Ancient Maya: Astrologists, Farmers ... And Salt Entrepreneurs?
Evidence from a site in Belize shows the Maya not only had large-scale salt-producing operations along the coast, they were also using salt to preserve fish for their extensive trade networks.(Image credit: David DUCOIN/Gamma-Rapho/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - October 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rachel D. Cohen Source Type: news

Ancient Maya: Astronomists, Farmers ... And Salt Entrepreneurs?
Evidence from a site in Belize shows the Maya not only had large-scale salt-producing operations along the coast, they were also using salt to preserve fish for their extensive trade networks.(Image credit: David DUCOIN/Gamma-Rapho/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - October 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rachel D. Cohen Source Type: news

Ancient Maya: Astronomers, Farmers ... And Salt Entrepreneurs?
Evidence from a site in Belize shows the Maya not only had large-scale salt-producing operations along the coast, they were also using salt to preserve fish for their extensive trade networks.(Image credit: David DUCOIN/Gamma-Rapho/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - October 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rachel D. Cohen Source Type: news

Belize steps up to prioritize the health challenges faced by its youth
Jared Cain, 18, from the south side of Belize City, Belize, knows all too well the sound of gunshots. "In the past two to three weeks alone, there ’s been multiple shootings in my neighborhood," says Cain, a member of the Belize Children’s Advisory Body and the Belize Family Life Association Youth Advocacy Movement. "It’s common to hear gunshots outside my window while I’m studying or playing video games with friends." (Source: WHO Feature Stories)
Source: WHO Feature Stories - April 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: adolescent health [subject], adolescent, youth, young people, teen health, teenager, adolescence, adolescents, Belize [country], Feature [doctype], Region of the Americas [region] Source Type: news

WATCH: 'GMA' Hot List: 'GMA' does the Lemons for Leukemia challenge
Plus, an entire island in Belize is available for rent on Airbnb for $975 a night. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Study offers blueprint for community-based public history research
(North Carolina State University) A new paper on fieldwork in rural Belize serves as a case study for how an established anthropology fieldwork model can be used to both develop site-specific cultural and historical exhibits and train a new generation of public history scholars. The paper also highlights the importance of diversity to research teams when engaging in research - especially community-based scholarship. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

In Central America, Health Workers and Communities Achieve Big Progress in the Fight against HIV
Health workers in the HIV clinic at Juan Jos é Ortega National Hospital in Coatepeque, Guatemala. Photos by Anna Watts for IntraHealth InternationalFebruary 07, 2018IntraHealth International is in the final months of an intensive two-and-a-half-year collaboration with government agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and civil society groups in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Panama to accelerate progress toward reaching theUNAIDS Fast-Track targets and ending the AIDS epidemic —and the results from the first two years are striking. IntraHealth’s local partners administered 186,471 HIV tests, reached 35,599 pe...
Source: IntraHealth International - February 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

When lemons give you life: Herpetofauna adaptation to citrus orchards in Belize
(Pensoft Publishers) Reptile and amphibian communities exhibit a promising level of resilience to agricultural lands, confirms a study recently published in the open-access journal ZooKeys. In their study, herpetologist Russell Gray and his research team compared forested areas to manicured citrus orchards and reclaimed orchard forests in Stann Creek, Belize. Further intriguing discoveries were made when the Category 1 Hurricane Earl hit the study site. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 16, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

20 Hotels You Didn ’t Know Were Owned by Celebrities
This article originally appeared on TravelandLeisure.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Adeline Duff/ Travel + Leisure Tags: Uncategorized celebrities onetime onetimetravel Source Type: news

What Is Hispanic Heritage Month?
Hispanic Heritage Month is an official celebration of American citizens whose ancestry can be traced back to Spain, Mexico, Central and South America and the Caribbean. When is Hispanic Heritage Month? The festival now lasts from September 15 to October 15 every year, but it first started out as just a week long celebration of in 1968. Twenty years later, in 1988 it expanded to dedicate a whole four weeks for the celebration of being Hispanic. The celebration starts in the middle of the month, as opposed to the end, because the 15th marks the independence days of five Latin America countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guate...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rachel Lewis Tags: Uncategorized hispanic heritage month onetime Smithsonian Source Type: news

8 Trending Travel Destinations to Visit Right Now
This article originally appeared on BusinessInsider.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Madeline Stone / Business Insider Tags: Uncategorized bi onetime onetimetravel Source Type: news

Our mosquito bites were infected with wriggling LARVAE
Katie and Ian McCabe assumed they'd been bitten by ordinary insects in Belize. But then they discovered it was a human botfly, which could lay larvae under human skin. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Thank You, Ivanka: From One Parent To Another
Dear Ivanka, I don’t know you. But I know some of the paths you walk: You’re a parent concerned about your children; you’re a child concerned about her dad; and sometimes what you wish for one of them conflicts with what the other wants for you. I’ve walked that tightrope myself. My daughter Lily is the light of my life. I knew that my mother, who I loved but with whom I sometimes clashed, adored her. So a few years back when my mom voted to ban gay marriage, it was painful; it took time and more than one very hard conversation for her to understand how her vote made families like her own granddaugh...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 11, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Naked and Afraid star quits after attack by flies
Renowned surfer Anastasia Ashley, 30, made it six days out of the 14 in Belize before having to tap out due to a rash caused by sand flies - which can potentially be deadly. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gorgeous Valentine's Day Video Shows A Love Parents Will Recognize Immediately
Love comes in many forms, but one of the purest examples is the love parents feel for their children. In honor of Valentine’s Day, UNICEF released a video that pays tribute to this bond. The video features parents in Belize as they describe their hopes for their kids, the obstacles they face, and the role they play in their lives. The emotional video is part of UNICEF’s #EarlyMomentsMatter campaign, which focuses on the ways that children’s early experiences ― like their interactions with caregivers ― influence their brain development.  “Investment in early childhood is one of the...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news