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Genetically Modified Mosquito that does not transmit malaria
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Genetically Modified Mosquito that does not transmit malaria

By Ingrid Fernandez, Staff Reporter  Scientists on California, United States, claim they have genetically modified a strain of mosquitos to prevent malaria infections. The researchers claim they conducted the experiment to create mosquitos that cannot be infected by the malaria parasite and therefore, cannot infect humans with the disease. Malaria […]

BERT announces licensed EMTs
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BERT announces licensed EMTs

 By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The Belize Emergency Response Team (BERT), this week announced the list of Emergency Medical technicians, who have been licensed for the 2015-2015 period. The 27 persons on the list have satisfied the licensing criteria of completing the required amount of  continuing professional development hours and […]

Popular meat preparations may increase cancer risk study says
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Popular meat preparations may increase cancer risk study says

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter A new study published in the Journal of Cancer, suggests that pan frying, grilling or barbecuing meats may increase kidney cancer risk. The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, reported that charring meat by these methods produces two […]

NAC announces upcoming symposium
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NAC announces upcoming symposium

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The National AIDS Commission announced this week that it will hold a National HIV/AIDS Youth Symposium to commemorate World AIDs Day. The symposium will be held in collaboration with the University of Belize, and hosted at the Jaguar Auditorium at the university’s Belmopan Campus. The […]

Diabetes Association holds health fair
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Diabetes Association holds health fair

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter In commemoration of upcoming World Diabetes Day, the Diabetes Association of Belize (DAB) held a health fair on Friday. The event at the Battlefield Park, provided an opportunity for the Association to engage the public with vital information pertaining to diabetes, health and wellness. The […]

Stakeholders partner up for child cancer care
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Stakeholders partner up for child cancer care

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter This week the Ministry of Health and the Belize Cancer Society formed an alliance with Mexico, to help child cancer patients in Belize receive treatment. The MoH and BCS signed the agreement with the Ministry of Health of Merida, Yucatan, on Thursday at the Mexican Embassy […]

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Taiwan doctors offer free medical care

Belizeans in need of an eye exam, or treatment of ailments to their ears, nose and throat, or those with kidney problems will be pleased to know they may access free medical care for these ailments from a team of Taiwanese doctors from the Far Eastern Memorial Hospital (FEMH) in […]

Will heads roll at WRH?
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Will heads roll at WRH?

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter After learning of a rat biting a newborn inside the incubator at the Western Regional Hospital, the Ministry of Health has begun the search for who will be held accountable. Chief Executive Officer in the MOH, Dr. Peter Allen explained this week, that the ministry […]

Big Falls husband threatens to sue Western Regional Hospital following wife’s death
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Big Falls husband threatens to sue Western Regional Hospital following wife’s death

By Marion Ali The Western Regional Hospital, and by extension the Ministry of Health are facng another embarrassment and very likely, a lawsuit after a mother died, allegedly because of negligence or malpractice at the hospital. Norberta Sanchez, a resident of Big Falls Toledo and mother of four small children […]

KHMH turning 20!
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KHMH turning 20!

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH) is preparing, in the upcoming week, to celebrate it’s 20th anniversary. To commemorate its two decades of serving Belizeans, to be observed on Tuesday September 15, the hospital’s authority is hosting a week’s worth of activities, beginning with the […]