99 years were living with diabetes in 2017, and...
Promoting physical activity for population health
The chronic disease burden has risen globally. In Singapore, between 2007 and 2021, the crude prevalence of hyperlipidaemia (8.2–13.9%), hypertension (12.7–15.7%) and diabetes (4.9–6.9%)...
Association between body mass index, body image and self-esteem with sexual function: A survey of young women in Singapore
Satisfaction with sexual activity is a good predictor of global life satisfaction.1 Problems with sexual function can lead to lower partner satisfaction and affect...
Self-esteem and positive body image to overcome female sexual dysfunction
Human sexuality is arguably one of the main pillars of health, like nutrition and sleep. Improvements in diagnostic and therapeutic biotechnologies have enabled focus...
Transitional care strategies at emergency department for elderly patients: A multicentre study in Singapore
In Singapore, greater efforts are being directed towards developing an integrated health and social ecosystem under the new Healthier SG strategy announced by the...
Artificial intelligence innovation in healthcare: Relevance of reporting guidelines for clinical translation from bench to bedside
Artificial intelligence (AI) and digital innovation have revolutionised many sectors and industries, prominently including healthcare during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.1 For example,...
Letter to the Editor
Real-world challenges when facilitating terminal discharge in Singapore
Dear Editor, During the Ministry of Health workplan seminar held on 2 June 2022, Minister Ong Ye Kung expounded the notion of a good death...
Letter to the Editor
Suboptimal adherence to medical therapy in patients undergoing lower limb angioplasty in Singapore
Dear Editor, Chronic limb-threatening ischaemia (CLTI) is the advanced stage of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and patients with this condition face a very high risk...
Challenges with mainstreaming genetic testing for metastatic prostate cancer treatment in Singapore
Compared with other solid tumours, patients with metastatic prostate cancer typically have better survival in the range of years.1 The long survival translates to...
An approach to genetic testing in patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer in Singapore
Prostate cancer is the fifth most common cancer in Asian men, and with its rising incidence, is emerging as a health priority in Asia.1...
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