Ten Myths and Truths About Dengue, Zika and Chikungunya

(QCOSTARICA by Roberto Acuña Ávalos, Vozdeguanacaste.com) Being sick with Dengue, Zika or Chikungunya turns...

Political Inaction Costs Country US$2.2 Million

COSTA RICA NEWS -- Costa Rica has been hit with an indemnity judgement of...

INS Announces Expansion To Trauma Hospital

Q COSTA RICA - The increase in demand and the possibility of diversifying the...

CCSS Endorses Medicinal Use of Marijuana

QCOSTARICA - The use of marijuana for medicinal purposes and research has received the...

Clinica Biblica Starts Construction On Expansion In The GAM

(QCOSTARICA) The Clinica Biblica, the largest and most complete private hospital of Costa Rica,...

Doctor Promoting “Cure” For Homosexuality To Visit Costa Rica

Dr. Jokin de Irala, who promotes that homosexuality can be overcome with therapy will...

Depression Linked With Late Night TV, Computer Use: Study

Sitting in front of a computer or TV screen late into the night or...

Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, with Most Cases of Dengue

QCOSTARICA by Roberto Acuña Ávalos, Vozdeguanacaste - So far in 2015, 839 people have...

Costa Rica Among World’s Top Destinations For Medical Tourism

QCOSTARICA - Healthcare seekers contemplating value-based treatment overseas and looking for just the right...

Best Cleansing Foods For Daily Detox

By Mary Serphos, Vozdeguanacaste.com - These days it seems like everyone wants to detox,...

“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...

Karolina’s Story: Living with Chagas

(Q24N) by Wilberth Villalobos Castrillo, Vozdeguanacaste - This is the message that Karolina Paniagua...

Costa Rica Vigilant To Prevent Cases of Enterovirus D68

COSTA RICA NEWS - The Ministry of Health (Ministerio de Salud) is maintaining a...

Respiratory Viruses Claims 49 More Lives This Year Over Last

Respiratory viruses claimed the 49 more lives than last year, according to the Ministry...

Doctor With Cure For Homosexuality Cancels Talk At Conference

Spanish doctor, Jokin de Irala, who promotes a cure for homosexuality, has cancelled his...

Two Cups of Coffee Daily May Help In Longer, Healthier Life

Costa Rica's coffee institute, the Instituto del Café de Costa Rica (ICAFE) is pointing...

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

QLIVING - A MAN who extended his life span by avoiding processed meats bitterly...

Two Patients Each Both With Dengue and Chikungunya In Puntarenas

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

Tough Anti Tobacco Regulations

On June 26, severe regulations of the anti-tobacco law will go into effect, drastically...

The Before, During and After of Staying Hydrated While Surfing

Q COSTA RICA (by Roberto Cruz, Vozdeguancaste.com) Those of us who practice water sports...

Dengue Cases Quadruple In First Three Months of The Year

The number of cases of Dengue in the first quarter of the year over...

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...

Sex Education In Costa Rica Schools Survives Another Challenge

The Education Ministry's sex education program has survived another challenge this week when the...

Costa Rica’s State Insurer Loses Market Share

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

18,000 People Defecate In The Open in Costa Rica

(QCOSTARICA) Due to the lack of septic tanks, sewers and toilets, it is estimated...

67 Ticas Die Each Year From A Silent Cancer

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

Cigarette Smuggling In Costa Rica Skyrockets

Cigarette smuggling in Costa Rica skyrocketed, a market that went from 8.3% in 2008...

Medical Tourism Increases in Costa Rica, Competes with Mexico

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

Orphans To Receive Pension Until 25 Even If Working

Some 7.000 orphans in Costa Rica will take benefit to a recent Constitutional Court...

Is Costa Rica a Health Care Haven for Expats?

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

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...

Caja To Target Young In Anti-Smoking Campaign

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

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The Silent Darién (VIDEO)

The Darien Gap (el Tapón del Darién in Spanish) is considered by some to be the most dangerous and inhospitable place in Latin America,...
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Roger Waters In Costa Rica November 24

George Roger Waters, singer, songwriter, bassist, composer and co-founder of the progressive rock band Pink Floyd will be in concert in Costa Rica on...

May 8 To Be A Holiday For The Public Sector

The government decreed May 8 a day off for all public sector employees, with the exception of essential services, such as hospitals, police, and...

3D Printed Robo-toads Being Used To Study Sex Lives of Amphibians in Costa Rica

A research project at the University of Windsor (Canada) is using 3D printed lookalikes to discover why a species of toad in Costa Rica...

Millicom launches Tigo One OTT service in Costa Rica

Tigo Costa Rica (Millicom) has announced the launch of its Tigo One TV platform combining linear pay-TV and over-the-top (OTT) services. The new offering...

Social Security Protest March Leads To Clashes In Nicaragua (Photos)

A protest over social security changes in Nicaragua has led to clashes between opponents of the measure and government backers. Hundreds of activists, elderly people...

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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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Russian Travel Warning Urges Citizens to Avoid the Reach of US Law

The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has issued a travel warning telling Russians to refrain from trips abroad, especially to countries that have extradition...

Orozco Aks For Recusal Of Fellow Legislator For Being Lesbian

Legislator and lawyer Justo Orozco could lose his license to practice law for statements against the sexual preferences of persons of the same sex...

Buy online? Here Are The “Authorized by Hacienda” Package Import Services

(QCOSTARICA) Shopping online is a practical way of getting the things you want, things that can't be found or are just too expensive in...

How to host an Argentinean asado

(QLIVING) It's the weekend. Skip the boring burger and hot dogs or a trip mall's food court and host an Argentinean Asado. Even if...