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Fluoride the Silent Killer 2

by: Yiamouyiannis, John, Ph.D. Dr. Yiamouyiannis received his Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Rhode Island and served his post-doctoral fellowship at the Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He then became editor at Chemical Abstracts Service, the world’s largest chemical information center, where he first became aware of the health damaging effects of fluoride. He is the former science director of the National Health Federation; he is the executive director of Health Action and president of the Safe Water Foundation. He is a world-leading authority on the biological effects of fluoride and is responsible for ending the use […]


Belize’s healthcare policy is it adequately meeting and addressing the needs of the under serve?

by Hubert Pipersburgh Access to effective medical technologies, such as vaccines and HIV treatment, has dramatically lowered child mortality across the globe and afforded millions the opportunity to lead productive lives.  Yet, the recent deaths of a dozen or more newborn babies in the neonatal intensive care unit in the first 21 days of the month of May at Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH) appears to be a tipping point in Belize’s public consciousness.  Belizeans have been asking themselves some tough questions: why does this happen so often and so much more in Belize than in other countries? Additionally, the […]


Grieving family exhume baby’s body after hospital mix-up 1

Belize’s Healthcare system has come under keen scrutiny recently in regards to the thirteen newborn deaths which occurred in the neonatal intensive care unit of the KHMH in the month of May. Tonight we have another “parent nightmare” involving a newborn baby, this time at the Western Regional Hospital. It’s hard enough having lost a baby but when the hospital misplaces the body, well that’s insult to injury.  This is the ordeal a first time mother and father had to come to terms with this past weekend. Orlando Muschamp: First of all, my daughter and my son-in-law went into the […]