Tag Archives: 'health'

Stomach flu study reveals an $18.6 mil burden

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, with roughly 40,000 cases believed to occur across Belize each year. Apart [...]

Dengue hemorrhagic cases spike on Southside Belize City

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 dengue – have increased in Belize City, and particularly on the Southside, [...]

Needy heart patient, 41, seeking medical assistance

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 body, is one of those deadly conditions that can claim a patient’s [...]

Brain boost from baked and broiled fish

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 and broiled, but not fried, fish, improve brain health, and particularly improve [...]

Cancer boutique for Belizean women

Cancer boutique for Belizean women

The physical changes that women experience as a result of cancer-fighting procedures can be very difficult to cope with, but the Belize Cancer Society of California has been teaming up with our local Belize Cancer Society [...]

Heart disease, cancer and diabetes are top 3 killers

Heart disease, cancer and diabetes are top 3 killers

Lifestyle diseases and homicides are top killers in Belize over a 5-year period Official data supplied to Amandala by the Ministry of Health indicate a clear trend, demonstrating that heart disease, cancer and diabetes are the [...]