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First Confirmed Case of Chik-V in Belize

After eight months of being in the clear, the first confirmed case of Chikungunya has been recorded in Belize’s public health archives, following a rash of the mosquito-transmitted fever across [...]

Las Flores Woman Infected in Belize

The first suspected case of CHIK-V was believed to have been imported into the country since Las Flores is a predominantly immigrant community. While that case was never confirmed, the [...]

An Update on cancer patient, Cleyon

Remember Cleyon Marage Junior? He is a fourteen year old who is afflicted with Acute Myloid Leukemia. Since September, Cleyon Junior had been in and out of hospital and doctors [...]

Seeking Assistance for Baby Izak

For Michelle Rudon, a single mother of two, helping children living with cancer who are from poverty stricken families has become her calling. And so she has branched out to [...]

Healthy Living Looks at Dieting for Diabetics

One of the most common misconceptions about diabetes is that it is caused by eating too much sugary foods. The truth is that it isn’t easy to predict who will [...]

Work on Douglas Jones Canal Resumes

Work on the cleaning of Douglas Jones Canal was abruptly suspended on Tuesday due to several health and safety concerns raised by the Ministry of Works, through the Flood Mitigation [...]

Andrew Tate and Carl Lino Remain Hospitalized, Charges Pending

Twenty-eight-year-old Andrew Tate remains hospitalized at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital after being shot in the back of the head while riding a bicycle on North Front Street on Wednesday [...]

Cancer Society Receives Financial Aid from UNESCO

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization works in various areas in the country including HIV/AIDS, Climate Change and the Barrier Reef System. The organization collaborates with different ministries [...]

Rotary Club Distributes Wheelchairs in Belize City

A generous shipment of wheelchairs has arrived in the country for distribution countrywide. The first batch is being delivered in Belize City where the need is the highest throughout the [...]

Healthy Living shows you the face of diabetes

This Friday, November fourteenth, will be commemorated as World Diabetes Day. The day is spent advocating and building awareness about this very prevalent condition. It is estimated that up to [...]

Matron Roberts Hosts Annual Health Fair

The annual health fair at the Matron Roberts Polyclinic Two took place today. The fair is dedicated to encourage Belizeans to live a healthy lifestyle. As the saying goes, prevention [...]

Healthy Living Looks At Male Sterilization

When a couple decides that they have had as many children as they would like, the conversation that follows is often about measures that the woman may take to prevent [...]

Shooting victim, De’Zhaun Humes, recovers

Back on March fourteenth 2014, nineteen year old Jane Usher Boulevard resident, De’Zhaun Humes was gravely injured after he was shot five times to the body by an unknown gunman [...]

De’Zhaun Humes needs traveling expenses for surgery

A bullet lodged on Humes’ cervical spine has paralyzed him, but doctors from the U.S. are offering to remove the bullet for free. The estimated cost of the surgery is [...]

A Meeting for Youths Living with HIV in Belize

A two-day meeting started today at the Royal Room of the Ramada Belize City Princess to address the issue of HIV and Youths. Hosted by the Collaborative Network of Persons [...]

MoH Still Awaiting Confirmation of Chik-V

Is Chik-V in Belize?  The virus is prevalent in neighboring Central American countries and the Caribbean and in reality it is more a matter of when, not if, it reaches [...]

CEMO Prepares for Ebola Outbreak

In the event of national disasters or catastrophes, the National Emergency Management Organization, NEMO, is expected to take the helm. But when those disasters are confined to Belize City, the [...]

Mind as Medicine Workshop in the City

A mind as medicine workshop will be held on Saturday at the Center for Yoga and Healing Arts. “Mind as Medicine” is a concept developed by Health Education, Doctor Mark [...]

Schedule for Diabetes Month Released

Activities commemorating the international day of recognition for diabetes have been scheduled for the month of November.  Diabetes, otherwise known as the silent killer, is among the leading causes of [...]

National Library Service Hosts Health Fair

Ebola and Chik-V pose potential threats to the health of Belizeans. ChikV is not as dangerous, but is prevalent in the region; but Ebola is deadly and as a recent [...]

Healthy Living Looks at Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever

Over the past few months, there has been an increased attention on viral infections like Ebola and Chikungunya; but, there is one viral menace that is sweeping across the nation [...]

Test Results Positive for Dengue, Still No Chik-V Cases in Belize

Despite the presence of the epidemic in neighboring Central American countries as well as in the Caribbean, there are still no reported cases of CHIK-V in Belize. That’s the report [...]

World Pediatric Project Helps Kids With Facial Deformities

For the tenth consecutive year, a team of plastic surgeons will be conducting a two-day clinic in Belize. Doctors Alan Burke and Howard Krein will be heading this year’s mission [...]

Milagro Garel on World Pediatric Project Fund Raiser

  The annual plastic surgery clinic is among the many health programs that are provided by the World Pediatric Project. Country Representative, Milagro Garel told News Five today about the [...]

No Official Assistance for Benque Accident Victim

On August sixteenth, Benque resident Yanie Cu was driving Yolanda Valencia to the market in San Ignacio when they collided into a vehicle driven by Deputy Commission of Police Miguel [...]