Volume 41, Number 8

August 2012

Breastfeeding: Preserving a Human Instinct

Breastfeeding is an unequalled way of providing ideal food for the healthy growth and development of infants. It is also an integral part of...

Smoking and Nicotine Dependence in Singapore: Findings from a Cross-Sectional Epidemiological Study

Tobacco is the leading cause of preventable death and is the fourth most common risk factor for disease. Nearly 6 million deaths occur worldwide...

Unused Arteriovenous Grafts as a Source of Chronic Infection in Haemodialysed Patients with Relevance to Diagnosis of Fluorodeoxyglucose PET/CT Examination

As a primary dialysis access, autologous, arteriovenous fistulas (AVF) is recommended in Europe and in North America. In patients who lack a suitable autologous...

National Health Survey on the Prevalence of Urinary Abnormalities in the Population: then and now (1975 to 2012)

In the planning of a tuberculosis prevalence survey in Singapore in 1975, it was decided to include a urine examination of the respondents using...

Prospective Evaluation of Argon Gas Probe Delivery for Cryotherapy of Bone Tumours

Cold therapy has been used for thousands of years by the ancient Egyptians and later Hippocrates. The beginning of cryosurgery in modern medicine was...