: ' health'

20 Sneaky Names Nasty MSG Goes By

Food manufacturers just love it when you can’t stop with a single serving. For them, it’s the sound of cash registers ringing. But what does this mean to us? It means that somehow the food is [...]

Dengue burdens productive population on Southside Belize City

BELIZE CITY–Latest data received today from the Belize Ministry of Health indicate that up to October 2014, roughly 350 cases of dengue have been diagnosed in the Belize District, with 82% of those cases being concentrated [...]

Chik-V test of possible index patient in Belize sent to CDC in Atlanta

BELIZE CITY–Belize has still not been able to confirm via lab tests whether Maria Alvadaro, a Salvadoran woman visiting Las Flores, Belmopan, Belize, who was clinically diagnosed with Chikungunya, actually had the disease. Dr. Marvin Manzanero, [...]

Dr. Ronald Hyde, nephrologist, addresses Kidney Symposium

BELIZE CITY–Despite inclement weather, a number of Belizeans attended the Kidney Association of Belize Education Awareness Symposium at the Holy Redeemer Parish Hall on Monday night, where internationally acclaimed nephrologist, Dr. Ronald Hyde, was the featured [...]

4 suspected Chik-V cases in Las Flores, Belmopan

BELMOPAN–The Ministry of Health has confirmed that they are investigating four possible cases of Chikungunya (Chik-V), a debilitating mosquito-borne disease which may appear to be dengue but which causes far more distressing pain. Those suspected Chik-V [...]

Ebola death in the US; Belize rushes to get ready

BELIZE CITY–The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the United States has ended in the death of a Liberian, Thomas Eric Duncan, who reportedly contracted the virus in his home country before traveling back to the [...]

2014 dengue outbreak in City marked by high level of hemorrhagic cases

BELIZE CITY–Data released today by the Vector Control Unit in Belize City indicate that there have been 77 cases of dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) documented in the City, primarily based on clinical diagnoses between January and [...]

KHMH celebrates 19 years; upgrades ICUs

BELIZE CITY–As the country’s premier public health facility, the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH), observed its 19th year of existence today, its administrators unveiled a series of upgrades which had been carried out on both its [...]

“Sugar bullet” killing Belizeans faster

BELIZE CITY–Whereas violent homicides tend to grab the national news headlines, there are some insidious villains slipping under the radar, as even more Belizean lives are being lost to the deadly trio: diabetes, heart disease, and [...]

The massive cost of “leptospirosis” fried chicken

BELIZE CITY—Leptospirosis, a potentially deadly disease contracted when food or water is contaminated by rat urine or feces, left the family of Nigel Augustine, 22, with a massive financial burden of $13,000, and although they have [...]