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The biology of coffee, one of the world’s most popular drinks

(Updated) You’re reading this with a cup of coffee in your hand, aren’t you? Coffee is one of the world’s most popular drinks. Americans drink more coffee than soda, juice and tea — combined. How popular is coffee? When news first broke that Prince Harry...

Bayer insists that Glyphosate (Glisofato) is safe despite cancer alerts

Despite Bayer facing dozens of potential lawsuits worth tens of millions of dollars in glyphosate-cancer lawsuits in Hawaii targeting Monsanto Co. and its weed-killer Roundup and a U.S. Federal jury last March ordering Monsanto to pay more than US$80 million in damages to a...

Medical doctor performed amazing operation without opening up a patient with cancer

Dr. Jorge Vargas raised the prestige of the doctors of the Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS or Caja) successfully carrying out a truly incredible operation at the Enrique Baltodano Hospital in Liberia, Guanacaste. The doctor, trained in Italy, connected the stomach with the small...

Allergan Breast Implants Recalled By FDA Made in Costa Rica

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday (July 25, 2019) issued an alert about textured breast implants and Biocell tissue expanders, produced by Allergan, as they are related to the onset of anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL). The FDA requested that Allergan recall...

Latin America’s Darling of the Telenovelas Dies at 54

Edith González was a hurricane in acting. Everything, absolutely everything, she devastated. Her fierceness sowed fear in Doña Bárbara (2008), her charm seduced in Salomé (2001) and her blue eyes were moving in Corazón Salvaje (1993). There was never a telenovela (soap opera) in which...

The Costa Rica Medical Marketplace

By Galya Gerstman - I often joke to outsiders that in Costa Rica, it would appear that traffic regulations are not obligatory, but merely suggestions, judging by what I see on the roads. I have since found that this flexible attitude toward what would...

How to stop sitting yourself to death

Sitting is probably killing you slowly — whether you exercise vigorously every day or not. Sitting has been referred to as the new smoking. And a recent study shows that risk of death begins to rise if bouts of sitting persist for longer than...

Abuse Of Sugary Drinks Cause of 197 Deaths Annually in Costa Rica

The amount of sugared drinks consumed in Costa Rica is on the increase. Either for lack of time, ease or laziness, the seemingly harmless practice has a dark side that leads to death. Obesity caused by the consumption of these products translates into diseases such...

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