Volume 46, Number 3
March 2017

Reproduced with permission from: Dr Nausheen Edwin Doctor

“And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain, there would be no rainbow.”

Gilbert K Chesterton (1874 – 1936)
English writer

Asthma in Singapore: Past, Present and Future

The story of asthma in Singapore over the past 50 years mirrors the history of Singapore as it progressed from a third world to...

Awareness and Attitudes of Community-Dwelling Individuals in Singapore towards Participating in Advance Care Planning

Advance care planning (ACP) involves discussions between healthcare professionals, patients and their families or carers about the patient’s wishes and future healthcare plans. ACP...

Comorbid Diabetes and Depression among Older Adults – Prevalence, Correlates, Disability and Healthcare Utilisation

Data from studies across the world suggest that diabetes mellitus (DM) is common among those belonging to the older age group. According to a...

Predictors and Moderators of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder: An Investigation of Anxiety Sensitivity and Resilience in Individuals with Chronic Pain

Traumatic events and the way in which people cope with them play a crucial role in the development of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Due...

A Training Model for Introducing a Novel Surgical Procedure into Clinical Practice: Our Experience on Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy for Achalasia

Peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) is a treatment for achalasia which can potentially obviate the need for intra- abdominal surgery, whilst at the same time,...


Review on Epidemic of Obesity

Rationale for Redefining Obesity in Asians