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Volume 46, Number 6
June 2017

Reproduced with permission from: A/Prof Chen Fun Gee

“An unfree mind is just like a windmill inside the bell jar!”

Mehmet Murat Ildan (1965)
Turkish playwright and novelist

Comparison of the Proportion and Healthcare Utilisation of Adult Patients with Uncontrolled Severe Asthma versus Non-Severe Asthma Seen in a Southeast Asian Hospital-Based Respiratory Specialist Clinic

A 40-year-old Malay gentleman presented to the dermatology clinic after an abrupt onset of an itchy rash over his trunk 2 days after attending...

An Ecologic Study of Trends in the Prevalence of Myopia in Chinese Adults in Singapore Born from the 1920s to 1980s

Myopia is a significant public health problem. The prevalence of myopia is increasing substantially worldwide, particularly in east and southeast Asian urban areas, where...

Predicting Pneumonia in Acute Ischaemic Stroke: Comparison of Five Prediction Scoring Models

Pneumonia is a major cause of mortality, prolonged hospital stay and poor functional outcome when occurring immediately after acute ischaemic stroke (AIS). Pneumonia is...

Return to Work is an Important Therapeutic Goal

Sickness absence within the Singapore workforce has risen over the past decade. The proportion of employees who took outpatient sick leave rose from 49.3%...

Do Obstetric Patients Opt to Undergo General Anaesthesia to Avoid Being Conscious Despite Safer Alternatives? Pancreatic Panniculitis Sans Pancreatitis in a Patient with Diabetic Ketoacidosis

Anaesthesia today comes in many forms, ranging from a local injection of anaesthetics to numb the skin, a nerve block to provide anaesthesia to...


Review on Epidemic of Obesity

Rationale for Redefining Obesity in Asians


Prevalence of perceived weight-based stigmatisation in a multiethnic Asian population

Employers’ attitudes towards employing people with mental health conditions

Periodontal disease and systemic health: An update for medical practitioners