Volume 45, Number 11
November 2016

Reproduced with permission from: A/Prof Chen Fun Gee

“Every great achievement is but a small peak in the mountain range of contributions.”

Dale T Mortensen (1939 – 2014)
American economist

Marijuana Abuse in Singapore

Marijuana has taken the spotlight in recent years fuelled by calls by some governments1 to legalise and permit its use for medical purpose, and...

Prevalence and Risk Factors of Caregiver Dependence among Older Adults in a Southeast Asian Population

Globally, people are living longer and it has been estimated that the number of people aged 60 years and above will more than double,...

Attitudes and Concerns of Diabetic Patients towards Bariatric Surgery as Treatment of Diabetes

The world is currently facing an epidemic of type 2 diabetes mellitus and obesity. Type 2 diabetes is one of the fastest growing diseases...

Sleep Patterns and Dysfunctions in Children with Learning Problems

Sleep problems in preschool children are common and they are even more prevalent and persistent in children with learning disabilities. In addition to causing...

Drainless Parotidectomies versus Conventional Parotidectomies: Randomised Control Study on Efficacy and Safety

The use of fibrin sealant for parotid surgery without drains has been described as having cost saving benefits and obviating drain-related morbidities. It is...


Review on Epidemic of Obesity

Rationale for Redefining Obesity in Asians