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Marijuana ease goes through but still much to settle

Marijuana users can breathe a little easier tonight, as the amendment to the Misuse of Drugs Act sailed through the House of Representatives with bipartisan support. Both Leader of the [...]

Chris Roggema died naturally in bushes

Last week we told you the story of sixty-nine year old Norwegian-Belizean businessman Chris Rogemma who went to scout a property in St Margaret’s Village in the west and got [...]

Healthy Living: Avoiding a Stroke

Many consider a stroke to be a silent killer. The truth is that a stroke may not always lead to loss of life but it can disrupt or destroy the [...]

K.H.M.H. ‘Poor a Blood;’ Suspend Elective Surgeries

If you have an elective surgery scheduled at the K.H.M.H. – they say it will not happen because all elective surgeries have been suspended due to the lack of blood [...]

Why Was Santa Elena’s German Flores Beaten into Coma?

Twenty-seven-year-old German Flores, a resident of Hill View area in Santa Elena, is clinging to life at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital tonight, after being beaten to a bloody pulp [...]

M.O.H. Says No ‘Pink Eye’ Relief from Eye Drops

As we reported on Thursday, cases of conjunctivitis experienced an epidemic-level spike in the last month, after trailing 2016 for the first nine months of the year. In the last [...]

Health Ministry Warns About Re-Infection and Public Behaviour

The other concern, especially when it comes to ‘pink eye’s’ fast spread, is behaviour in public places and while traveling. The ministry, according to Doctor Manzanero, is closely working with [...]

C-Section Emergency at Southern Regional: Call for Anesthesiologists

Since the beginning of the week, reports to News Five are that the Southern Regional Hospital in Dangriga saw several patients walk out after being informed that there was no [...]

‘Pinkeye’ Fells 7 at B.E.R.T.

With more than nine thousand cases of conjunctivitis reported in the last month, chances are you know someone suffering with ‘pinkeye.’ But what happens if that someone is working in [...]

Don’t Chase B.E.R.T. Ambulances for Non-Emergencies

A press release from the organization issued on Thursday advises the general public to minimize non-emergency calls to BERT until the situation is stabilized, but notes that emergency services remain [...]

Solving Ugly Sight of Dead Bodies Carted Off by Police

Ever wondered why Belize Emergency Response Team doesn’t pick up dead bodies from homes or murder scenes? The image of a police vehicle carrying the covered dead body as relatives [...]

M.O.H. Says Pink Eye Cases Have Not Peaked – 9,000 in a Month

This evening, following meetings with the Pan American Health Organization and gathering of formal reports, Director of Health Services Dr. Marvin Manzanero updated News Five with the very latest statistics [...]

Survivors Gather to Launch Anti-Cancer Flyer

Every year in May, Belizeans are reminded of one of the most deadly diseases affecting citizens – cancer. The threats and risks are numerous and there are several types of [...]

Healthy Living Reviews Pink Eye Plan

We know you may be tired of hearing about the eye infection sweeping across the country. But it is not a time to let your guard down. The public health [...]

How Not to Go Overboard Mentally at Work

On Tuesday, Belize joined the rest of the world to observe Mental Health Day. And as we reported, this year the focus is on mental health in the work place. [...]

Mental Health Day shines spotlight on the workplace

October tenth is celebrated as World Mental Health Day across the globe. The day is used to bring stakeholders together to talk about their work and what more needs to [...]

Midwives convene for education training

The Caribbean Midwifery Association and Belize’s Ministry of Health conducted two days of training starting on Thursday for persons practicing the important process of midwifery – assisting expectant mothers through [...]

Guest pro ‘builder Vonne Francis in town to steal the show

Vonne Francis is a three-time Central American and Caribbean champion and joined the pro ranks in 2007. While he is not here to officially compete, he doesn’t mind an opportunity [...]

Healthy Living Assesses ‘Pink Eye’ Outbreak

September may have been the month of celebration, but this year it was also the beginning of a rapidly spreading conjunctivitis or pink eye epidemic. The latest information from the [...]

‘Pink Eye’ Rises and So Do Prices for Medication

The country is battling an outbreak of conjunctivitis – or what is better known as ‘pink-eye’. The outbreak is also affecting Mexico, Panama and Costa Rica. And while the Ministry [...]

School to Stay Open Despite Pink Eye Threat

On Thursday, News Five received information that a school in Ladyville had been affected by the ongoing outbreak of conjunctivitis, commonly known as “pink eye.” The viral or bacterial infection [...]

Healthy Living: What You Should Ask Your Pharmacist

They are one of the key members of your healthcare team yet we very often simplify their role in our care. After seeing the doctor and getting your diagnosis; you’re [...]

How to Avoid the Contagious ‘Pink Eye’

Severe cases of conjunctivitis remain on the rise across the country, as infections among adults and children continue to spread.  Pink eye, as it is commonly known, is a swelling [...]

Hygiene and Prompt Treatment Important

Prevention of pink eye is partly by hand washing and treatment depends on the underlying cause.  In the majority of viral cases, there is no specific treatment; however, most cases [...]

Pink Eye Attack in North and West

There is an outbreak of pink eye that is spreading quickly across the region.  While the rash of conjunctivitis has taken hold in neighboring Mexico, dozens of cases are also [...]