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Volume 48, Number 8
August 2019

Photo courtesy of Fuzis, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

“Ev’n now the setting sun and shifting clouds,
Seen, Greenwich, from thy lovely heights, declare
How just, how beauteous the refractive law.”

“To the Memory of Sir Isaac Newton”
James Thomson (1700 – 1748)
English author

First, Do No Harm: Why Breastfeeding Matters

World Breastfeeding Week—celebrated internationally between 1st and 7th August every year—is an event supported by the United Nations Children’s Fund and the World Health Organization. It aims...

Palliative Care Awareness Among Advanced Cancer Patients and Their Family Caregivers in Singapore

Cancer is the primary cause of death in Singapore and accounts for 30% of all deaths.1 Patients with advanced cancer suffer from many problems including pain,...

Impact of Knowledge and Attitudes on Lifestyle Practices in Preventing Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease that affects the body’s metabolism of sugar. Type 2 diabetes involves insulin resistance and is preventable. Worldwide, type 2 diabetes accounts...

Occam’s Razor or Hickam’s Dictum: A Case of Myopathy Double Trouble

Dear Editor, In clinical practice, Occam’s Razor is a principle that can usually be applied to diagnose patients with rare neuromuscular conditions. However, a second aetiology needs to...

Partial Patella Tendon Tear in a Middle-Aged Man with No Previous Knee Injuries: A Non-Surgical Approach

Dear Editor, Patella tendon (PT) rupture is an uncommon cause of anterior knee pain1 and is reportedly 6 times less frequent than patellar fracture, making it a...

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