Costa Rican experts seek to curb increase in breast cancer cases, deaths
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Costa Rican experts seek to curb increase in breast cancer cases, deaths

L. Arias - October 28, 2016

Cases of breast cancer, the most common type among Costa Rican women, increased 63 percent between 2000 and 2013, while mortality rose 43 percent in the same period,…

Alcohol still the most popular drug in Costa Rica
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Alcohol still the most popular drug in Costa Rica

L. Arias - October 18, 2016

Almost one in three Ticos drink alcohol at least once a month, most of them men, according to results of the latest study on the use of…

Costa Rican ‘super eggs’ boost daily intake of nutrients
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Costa Rican ‘super eggs’ boost daily intake of nutrients

L. Arias - October 14, 2016

Researchers at the University of Costa Rica's School of Agronomic Engineering have found a natural method to improve the intake of selenium, a mineral that is important for…

Study: Costa Rica improves healthy life expectancy
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Study: Costa Rica improves healthy life expectancy

L. Arias - October 12, 2016

A study by researchers from the University of Washington found that over the past decade, the average Costa Rican added a full year of healthy living to his…

Costa Rica to use drones to deliver medicine to indigenous communities
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Costa Rica to use drones to deliver medicine to indigenous communities

L. Arias - September 19, 2016

Costa Rica’s Social Security System, or Caja, plans to start using drones to deliver medicine to remote indigenous communities. The plan, which the Caja says it will launch…

Costa Rica reports lower cancer mortality rates
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Costa Rica reports lower cancer mortality rates

L. Arias - August 18, 2016

Cancer is killing relatively fewer Costa Ricans today than it was 15 years ago, the Social Security System, or Caja, reported this week. Though the absolute number of cancer…

Dengue vaccine likely to be available at public hospitals next year
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Dengue vaccine likely to be available at public hospitals next year

L. Arias - June 23, 2016

Costa Rica’s Health Ministry on Monday approved the use of Dengvaxia, the first licensed dengue vaccine recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO). The approval is the first step in making…

Costa Rica sees rise in domestic violence
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Costa Rica sees rise in domestic violence

L. Arias - April 13, 2016

The number of domestic violence victims treated at public hospitals of the Social Security System, or Caja, has increased by one-third over the last three years, according…

Vaccine against dengue virus is 100 percent effective: study
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Chikungunya
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Vaccine against dengue virus is 100 percent effective: study

Kerry Sheridan | AFP - March 16, 2016

MIAMI -- An experimental vaccine against dengue, the world's most common mosquito-borne virus, was 100 percent effective in early trials and could speed up the pace of…