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Cuba, Belize Doctors Meet

On Thursday at the Inspiration Center, healthcare professionals from across the public and private sectors participated in the second annual Cuba and Belize Medical Symposium.  Both countries share a unique [...]

Youths Talk HIV/AIDS

The 2017 report on HIV by the Ministry of Health is pending, but the 2016 statistical data shows that there were two hundred and twenty-five new infections reported for that [...]

Healthy Living: Why You Should Come Out to Cancer Walk 2018!

The annual Belize Cancer Society awareness walk takes place this Saturday. It’s one of the largest activities executed by the N.G.O.  Although thousands are expected to participated, if you’re still [...]

To Your Good Health

The Gateway Youth Center held its annual health fair today at the Constitution Park in Belize City. A number of the organizations shared informational pamphlets, interactive games, as well as [...]

Healthy Living: the Link between ‘Pressure’ and Salt

Reducing the use of salt is a priority for health officials in Belize to prevent and contain the risk of heart diseases. The focus this year on the occasion of [...]

P.M.’s Aching Back May Need Surgery

The prime minister’s personal health, more specifically, complications he has been having with his back, has forced him to take short leaves of absence while seeking medical treatment abroad.  Today, [...]

Protestor Calls for Justice

The occasion of the court case brought a handful of protestors from the island in blue shirts to the Battlefield Park. Like their political fellows they believe they were given [...]

Faith-Based Leaders Meet on AIDS Effort

Belize’s men of faith are meeting with regional authorities as part of the plan to end HIV/AIDS as a chronic disease in the Caribbean by 2030. Today there was a [...]

Following Strides, Caribbean Aims to Eradicate Epidemic by 2020

The Pan-Caribbean Partnership against HIV/AIDS (PANCAP) describes its ambitious strategy for ending HIV/AIDS in about twelve years as “test, treat and defeat.”  Director Dereck Springer says the goal is for [...]

Healthy Living: Getting Rid of Plantar Warts

It is commonly said that one must love a person “warts and all”. While the general advice of accepting flaws may be useful, the more we learn about warts the [...]

Are Our Kids Getting Enough Iodine and Salt?

The Ministry of Health is undertaking a two week survey to measure and report on the levels of iodine in children in Belize. Four hundred school children between the ages [...]

Hepatitis A Watch in the West

The Ministry of Health is monitoring growing cases of Hepatitis ‘A’ in the west. It is a highly contagious liver infection caused by the Hepatitis virus. According to the ministry’s [...]

Donations to Fight Mosquito-Borne Diseases

The Ministry of Health’s Vector Control Unit received a trove of donations, including traps and tablets to fight mosquito borne diseases. The British Government handed over the equipment to the [...]

Health Fair Opens Education Showcase

Health and education are not normally paired together, unless it’s a subject in school. But the Belize District Education Center is kicking off the Education Showcase held every May by [...]

Healthy Living: Challenging the Chronic Lung Condition, Asthma

World Asthma Day is celebrated on May first. But what is really known about it? It’s a lung condition that can be caused by any number of conditions. Healthy Living [...]

Blue Balloons in the Air for Autism Awareness

Blue is a color in Belize mostly associated with the People’s United Party. But it also represents children living with the development condition known as autism. It affects how a [...]

Healthy Living: Be Good to Your Liver

It’s an organ that we don’t typically think about. In fact, we only know something is wrong with it when it is severely damaged and usually it’s at its last [...]

Karl Heusner Still in ‘Emergency’ Mode

The Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital Authority remains in emergency mode according to the hospital’s board. Since mid-March, the national referral hospital had to limit services due to structural damage to [...]

Vigil Continues for Hit and Run Victim Cristian “Swanka” Charles

It’s been four days since twenty-six-year-old Christian Charles was knocked down and left for dead near the Burrell Boom Bridge in rural Belize District. Swanka, as he is affectionately known, [...]

Health Ministry Checking for Cases of Whooping Cough

The Ministry of Health is actively following up on a confirmed case of a visitor with Pertussis or what’s more commonly known as whooping cough. According to the Ministry, on [...]

Healthy Living: Why Your Weight Scale May Be Lying to You

The advancement of science and technology has improved the understanding of our body’s composition.  It also helps define the markers as to what truly makes us fit and healthy. Many [...]

Red Cross Rallies Blood Donation Drive

Blood is a gift everyone can accept, and most can freely give – fear of sharp needles aside. It’s also a very important aspect of work at our nation’s hospitals, [...]

Boy Mauled and Disfigured by Marauding Rottweiler

Three-year-old Jase Brown of Belmopan is in a bad way tonight, after suffering a sudden and vicious attack by a Rottweiler. He had gone out walking with his father in [...]

Help Wanted for 8-Year-Old with Terrible Illness

An eight-year-old boy from Ladyville needs your help. Paul Leal has been sick for about a year. When he started throwing up blood clots, he was taken to doctors and [...]

Om Shanti Yoga Expands to Vegan Cafe

There’s a new place in town to have an array of vegan and vegetarian foods. Only one month since its opening, Om Shanti Cafe is an expansion of the well-known [...]