Volume 45, Number 5
May 2016

Reproduced with permission from: Dr John Chia Whay Kuang

“It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves. 

Edmund Hillary (1919 – 2008)
New Zealand explorer

Social Support for Older Adults—A Bane or a Boon for their Health?

Older, compared to younger, adults are more likely to experience physical and cognitive impairment and functional limitations, which may limit their daily activities. Consequently,...

Prevalence and Correlates of Internet Gaming Problem among Internet Users: Results from an Internet Survey

The internet has become indispensable to societies across the world as it continually creates new ways for people to communicate, congregate, and share information....

Prevalence of Tobacco Smoking and Accuracy of Self-Reporting in Pregnant Women at a Public Hospital for Women and Children

The adverse effects of smoking in pregnancy have been well documented. Apart from general health risks, expectant women who smoke are also at an...

A Retrospective Review of Imaging and Operative Modalities Performed in Patients with Primary Hyperparathyroidism at a Mid-Volume Surgical Centre in Southeast Asia

Primary hyperparathyroidism is a common cause of hypercalcaemia, particularly in the ambulatory setting with an estimated prevalence of 1 to 4 cases per 1000...

The Impact of Education Reform: An Asian Medical School’s Experience

The Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine of the National University of Singapore (NUS Medicine) is the first medical school in Singapore and was...


Review on Epidemic of Obesity

Rationale for Redefining Obesity in Asians