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Monday 23 October 2017

Learn About Tick Removal While Visiting Costa Rica

QHEALTH - Ticks are common in Costa Rica.  The best prevention is observation. Ticks (garrapatas in Spanish) hang...

Ticas Have Access Similar To “Morning After Pill”

Although Costa Rica has not yet approved the "morning after pill" the Asociación Demográfica Costarricense (ADC) is recommending...

What You Should Know About Coffee

Costa Rica is a coffee producing country. And despite that coffee drinking is not the same as in...

Costa Rica’s State Insurer Loses Market Share

For the first time since the opening of the insurance market in 2010, the State insurer, the Instituto...

It wasn’t worth it, says 103-year-old vegetarian

QLIVING - A MAN who extended his life span by avoiding processed meats bitterly regrets having done so,...

Three Private Costa Rica Hospitals Making Investments To Infrastructure and Services

Q COSTA RICA - Three private hospitals operating on Costa Rican are in the midst of carrying out...

Can Ayahuasca, the ‘sacred plant’ of the Amazon, help addiction and depression?

Ayahuasca goes by many names: Daime, Vegetal, Hoasca, Kamarampi, Huni … whatever you call it, this plant-based psychoactive...

New Health Minister: “We Work To Ensure The Suitability of Medical Students”

Q COSTA RICA Ensuring quality in the education of medical students is one of the priorities that Karen...

How to stop sitting yourself to death

Sitting is probably killing you slowly — whether you exercise vigorously every day or not. Sitting has been...

Here are a few good reasons to add onions to your diet

Q HEALTH - Next time you’re out for lunch, you may want to think twice before asking the...

Costa Rica Consumers Concerned About “Fake Rice”

QCOSTARICA - News about fake rice in Costa Rica has been circulating on social media sites. In his...

Abuse Of Sugary Drinks Cause of 197 Deaths Annually in Costa Rica

The amount of sugared drinks consumed in Costa Rica is on the increase. Either for lack of time,...

Sex Social Workers Say Caja Fails In Protecting Them Against STIs

(QCOSTARICA) The risk for sex social workers (prostitutes) and their clients of contracting a sexually transmitted infecion (STI)...

Is Costa Rica a Health Care Haven for Expats?

Q24n (edited) - Costa Rica has a lot to offer expats. Are you looking for a low cost...

The Most Extreme Weight-Loss Method Yet?

The patch makes consuming solid food so painful that wearers are forced to resort to a liquid-only diet The...

Costa Rica Doctors Reconstruct Man’s Penis Using Tissue From His Forearm

QCOSTARICA - Using tissue from an arm, Costa Rican doctors were able to reconstruct a man's penis after...

The Fruit That Cures Insomnia And Restores Your Nervous System

Studies have proven the high nutritional value and multiple healing properties of the Spanish lime or "mamón", "mamones" or...

One Boiled Egg All It Takes To Control Sugar In The Blood

QHEALTH - Nearly 350 million adults worldwide have diabetes, according to the newest research published in The Lancet,...

Costa Rica Bishops Attack CCSS For Providing Contraceptives To Teenagers

The plan of the Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS) - Costa Rican Social Security Fund  - to introduce...

Potential Drug-Drug and Herb-Drug Interactions in Patients With Cancer

Q HEALTH - Cancer patients receiving chemotherapy should have all their medications and herbal supplements reviewed by a...

Face Masks Recommended With The Presence Of Ash Fall From Volcano Eruption

QCOSTARICA - A pharmacy in Coronado, one of the areas most affected by the ashfall from the eruption...

Christiana Figueres: The Air Is Making Us Sick, But We Could Fix It

By Christiana Figueres (Time.com) Rising air pollution levels in our cities that impact the health of people and...

Sleeping Naked Can Help You Live Longer And Better

Deciding not wear pyjamas tonight and letting only the fabric of the sheets rub your skin, will give...

CCSS To Buy Donkeys To Provide Medical Services In The Southern Zone

QCOSTARICA -- They don't how or where, but what is clear is that the Caja Costarricense de Seguro...

‘Wild West’ of Medicine: Costa Rica has only 52 plastic surgeons duly recognized

The Asociación Costarricense de Cirujanos Plásticos (Costa Rican Association of Plastic Surgeons) confirms there are only 52 plastic...

Radioactive Revolution: Improving Costa Rican Food Safety With Nuclear Technology

Nuclear technologies reach far further than most realize. While nuclear power hogs most of the headlines, nuclear technologies...

16 Year-Old and 40 Year-Old Give Birth To Babies With Microcephaly

Q COSTA RICA -  In Puntarenas, a week ago, a 16 year-old girl and a 40 year-old woman...

INS Announces Expansion To Trauma Hospital

Q COSTA RICA - The increase in demand and the possibility of diversifying the insurance business, the State...

Contraceptive Linked To 23 Deaths in Canada Sold Over The Counter in Costa rica

The birth control pill, Yaz and Yasmin linked to 23 deaths in Canada according to documents from Health...

Costa Rica Approves Sale Of Dengue Vaccine

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rica has endorsed the entry into the country of a vaccine that protects against dengue,...

Bugs In Salad Tops Complaints Against Restaurants in Costa Rica

The next time you decide to eat at a restaurant best to check that there isn't a fly...

9.3% Of All Deaths In Costa Rica Related to Cigarette Smoking: Ministry of Health

Q COSTA RICA / The collection of tax on Tobacco does not cover even one-third of the annual...

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Drunk Driver Who Ran Over And Killed Athlete Is Free!

Released with the conditions to sign every 15 days and have a fixed address, while being investigated for the manslaughter, is the decision of...

A Synopisis of the Cementazo Scandal

Rico's TICO BULL - So far I have stayed away from reporting the Cementazo (cement scandal). In the words of a dear friend, it's...

Drunk Driver Kills Marathon Runner Sunday Morning

A 35-year-old Venezuelan athlete participating this Sunday morning in the San Jose Half Marathon was killed by a drunk driver who disrespected the traffic...

“Truce In The Rains” Not To Be Repeated This Week, Says Weather Service

After a week of no rain throughout most of the country, the rains did return on Saturday as forecast by the national weather service,...

From Anguish to Ecstasy in 90 Minutes

The moment Kendall Waston scored the goal in the last few minutes of the game, officially qualifying the Costa Rica national team for the ...
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JetBlue Flight To Costa Rica Turned Around After Dog Escapes In Brooklyn

Friday morning, on the tarmac at New York's La Guardia airport on a flight to Costa Rica, Gwen Wunderlich, 41, got a frantic call...

Nate Death Toll Rises To 14

The most up-to-date information from the Comisión Nacional de Emergencias (CNE) - National Emergency Commission and the Organismo de Investigación Judicial (OIJ) - Judicial...

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Anne Hathaway’s Leaked Personal Pictures Go Viral

American actress Anne Hathaway is the latest celebrity to fall victim to the hackers, who shamelessly filtered the intimate photos of the actress with...

How Will Hurricane Irma Affect Costa Rica?

As Hurricane Irma makes its way through the Caribbean and Floridians ready for Irma's potential landfall, how will it affect Costa Rica? Although Hurricane Irma...

10 Countries Reputed As The Ultimate Place For Sex Tourism (Guess Who Isn’t?)

QCOSTARICA - Normally, tourists travel abroad to visit famous landmarks, culture or do fun things. Also there is a group of tourists who travel...

Red Alert Declared For Pacific, Central Valley and Northern Zone

The National Emergencies Commission ( Comisión Nacional de Emergencias - CNE) declared a red alert for the entire Pacific coast, Central Valley and northern...

Nothing Escaped Nate!

Nothing escaped Nate! Floods, rivers overflowing their banks, houses destroyed, families uprooted, schools closed, roads and bridges damaged or destroyed and farms and plantations...

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