Volume 45, Number 9
September 2016

Reproduced with permission from: Dr Kong Hwai Loong

“Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light.”

Helen Keller  (1880 – 1968)
American author

The 2016 Outbreak of Zika in Singapore

The eponymous Zika virus (ZIKV) originated from Africa, and was discovered incidentally in rhesus macaques in the Zika forest in Uganda in 1947 as...

Diabetes Health Profile-18 is Reliable, Valid and Sensitive in Singapore

Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a global burden; in Asia, its prevalence will significantly increase in the next few decades. In addition, it...

Predictors of Acute, Rehabilitation and Total Length of Stay in Acute Stroke: A Prospective Cohort Study

Stroke is a major cause of morbidity and disability worldwide. It is also the most common diagnosis for inpatient rehabilitation admission in Singapore and...

Quality of Life in Obstructive Sleep Apnoea: A Role for Oxygen Desaturation Indices?

Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is a disease with significant morbidity affecting up to 10% of adults.1 It is characterised by recurrent episodes of upper...

A Brief History of the Biology of Sleep

Glaswegian physician, Dr Robert Macnish, was half right when he stated in ‘The Philosophy of Sleep’ that “sleep exists in two states; in the...


Review on Epidemic of Obesity

Rationale for Redefining Obesity in Asians