Ebais Workers To Strike Thursday

Personnel at 45 EBAIS clinics in Montes de Oca, La Union and Curridabat intend to go out on...

Costa Rica Confirms First case of Zika-associated Syndrome

(Q Costa Rica) Health officials on Thursday confirmed the first local case of the potentially fatal Guillain-Barre syndrome...

MEP Employee Fired For Alcoholism Must Be Reinstated

Costa Rica's Constitutional Court or Sala IV has ordered the Ministerio de Educación Pública (MEP) to reinstate an...

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...

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 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...

Medical Travel Summit to be Held in Costa Rica

The issue of recreational approach in quality of life will gather delegates from 15 countries in the fourth...

Costa Rica Among World’s Top Destinations For Medical Tourism

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

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...

Costa Rica Decrees ‘Preventive’ Emergency Over Zika

QCOSTARICA - The Ministry of Health and National Emergency Commission - Ministerio de Salud and the Comisión Nacional...

Dengue Cases On The Decline

The Ministra de Salud (Health), Daisy Corrales, tells us that the number of Dengue cases is on 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...

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...

French Tourist First Confirmed Case of Chikungunya In Costa Rica

COSTA RICA NEWS - A French tourist is the first confirmed case of the Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) in...

Ninth Flu Victim Dies

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

KFC Chicken and Fries in Costa Rica Have FIVE Times More Salt

QCOSTARICA -  How a much salt is there in a KFC? According to a recent survery of chidlren's...
The Aedes aegypti or yellow fever mosquito is a vector for transmitting several tropical fevers such as Zika, Dengue and Chikungunya. Only the female bites for blood, which she needs to mature her eggs.

Pregnant Tica Could Be First Indigenous Case of Zika In The Country

QCOSTARICA - A pregnant women with 36 weeks gestation could become the first autochthonous case of the Zika...

New Research Reveals Another Good Reason To Drink Red Wine

(QCOSTARICA LIFESTYLE) Enjoy a good "copa de vino" (glass of wine) but hate doing the gym stuff to...

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...

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...

Dengue Cases Continue To Rise

To date there a a total of 19,681 recorded cases Public health officials in Costa Rica are hard at...

Angelina Jolie Reveals She Had Preventative Double Mastectomy

Angelina Jolie, known for being fiercely private, has made a very personal disclosure in an op-ed "My Medical...

Man Sues Caja For Delays In Surgery And Wins

Q COSTA RICA NEWS - The story begins in 2005, when a man, identified by his last name,...

Why The Zika Virus Is Causing Alarm

QCOSTARICA - Global health officials are racing to better understand the Zika virus behind a major outbreak that...

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...

Costa Ricans Consume Fewer “Trans Fats” Despite Not Having Regulations

While United States government food regulators struggle to eliminate partially the presence of 'trans fats" in processed foods,...

Costa Rica Anti Smoking Law A Money Maker For Health Ministry

While smoking costs the country's health system money, the law prohibiting smoking in public places, the Ley de...

Guanacaste Woman First Death From Dengue This Year

A Guanacaste woman is the first fatailty of dengue since 2010, this was confirmed by the Ministry of...

Choosing a Plastic Surgeon in Costa Rica

If you are considering cosmetic or plastic surgery, do not overlook the importance of choosing the right physician....

Caja To Be In Full Operation For Semana Santa

The Caja Costarricense del Seguro Social (CCSS) announced on Monday that it will keep all of its services...

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...

Preventing Mosquito Bites

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

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Volcanologists Get Up Close To The Turrialba Volcano (Photos and Video)

Using a drone a group of volcanologists calling themselves Volcanes sin Fronteras (Volcanos Without Borders) were able to give us impressive photos and video...

First Outbreak of Bovine Rabies Of The Year

The Servicio Nacional de Salud Animal (Senasa) - National Animal Health Service - says it has detected the first bovine paralytic rabies outbreak of...

“Volá como el Presidente” (Travel Like The President)

President Luis Guillermo Solis came to power on May 8, 2014, and immediately got on an airplane. That made Solis harshly criticized by many...

3 Reasons Not to Live in Costa Rica (and 3 Reasons You Should Move There Now!)

It took a while for my husband and I to pluck up the courage to sell our house and most of our belongings then move...

Diet Coke gets a new look and new flavors

Diet Coke is getting a makeover to try to invigorate the sugar-free soda's slumping sales. Coca-Cola Co. said last week that it's making its 12-ounce...

Everything Simple Made Difficult, The Costa Rican Way!

RICO's TICO BULL - Costa Rica's first same-sex marriage that was set for today, Saturday, following the Corte Interamerican de Derechos Humanos (Inter-American Court...

Costa Rica Notaries Cannot Marry Same-Sex Couples

Despite a resolution of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights that guarantees same-sex marriages in Costa Rica, the first gay couple to have tied...

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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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Burger King Set To Re-Open in Costa Rica!

QCOSTARICA - Following rumours that Burger King would be back in Costa Rica, it is now a reality. The U.S. hamburger restaurant chain is...

Chuck E. Cheese’s Hiring Staff For Planned October Opening In Costa Rica

Looking for work? Chuck E. Cheese's may the fit for you, as the chain of American family entertainment centers and restaurants gets ready to...

Volcano Turrialba Erupted 26 Times Over The Weekend

QCOSTARICA - The Turrialba Volcano has been very active this weekend, with at least 26 eruptions accompanied by seismicity, says the Comision Nacional de...

[BLOG] GET TO KNOW YOUR REPRESENTATIVE?

COSTA RICA BLOG - When chatting with my Tico friends about elections, I sometimes ask them if they know their Legislative Representative (Legisladores in...

Constitutional Court Postpones SUTEL Public Hearing On Postpaid Mobile Internet

COSTA RICA NEWS - The Constitutional Court (Sala IV) ahs suspended the public hearing convened by the Superdependencia de Telecomunicaciones (SUTEL) to discuss the...