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Taking Care of Your Health While Travelling

Despite being tedious, traveling is fun. It eliminates the monotony, helps you to unwind, refresh, and as a result, you become more creative. So, have you been in the same routine for some time and you feel that you’re not even performing your duties...

Easy Ways to Destress

Do you feel stressed right now? You’ll be pleased to know it’s perfectly natural. In the modern world, stress is brought on by several different factors, and it can be a negative force that can lead to headaches, stomachaches, fatigue, and muscle tension. Before stress...

Following An Appeal To The Sala IV, Patient Does Not Have To Wait 9 Years For An Ultrasound

For an increasing number of patients of the Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS), the State Health System, an appeal to the Sala IV (Constitutional Court) is the only remedy to accelerate urgent medical care. Such was the case of a Desamparados woman who requires...

“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 for separating waste and recycling it. The service launched on April 17 and its founders say the numbers in just two weeks is "really positive". What is econlones? In short, a...

Honduran Health Ministry Accused of Corruption, Fiscal Fraud

Honduras' Health Ministry is sinking deeper into a corruption scandal, with the National Anti-Corruption Council (CNA) introducing fresh allegations to an ongoing investigation. Presented to the Public Ministry on Thursday, investigators say new evidence and testimonies support the theory of fiscal fraud which has robbed...

El Salvador Releases Second Woman Jailed Over Abortion

A Salvadoran woman serving a 30-year sentence for aggravated homicide over an alleged abortion after she was raped was released from prison on Tuesday having served half her sentence. Maira Figueroa is the second woman jailed under the Central American country's severe anti-abortion laws to...

Costa Rica With The Largest Deficit in Central America

This year marks a decade of the last fiscal surplus that Costa Rica had. Ever since there has been a deficit, and it has grown, worsening year by year without there being any solution, neither for increasing income nor for a reduction of expenses. In...

Canadian Capital Fuels Colombian Cannabis Boom

(Ozy.com) Decades have passed since the bulk of marijuana cultivation in the Americas shifted from Colombia up to Mexico. But the tides are turning again. This time, suited businesspeople, not drug cartels, are betting on a lucrative Colombian weed crop, bound for markets around...

7 Ways to Costa Rica & Chill

Costa Rica has a well-deserved rep as a hot spot for adrenaline-fueled adventures, from zip-lining through jungle canopies to rappelling down waterfalls. But there’s also some serious local yin to balance out all that yang. So much so that you could easily create an...

The Dirtiest Spots on Airplanes

When it comes to flying, nothing about a close proximity to strangers and bathrooms for hours on end feels particularly clean. And while you may not be able to make the flight shorter or the seats bigger, you can make your experience more sanitary...

Laura Chinchilla: From President to Pole Dancer?

Ok, before you get the wrong idea, no, our beloved Doña Laura has not hit financial hard times and having to take a job as pole dancer in a nightclub (strip club). But, we can understand why, this after the usually dry and restrained former...

New Union for Health Companies

Q COSTA RICA - Pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, medical tourism companies, laboratories, pharmacies and research centers are part of the new Costa Rican health chamber, the Cámara Costarricense de la Salud. The chamber arose from the previously the  Consejo para la Promoción Internacional de la Medicina...

Best Cleansing Foods For Daily Detox

By Mary Serphos, Vozdeguanacaste.com - These days it seems like everyone wants to detox, but why do it? Toxins, pesticides, chemicals in household cleaning products, plastics, Teflon pans and Guanacaste’s incessant dust all accumulate in tissues, organs and the blood. While the job of your...

‘Machismo Is Very Strong Here’

(Q24N) At the end of a 20km red dirt track winding through a rainforest in eastern Paraguay, lies a secondary school for girls providing a source of hope in a country that has a notorious reputation when it comes to women’s rights. Paraguay has one...

You Should Totally Pee in the Shower!

QLIFE- Admit to peeing in the shower, and you may get some dirty looks—but really you should be getting a gold star for helping to save the planet. Mic makes a compelling case for relieving oneself in the shower that goes beyond morning laziness. According...

Is the world finally waking up to intersex rights?

Q24N - "The surgeon’s approach was that I didn’t identify as a woman because I didn’t have a vagina,” says Mauro Cabral. After growing up in Argentina being treated as a girl, he discovered at the age of 14 that he didn’t have any...

Ministry of Health Fumigates All of Nosara Due to Possible Appearance of Zika

QCOSTARICA  by Wilberth Villalobos Castrillo, Vozdeguanacaste.com - As if the cases of Dengue and Chikungunya in Nicoya weren’t enough already, now the Zika virus threatens to overshadow the inhabitants of the canton and the country after the Atlanta Center for Disease Control and Prevention...

Costa Rica Health Ministry Confirmed 14 Deaths From AH1N1

QCOSTARICA = Although the Ministry of Health (Ministerio de Salud) is confident the AH1N11 influenza and severe acute respiratory infections (SARI) will end before the start of the school year next month, the Ministry of Public Education (MEP) remains an active protocol against infectious...

Senasa Prohibits Pork Exports Of Three Chile Plants To Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - Authorities of the National Animal Health Service (Servicio Nacional de Salud Animal - SENASA) of the Ministry of Agriculture (MAG), concluded this week the inspection of six plants exporting pork to Costa Rica and took the decision to prohibit exports from three,...

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 in this field. Because of its strong institutions in the health sector and its proximity to the United States, Costa Rica has always been conducive to the...

New Medication To Treat Blood Clots Now Available In Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA HEALTH - A blood thinner that treats and prevents blood clots, Xarelto, is now available in Costa Rica, recently obtaining permission from the Ministry of Health (Ministerio de Salud). Xarelto (rivaroxaban) is an anticoagulant (blood thinner) that prevents the formation of blood clots.  It...

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 your health a big boost and your body will be grateful. Over the years, researchers have studied sleep and have disclosed several benefits beyond providing rest for...

Bovine Rabies Outbreak Detected In Puriscal (San Jose) Farm

QCOSTARICA - The Servicio Nacional de Salud Animal (SENASA) - National Animal Health Service - has identified an outbreak in a cattle farm, the Quebrada Honda de Puriscal (in Puriscal, San Jose),where it has established sanitary and quarantine measures. From a statement issued by the...

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 world's human population, especially in Latin America. A cup of white rice has about 200 calories—not insignificant considering it’s most often used as a small part...

[BLOG] Breast Cancer And Therapy in Costa Rica

QCOSTA RICA BLOG - It is hard to find a female over 40 that does not want or need a mammogram. And, if positive: help! (That is the best and only word to describe the feeling.) However, research all you can on the internet and...

Challenge Yourself To Go RAW!

COSTA RICA EXTRA - Since last November an Escazú restaurant offers a new option in the healthy foods market. RAW Company serves up "raw food", prepared with fresh ingredients, which have not gone through the cooking process or whose temperature does not exceed 45 degrees...

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