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...

The Future of Ganja in Costa Rica

2017 was a fantastic year for international cannabis reform with countries in South America, the Caribbean, Europe, and...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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)...

Costa Rica Consumers Concerned About “Fake Rice”

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

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,...

How to stop sitting yourself to death

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

Specialists of the Hospital Mexico Achieve New Formula to Treat APL

A treatment that is used in very few Latin American countries and that orally less than ten countries...

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...

Why Costa Rica is the Perfect Location to Practice Nursing

A career as a travel nurse is one of the most popular careers in healthcare right now. Aside...

‘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...

First Outbreak of Bovine Rabies Of The Year

The Servicio Nacional de Salud Animal (Senasa) - National Animal Health Service - says it has detected the...

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...

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...

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...

Costa Rica Approves Sale Of Dengue Vaccine

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

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Good News For Renters, Not So Much For Landlords

  Thanks to a recent law reform, residential rentals in colones cannot rise above the accumulated inflation of the past 12 months. In 2018, the legal...

Court Rules Against Uber and its 83,000 Drivers

Colombia’s Constitutional Court has ruled against Uber with a verdict that affects 83,000 drivers affiliated to the technology platform. The decision follows a similar...

Over half a million Venezuelans fled to Colombia

More than half a million Venezuelans have taken refuge in Colombia to escape the crippling economic crisis in their country, Colombia Immigration (Migración Colombia)...

Foreigner Detained At Airport For Concealing Large Amount Of Cash

A woman of Cuban nationality was detained by the officials of the Policía de Control de Drogas (PCD) - Drug Control Police - at...

New ¢1,000 Not Fake: New Series Issued With Changes

The Banco Central (Central Bank) confirmed on Monday, January 22, that the new ¢1,000 banknote in circulation is not counterfeit, as it has been...

Canadian Wanted In Shooting Of Two Nicaraguans in Santa Teresa de Cobano

A fight outside a liquor store in Santa Terese de Cobano, in the Nicoya Peninsula, resulted in the death of one and serious injury...

Bomberos Attend Fires On Motorbikes

There was an emergency. There was despair. There was a house on fire. The owners called 9-1-1 for help. But instead of the sirens...

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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...

American Tourist Dies In Isla del Coco Shark Attack

The National Coast Guard Service of the Ministry of Public Security (Servicio Nacional de Guardacostas, del Ministerio de Seguridad Pública) confirmed the death of...

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...

Female Tiger Shark Attacked American Tourist Who Died in Isla del Coco

The survivor of the shark attack in the Isla del Coco on Thursday, the 26-year-old diving guide identified by his last name Jimenez, said...

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...

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Government Delays Construction but Not Does Not Back Down on Concession

The Miniter of Transport, Pedro Castro, met with the mayors of seven municipalities in the province of Alajuela on Friday, to discuss the concession...

Traffic Patrol Vehicles Sit Idle For Lack Of Money To Repair Them

They sit idle doing nothing while Traffic officials complain about the lack of patrol vehicles. In some cases, a number of patrol vehicles have...

More Than 60 Commercial Centres In 4km Of Escazú

Not a good area to build a house, but great for a condo or a commerce according to municipal officials Escazú is known for hoarding...

2014 Super Bowl Sunday in Costa Rica

Sunday, Feb. 2 is going to be an interesting day in Costa Rica. We have to major events, from two different worlds, shaping the...

Sala IV Orders One Hour Per Day Per Infant For Breasfeeding

Now, in Costa Rica, mothers are entitled to one hour off work time per infant for breastfeeding. The Constitutional Court or Sala IV has ordered,...