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Monday 22 May 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...

Valentina Goes Home Today!

QCOSTARICA - Valentina, the third of the sextuplets, managed to beat the odds and after two months and...

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...

Health Asseses Cancelling Year-End Massive Events Due To Threat of Chikungunya

COSTA RICA NEWS - The Ministrio de Salud (Ministry of Health) is assessing whether it should permit year-end...

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,...

Lets Fight Against Prostate Cancer!

Movember is the month formerly known as November, where men and women across the globe join together to...

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...

67 Ticas Die Each Year From A Silent Cancer

Ovarian cancer, often been referred to as a 'silent killer',  is a cancerous growth that is responsible for 67...

Ninth Flu Victim Dies

As if doctors in Costa Rica did not have enough to worry about with a rising tide of...

Medical Tourism Increases in Costa Rica, Competes with Mexico

Pearl white sands, lush rainforests, majestic waterfalls and wisdom teeth removal? Welcome to Costa Rica, a tropical getaway...

Depression Linked With Late Night TV, Computer Use: Study

Sitting in front of a computer or TV screen late into the night or leaving it on when...

App Allows Costa Rica to Report Mosquito Hatcheries In Combatting Dengue

QCOSTARICA - A team of developers in Costa Rica have created a free app to allow the public...

Costa Rica Health Concerned Of Increase in Dengue Cases: 7,000 Cases So Far This Year

Health officials in Costa Rica concerns - cautious to no call it an outbreak - over the risen...

Doctors Recommend Flu Vaccination

The start of the school year is around the corner and Costa Rica's Health professionals advise parents to...

Two Patients Each Both With Dengue and Chikungunya In Puntarenas

 - "Chikundengue" or "Dengungunya"? The Ministry of Health (Ministerio de Salud) has found two cases of patients in Puntarenas...

Costa Rica in a tough battle against dengue

The Costa Rican Ministry of Health announced in late December it will increase its dengue prevention measures nationwide...

UCR Study Reveals Restaurant Workers in San José Do Not Wash Hands Thoroughly

Next time you decide to eat out or get a quick bite at the local soda, keep in...

Bacteria In At Least 8 Patients Has San Juan de Dios Hospital on Alert

The bacteria Clostridium, a genus of Gram-positive bacteria, belonging to the Firmicutes, an organism that produces botulinum toxin...

Psychiatrists In Costa Rica Seeing Depression On The Rise

COSTA RICA NEWS - The circumstances surrounding the death of actor and comedian Robin Williams leads us to...

Caja To Target Young In Anti-Smoking Campaign

Targeting the young in their anti-smoking campaign, Costa Rica's Social Security (Caja) said it will include mobile platforms...

Two In Hundred Births in Costa Rica Are Multiple

(QCOSTARICA) The birth of sextuplets, the first ever in Costa Rica, piqued the interest of La Nacion editors...

Plastic Surgery

If you're having a facelift, a nose job or breast implants, going abroad means you can recover in...

Young Tico Men Often Consult Doctor For Premature Ejaculation

COSTA RICA NEWS - With fear, shame and concern, young Costa Rican men, between 20 and 40 years...

Season Flu Vaccination Program Underway

QCOSTARICA - The flu season in Costa Rica is around the corner, with the start of the rains....

Costa Rica Consumers Concerned About “Fake Rice”

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

Costa Rican Receives Patent For Pancreatic Cancer Vaccine

Christian Marin-Muller, molecular biologist and business manager with a PhD in molecular virology, is the 33 year old...

Costa Rican Tribe’s Traditional Medicines Get A Modern Media Makeover

When the Terraba tribe in Costa Rica rallied to oppose a hydroelectric dam they feared would destroy their...

47% Of Pregnancies in Costa Rica Are Unintended

One of the concerns that exists today in Costa Rica, according to Oscar Valverde, reproductive health officer of...

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)...

Alajuela and Children’s Hospitals Will Be “Referral” Centres For Ebola

COSTA RICA NEWS -- The Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS) officials announced Monday that the Hospital San...

“Values ​​and Traditions” Will Be Taken Into Account in Deciding on the “Morning After Pill”, says Minister

The Ministry of Health says it will take into consideration "the science, values and Costa Rican traditions" in...