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Monday 22 May 2017

American Tourist May Be First Case of Homegrown Zika Virus

QCOSTARICA | An American tourist who may have contracted the Zika virus in Costa Rica, is being tested...

Female Condom Is Well Accepted by Costa Rican Women

COSTA RICA HEALTH NEWS - A recent study by Costa Rica's Social Security (Caja Costarricense del Seguro Social...

Karolina’s Story: Living with Chagas

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

This Cooking Trick Cuts Rice Calories in Half

COSTA RICA EXTRA - Rice is the most widely consumed staple food for a large part of the...

Costa Rica Lifts Ban On IVF

QCOSTARICA -As the only country in the world to outlaw in vitro fertilization treatment, Costa Ricans will be...

Preventing Mosquito Bites

Preventing mosquito bites (from the Centers for Disease Control and Protection CDC): Cover exposed skin by wearing long-sleeved shirts, long...

Orphans To Receive Pension Until 25 Even If Working

Some 7.000 orphans in Costa Rica will take benefit to a recent Constitutional Court ruling that allows them...

For The First Time, Costa Rica Will Change Influenza Vaccine And Vaccination Period

COSTA RICA NEWS - Following the World Health Organization (WHO) research establishing the most common types of virus...

Breast Cancer Each Year Takes The Like Of 280 Women in Costa Rica

  QCOSTARICA - Each year about 280 women in Costa Rica die from breast cancer, representing 17% of all...

Junk Food For The Festival de Luz Can Set A Family Back ¢20.000

The annual Festival de la Luz (Light Festival) is perhaps the most attended festival of the holiday season....

World Bank Support for Costa Rica Healthcare Improvement

(Q24N) The World Bank has approved an almost half a billion dollar loan to improve the timeliness and...

Health Is Looking To Prohibit Smoking in Boulevards

Having to endure breathing second hand cigarette smoke in San José's boulevard may soon be a thing of...

Dengue Cases Quadruple In First Three Months of The Year

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

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 often don’t realize how...

Seasonal Influenza Claims Nine Lives (So Far) In Costa Rica

Q COSTA RICA NEWS - The Ministry of Health confirmed Thursday night that in the last six weeks...

Costa Rica Health Confirms New Case of Chikungunya

COSTA RICA NEWS - The Ministry of Health (Ministerio de Salud) confirmed a new case of the Chikungunya...

Home Remedies: A Formula That Survives The Test of Generations

In the corridors of San José's Mercado Cental (Central Market) you can find stalls with decades of being...

Costa Rica Opens Up to Biomedical Research

(qCOSTARICA) New rules govern activities and research in the area of ​​biomedicine, reopening up the country to investment...

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...

Season Flu Vaccination Program Underway

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

112 People Died In Costa Rica Last Year Due To Respiratory Viruses

Q COSTA RICA NEWS - A total of 112 people died in Costa Rica in 2016 as a...

Clinica Biblica Starts Construction On Expansion In The GAM

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

Medical Tourism Booms in Costa Rica

(Reuters) - When Canadian house cleaner Marlene Trithardt needed a tooth replaced, she drove past her local dentist's...

Chikungunya Virus Threatens Tourism

QCOSTARICA - Seven confirmed cases and 180 suspected is the tally of the Chikungunya virus in Guanacaste and...

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...

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...

Salud Gets Serious In Fight Against Dengue

In an effort to curb the spread of Dengue, the Ministerio de Salud (Health Ministry) has drafted legislation...

“The Worst Is Yet To Come”,Health Official Conerned Of The Spread of Zika in The Country

(QCOSTARICA) The increased number of cases of Zika in the country has prompted renewed concerns by Ministry of...

Health Confirms Death of Six Month Old Baby To H1N1 Flu Virus (Swine Flu)

QCOSTARICA The Health Ministry (Ministerio de Salud) confirmed the 29th victim of the H1N1 virus since December, the...

Costa Rica Issues Health Alert Against CHIKV Virus

According to Costa Rican health authorities, although there is no case in Costa Rica, the Pan American Health...

Costa Rica’s Love For Salt

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rica’s salt intake is so high it introduced a national plan to reduce salt consumption...

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...