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Fighting Stigma and Discrimination over H.I.V.

The National AIDS Commission is hosting a series of training sessions to sensitize key sectors in HIV stigma and discrimination. The sessions started on Tuesday with media personnel and will [...]

BFLA hosts health fair

If you haven’t done any of your health checks for the New Year, Saturday may be a good time to start.  The Belize Family Life Association is hosting its first [...]

Tarell Sutherland’s fight against skin condition continues

For years, we have been following Tarell Sutherland. He is the young boy who was born with a rare skin condition that is incurable. Despite this prognosis, his family has [...]

How to break bad habits in New Year on Healthy Living

English writer Samuel Johnson once said, “The chains of habit are too weak to be felt, until they are too strong to be broken.” – You’ll definitely know this if [...]

In Belize District, Residents Not Feeling Very Well

The Central Health Region has released the second part of its bi-annual health bulletin for the Belize District for 2016. The data, which is pulled from the Belize Health Information [...]

Babies Doing Better after Central Region Intervention

The Central Health Region also released the latest data on the infant mortality rate for the Belize District in 2016 and there is some good news to report. In 2015, [...]

Dengue Down in 2016; Women are Majority Affected by Zika in District

Another key set of numbers released for the Belize District are the numbers for the vector borne diseases. The Environmental Health Unit at Central Health Region continues to monitor the [...]

Healthy Living: Do “Fad Diets” Cut Weight Faster?

So we’ve all heard of the military diet, the alkaline diet, grapefruit diet, and the cabbage soup diet, all that seem to be popular here in Belize when we want [...]

What’s Your Healthy New Year’s Resolution?

Committing to acts of self improvement or making resolutions is a common tradition that many undertake to start a new year. It’s commonly cited that only eight percent of people [...]

Healthy Living: How to Avoid a Heart Attack for Christmas

Christmastime is said to be a period of joy and merriment; where families come together and celebrate and build memories with their loved ones. The kids look forward to see [...]

Prime Minister Has Colonic Ulcer, Hopes it’s Not Cancer

Prime Minister Dean Barrow returned home to Belize on Saturday night, following a week-long trip to New York where he met with a team of structuring advisors and lawyers, ahead [...]

Healthy Living: How You Can Keep Off the Holiday Pounds

The countdown to Christmas has begun. We know how much splurging takes place around this your time of year – and we’re not talking about splurging on presents – but [...]

L.A. boy with leukemia bravely helps other cancer victims

A thirteen-year-old Belizean has been making a name for himself through a difficult time in his life. Jayhann Escalante who now lives in the US with his parents was diagnosed [...]

Burn Victims Mercy Fund Getting Money for Worthy Cause

The Burn Victims Mercy Fund has been operating for years now, but not much is known about how the funds are generated to assist victims in times of desperate need. [...]

World AIDS Day: New Cases Down as More Get Tested

The number of new cases of persons affected with HIV annually has been on a steady downward trend according to the National Aids Commission. Today, that good news was celebrated [...]

Healthy Living: 3 Reasons Why You Should Get Tested for H.I.V.

You saw earlier in this newscast the commemoration of World Aids Day in Belize. That story and the many others we’ve put together for this health segment have provided you [...]

Persons with Diverse Abilities Rally in Old Capital

Throughout this week, consciousness raising activities are being held around the globe to bring attention to the rights of those living with disabilities. The challenge is to create an environment [...]

Including Persons With “Diverse Abilities”

This week is disability awareness week. It is being observed from the twenty seventh of November to the third of December. The week includes the United Nations sanctioned international day of [...]

Coast Guard’s Daniel Arzu is Back; How is He Doing?

After receiving treatment in Mexico for a month, Coastguard Petty Officer Daniel Arzu Junior returned to Belize today via a Mexican military aircraft. Arzu Junior was shot to the head [...]

Petty Officer Daniel Arzu Returns to Belize on Monday

Petty Officer Daniel Arzu Junior of the Belize National Coast Guard was shot towards the end of October. He was shot in the head when he was visiting his child’s [...]

W.H.O. Declares Zika “Global Emergency” Over

In health news, international reports say that the World Health Organization earlier today declared an end to its global health emergency over the spread of the Zika virus, prompting dismay [...]

Healthy Living: Exercising for Your Mental Health

If you’ve been putting off getting into an exercise routine; then maybe the next segment of Healthy Living will give you the added push. Exercise – we all know by [...]

Medics and Dentists Discuss Advances in Health Profession

The Belize Medical and Dental Association is hosting its thirty-fifth annual congress this week. The three-day event kicked off with a conference today sponsored by the Ministry of Health through [...]

Tyron Coleman Survives Quintuple Bypass Surgery in Cayman Islands

Tyron Coleman is back in Belize after completing several successful rounds of open heart surgeries at Health City Hospital in the Cayman Islands. The popular James Bus driver was diagnosed [...]

Crooked Tree Mom Dies Suddenly in Hospital; Family Demands Answers

A family from Crooked Tree, Belize District is mourning the unexplained death of one of their own. Thirty year old Deonnie Robinson, a mother of three children, was admitted to [...]