¢8 Million The Tally on No Smoking Fines

More than a year after the Ley de Control del Tabaco (Anti-Tobacco Law) went...

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...

Costa Rica in a tough battle against dengue

The Costa Rican Ministry of Health announced in late December it will increase its...

Costa Rica’s State Insurer Loses Market Share

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

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...

Female Condom Is Well Accepted by Costa Rican Women

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

Anthropology professor helps create website to track baby monkey in Costa Rica

A new website allows students to virtually follow a monkey through a jungle more...

Medical Tourism Conference April 24-26

Tourism remains an important source of income for Costa Rica. And one sector that...

In Costa Rica, Gastric Cancer Kills Every 13 Hours

In Costa Rica a person dies on average every thirteen hours from gastric cancer,...

Cartago Hospital Reports 10 Cases of C.Difficile

QCOSTARICA - Authorities at the Max Peralta Hospital in Cartago confirmed ten patients infected...

Record Breaking Dengue!

This week the record for the number of people affected with Dengue hit a...

World Bank Support for Costa Rica Healthcare Improvement

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

Three Private Costa Rica Hospitals Making Investments To Infrastructure and Services

Q COSTA RICA - Three private hospitals operating on Costa Rican are in the...

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...

Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, with Most Cases of Dengue

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

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...

Comparing Your Unique Skin Type

Your skin type is very important with the beauty care products you choose to...

French Tourist First Confirmed Case of Chikungunya In Costa Rica

COSTA RICA NEWS - A French tourist is the first confirmed case of the...

Caja Recognizes Communication Error In Denying Pregnant Woman Insurance Coverage

QCOSTARICA - After she was denied coverage at the Cartago EBAIS (free clinic), a pregnant...

Sex Education In Costa Rica Schools Survives Another Challenge

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

What You Should Know About Coffee

Costa Rica is a coffee producing country. And despite that coffee drinking is not...

[BLOG] Breast Cancer And Therapy in Costa Rica

QCOSTA RICA BLOG - It is hard to find a female over 40 that...

“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...

Medical Tourism Increases in Costa Rica, Competes with Mexico

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

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

While United States government food regulators struggle to eliminate partially the presence of 'trans...

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...

First Homegrown Case Of Chikungunya in Costa Rica

COSTA RICA NEWS -- The Ministerio de Salud (Ministry of Health) confirmed today, Saturday,...

Ticos Returned From Russia Infected With Sexually Transmitted Diseases

The World Cup in Russia left some Ticos (Costa Ricans) who traveled there for...

Salud To Review Diane-35, Acne and Contraceptive Drug Linked to Women’s Deaths

The Ministerio de Salud (Ministry of Health) said ti will investigate the drug 'Diane-35',...

Doctor With Cure For Homosexuality Cancels Talk At Conference

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

“Ecolones” A Hit With More Than 20,000 Consumers In The First Two Weeks

More than 20,000 have registered for the "ecolones" program that pays you in exchange...

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...

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