Volume 47, Number 5
May 2018

Reproduced with permission from: Anonymous

“It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness.”

Lucius Annaeus Seneca (4 BC – AD 65)
Roman philosopher

Body, Heart and Mind: The Battle Against Tobacco Continues

Tobacco use continues to impact health on a global scale. In 2015, 11.5% of all deaths worldwide (or a total of 6.4 million deaths)...

Is Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy for Asian Super Obese a Safe and Effective Procedure?

The obesity epidemic is a major public health concern worldwide. In Singapore, 8.6% of the population has a body mass index (BMI) ≥30 kg/m2...

Yellow Fever – What It Means for Singapore

Yellow fever (YF) is an arthropod-borne viral haemorrhagic disease transmitted by Aedes aegypti and Hemagogus mosquitoes, belonging to the flavivirus family which includes dengue,...

An Initial Experience Comparing Robotic Total Mesorectal Excision (RTME) and Transanal Total Mesorectal Excision (taTME) for Low Rectal Tumours

Laparoscopic surgery is widely used for the surgical treatment of rectal cancer. However, very low rectal cancer presents with special difficulty. Laparoscopic dissection beyond...

Neuroimaging in Juvenile Alexander Disease: Tumour-like Brainstem Lesions

Alexander disease (AD) is a progressive degenerative leukodystrophy, which typically presents in infancy. Neonatal, juvenile and adult-onset forms of AD are relatively rare, with...


Review on Epidemic of Obesity

Rationale for Redefining Obesity in Asians