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Volume 45, Number 4
April 2016

Reproduced with permission from: Benjamin YC Tan

“Character develops itself in the stream of life. 

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 – 1832)
German poet

Dengue Disease Modelling and Forecasting: Utility and Limitations

In a joint statement issued earlier this year, the National Environment Agency (NEA) and Ministry of Health (MOH) announced that dengue cases this year...

Prevalence of Depression among Older Adults—Results from the Well-being of the Singapore Elderly Study

Depression is a significant public health issue across all sociodemographic groups and is identified as a common and serious mental health problem particularly among...

Elderly Hospitalised Patients—The Impact of Itch and its Prevalence

Pruritus, or itching, is an uncomfortable sensation often leading to the urge to scratch. Although it is the commonest symptom in patients presenting to...

Alcohol Use Disorders amongst Inpatients in a General Hospital in Singapore: Estimated Prevalence, Rates of Identifi cation and Intervention

Alcohol consumption is common worldwide. Global prevalence rates of alcohol use disorders (AUD) i.e. alcohol dependence and alcohol abuse according to ‘Text Revision’ of...

Zika Virus: An Evolving Public Health Threat

Zika virus (ZIKV), a relatively unknown arbovirus, has suddenly come under the spotlight of the media and is causing major concern in public health,...


Review on Epidemic of Obesity

Rationale for Redefining Obesity in Asians


Investigating the stressors and coping mechanisms of students in medical school:...

Eosinophilic esophagitis and immunoglobulin E-mediated food allergy

Poor survival rate of pregnancy-associated breast cancer in Asian countries