Volume 47, Number 1
January 2018

Reproduced with permission from: Anonymous

Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.”

Langston Hughes (1902-1967)
American poet

Braille and the Need to Innovate for the Blind

It’s been almost 200 years since Louis Braille—who lost his vision as a child—invented the tactile writing system that is now used all over...

Predictors of General Functioning and Correlates of Quality of Life: A Cross-Sectional Study among Psychiatric Outpatients

Having a mental illness or poor mental health can impede an individual’s capacity to realise his/her potential, work productivity and ability to make meaningful...

Projection of Eye Disease Burden in Singapore

Singapore, like many countries, has a rapidly ageing population. The proportion of residents aged 65 years and above is expected to increase by 207% from...

Can Robots Accelerate the Learning Curve for Surgical Training? An Analysis of Residents and Medical Students

Surgical traineeship has traditionally been based on a master apprentice model where learning takes place in the operating theatre. This approach has changed significantly...

Clinical and Reproductive Outcomes Following Hysteroscopic Adhesiolysis for Asherman Syndrome in an Asian Population

Women with Asherman syndrome present with menstrual abnormalities, subfertility or recurrent pregnancy loss, as a result of intrauterine adhesions. There may be a geographical...


Review on Epidemic of Obesity

Rationale for Redefining Obesity in Asians