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Mysterious Deaths at the K.H.M.H. Linked to Influenza Virus?

Six persons died at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital between October 2015 and January 2016 due to unknown illnesses. The hospital, however, believes the deaths may be related to the [...]

Statistics on Cancer in Belize

On this World Cancer Day, the news is not good. The Belize Cancer Society says the number of deaths due to cancer is staggering and it doesn’t include deaths by [...]

20 Years of Challenges and Achievements at the K.H.M.H.

The Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital is turning twenty-one and in these two decades it has been in the spotlight for its own share of ups and downs. The hierarchy of [...]

K.H.M.H. Explains Mass Casualty Experience for Accidents

Hattieville resident Egbert Ferguson lost his life while undergoing surgery on Tuesday morning at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital. The forty-seven year old had been transported to the hospital following [...]

Doctor Recovering From Brutal Attack During Home Invasion

In late January, thirty-seven year old Ian Blair was stabbed to death while he visited Nicaraguan Doctor Marcos Rugama at his home on Simon Lamb Street, Belize City. Three thieves [...]

Healthy Living: Integrative Breathwork, a Meditation Exercise

Meditation exercises are becoming more and more mainstream. The popularity of the practice has been reinforced by scientific evidence proving its various benefits and personal testimonials of high profile athletes, [...]

Baby Brianna Critical After Freak Accident

There was a freak accident on Saturday evening on Mahogany Street in Belize City. Sometime around six-thirty that day, a metal gate near a newly built perimeter fence at the [...]

Zika Declared an International Public Health Emergency

Turning to a health issue that has been making international headlines.  The World Health Organization today declared the Zika virus and its suspected link to birth defects an international public [...]

DHS Confirms Unexplained Deaths At the K.H.M.H.

There are far more questions than answers available tonight from the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital where various persons have died in the past four months due to an unknown illness.  [...]

MOH Says No Cause for Alarm

The cause of death of three persons this month remains unknown and the ministry says samples have been sent to the Caribbean Public Health Agency, CARPHA, and that at this [...]

Spreading Zika Virus Raises Global Alarm

There is global concern tonight about the ZIKA virus which is spreading quickly throughout the region. Last week, we spoke with Doctor Marvin Manzanero of the Ministry of Health about [...]

Looking for Signs of Depression

Suicides are not reported in our newscasts as a matter of policy, except in rare cases. Recently, there have been two cases of a pair of young girls in the [...]

Belize Kidney Association Releases Latest Stats

According to data from the Belize Kidney Association, they have recorded to date that one hundred and twenty-two persons have passed away due to kidney failure. There are currently one [...]

Healthy Living Looks at Mental Health

Two cases this week have highlighted the plight of persons with mental health problems. In both, the persons were kept within their environment, but were they receiving appropriate treatment?  Family [...]

Belizean Law Student in Guyana Recovering from Gunshot Wounds

Thirty-one-year-old Glenfield Dennison, a Belizean law student in Guyana, has been taken off life-support after being shot multiple times in Georgetown on Thursday night. Dennison, who is presently attending the [...]

What’s up with Dengue in Belize?

Later on in the newscast in our Healthy Living segment, we’ll be taking a comprehensive look at vector-borne illnesses including Zika. Every year, the vector control unit of the Ministry [...]

Orthopedic Clinic Set for this Weekend in Belize City

This weekend at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital the annual orthopedic clinic of the World Pediatric Project will take place.  Every year, some eighty patients are seen at the clinics [...]

Healthy Living: Is Belize Zika-ready?

It would be hard to miss, if you follow local or international news, that much of our region is in a “Zika-panic.” The mosquito transmitted infection has prompted travel warnings [...]

Is Zika in Belize?

You likely would have heard about ZIKA, the disease that has been spreading to Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean. While deaths are rare, there are birth defects [...]

Director of Health Services Talks Dengue

Dengue is another disease that has been affecting other countries in the region. The good news is that in Belize, there has not been high mortality relating to the epidemic [...]

Only Four Confirmed Cases of Chik-V in 2015

Doctor Manzanero also provided News Five with an update on the status of Chik-V in the country. Months after the tropical virus became prevalent in neighboring Central American countries, in [...]

Get Fit for 2016 with Healthy Living

Whether you believe in New Year resolutions or not; making a commitment – at anytime in the year – to get healthy is commendable. So if you’re interested in becoming [...]

Health Statistics Indicate that Belize District Residents are Severely Overweight

The health of the Belize District population is at risk. Indicators show that far too many residents are severely over-weight and that in the younger population, more newborns died last [...]

Dengue and Malaria not on List of Most Prevalent Communicable Diseases

The report also looked at the top five communicable and non-communicable diseases. Interestingly, dengue and malaria did not make the list of most prevalent communicable diseases for the first ten [...]

Healthy Tips as 2015 Comes to an End

In this, our last Healthy Living segment for 2015, we compile some of the top health tips offered by our medical, mental health and fitness experts during the outgoing year. [...]