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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)...

Another Hilux stolen from the Ministry of Health compound in Belmopan

BELMOPAN--A 2008 Toyota Hilux pickup truck has been stolen from the Ministry of Health compound in Belmopan and as of press time, the vehicle...

Blacks experience highest obesity rate in US-based study

BELIZE CITY--Last Friday, Belize health professionals discussed the prevalence of obesity, linked to non-communicable diseases such as cancer and heart disease, among Belizeans and...

“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...

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,...

Stomach flu study reveals an $18.6 mil burden

BELIZE CITY—The stomach flu has become fairly common—so much so, that the overall economic impact has become astronomical, at an estimated BZ$18.6 million annually,...

Dengue hemorrhagic cases spike on Southside Belize City

BELIZE CITY—Ministry of Health officials confirmed to Amandala today that the incidences of dengue hemorrhagic fever - a severe and potentially deadly form of...

Needy heart patient, 41, seeking medical assistance

BELIZE CITY—Congestive heart failure (CHF), which mainly occurs when the heart is unable to maintain sufficient blood flow to meet the needs of the...

HIV testing lags behind target in Belize, where prevalence rate is highest in Central America

BELIZE CITY—Belize remains in the unenviable position of having the highest HIV prevalence rate in Central America. Although UNAIDS quotes Belize’s figure at 1.5%...

Brain boost from baked and broiled fish

BELIZE CITY—A study released by the University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, and publicized on Monday, August 4, 2014, highlights that nutrients in baked...

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Non-school day tomorrow, February 20, 2020

Ministry of Education declares non-school day tomorrow, February 20, 2020 for government and government-aided schools

Missing Robert Nunez found dead

This morning, the body of Robert Nunez, 24, was found near Mile 74 on the George Price highway. His mother reported him missing after...

Construction workers fell from scaffold

There was an accident a short while ago on Queen Street in Belize City. Reports at that two construction workers fell from a scaffold...