To identify, initiate and support the healthcare, health education and physical fitnessactivities in order to promote health awareness in the community. Also provide advice andassist patients for medical treatment both locally and abroad when required.

Ref: CHB/News Bulletin/005/2012 


There has been a reported outbreak of malaria and so the reason of this Newsflash. 

There is no particular season for malaria, but it has been found that incidence is particularly high during or after the rainy season.

malaria_1Malaria is mosquito-borne infectious disease of humans caused by a parasite of the genus Plasmodium. Historical records suggest malaria has infected humans since the beginning of mankind. The name "mal aria" (meaning "bad air" in Italian) was first used in English in 1740 by H. Walpole when describing the disease. The term was shortened to "malaria" in the 20th Century.

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Ref: CHB/News Bulletin/004/2012

"Show you care, Be Aware"

Causes of Cancers

cancerCancer grows out of normal cells in the body. Normal cells multiply when the body needs them, and die when the body doesn't need them. Cancer appears to occur when the growth of cells in the body is out of control and cells divide too quickly. It can also occur when cells forget how to die. Cells are the building blocks of living things.

There are many different kinds of cancers. Cancer can develop in almost any organ or tissue, such as the lung, colon, breast, skin, bones, or nerve tissue.

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Ref: CHB/News Bulletin/004/2012

"When Sweet becomes Sour"

Diabetic Eye Disease
"Of all the senses, sight must be the most delightful." - Helen Keller

Diabetes And Cataracts?

diabetes_4aThe either constant or episodic high blood sugars that a diabetic is exposed to causes the lens of diabetic patients to swell. Over time this causes changes in the lens that cause it to become less transparent.

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Ref: CHB/News Bulletin/003/2012

Diabetic Foot Disease 

Diabetic foot is a term used to describe the various complications that occur in the feet of diabetics. This includes the formation of ulcers in the feet and infection of the feet. Diabetic feet complications if not picked up early can lead to devastating conditions which may lead either to amputation of the limb or even death.

Types of damage to diabetic feet:

diabetes_3aAs described earlier in this article, the high blood sugars of diabetics cause damage to their blood vessels. In the feet, which are the furthest part of the body from the heart, the poor blood supply to the tissues that results, predisposes diabetics to the formation of ulcers at pressure points. Similar ulcers can also occur in the feet of people who smoke and those with high cholesterol. These ulcers are termed vascular ulcers and occur due to poor oxygenation of the tissues. Obviously a diabetic whose sugars are uncontrolled, who smokes and has a high cholesterol is more at risk of vascular ulcer formation.

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Ref: CHB/News Bulletin/002/2012

DIABETES AND YOU –Diabetes can cause many complications and can lead to Kidney disease and failure, heart problems, eye sight loss and also complications in feet.

Diabetic Kidney Disease

diabetes_2_aJust like elsewhere in the body the kidneys of diabetics are in danger of being affected by the high sugars. Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure in the world. 40% of type 1 diabetics develop kidney failure within thirty years of the onset of their disease. 12% of Type 2 diabetics' kidneys are already slightly affected by diabetes by the time they are diagnosed. This is because Type 2 diabetes is often an initially silent disease often only found coincidentally when a doctor decides to check for it.

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