Number of obese Ticos has almost quadrupled in four decades
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Number of obese Ticos has almost quadrupled in four decades

L. Arias - April 19, 2017

Obesity figures among Costa Rica's population increased almost four times in the last 39 years, from 6.3 percent in 1975 to 23.7 percent in 2014. These results…

Costa Rica welcomes first IVF baby after 16-year ban
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Costa Rica welcomes first IVF baby after 16-year ban

L. Arias - March 9, 2017

A baby girl named María José is the first baby born as the result of an In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) procedure after a 16-year ban on the…

Health officials fight to avoid outbreaks of waterborne diseases
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Costa Rica
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Health officials fight to avoid outbreaks of waterborne diseases

L. Arias - November 29, 2016

See also: Here's how you can donate to Hurricane Otto relief in Costa Rica Health Ministry staff arrived Monday at various communities in the Northern Zone to…

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…

Costa Rica steps up safety measures ahead of World Surfing Games in Jacó
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Costa Rica steps up safety measures ahead of World Surfing Games in Jacó

L. Arias - August 5, 2016

National and local officials in the Central Pacific canton of Garabito are stepping up measures to ensure the World Surfing Games that will take place in Jacó beach…

Following legalization, just 1 clinic signed up to offer IVF
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Following legalization, just 1 clinic signed up to offer IVF

L. Arias - July 18, 2016

The executive decree reinstating the right to in vitro fertilization, or IVF, in Costa Rica went into effect three months ago, but only one private clinic has applied and…

Zika virus total surpasses 100 cases in Costa Rica
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Chikungunya
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Zika virus total surpasses 100 cases in Costa Rica

L. Arias - June 20, 2016

Costa Rica's tally of confirmed Zika cases exceeded 100 last week, according to the Health Ministry. The June 15 report stated there are 107 confirmed cases of Zika virus,…

Volcanic ash from Turrialba contributes to air pollution in metro area
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Volcanic ash from Turrialba contributes to air pollution in metro area

Zach Dyer - June 6, 2016

Volcanologists believe Turrialba Volcano isn’t going to stop erupting any time soon and that could have long-term health effects for people living downwind. Experts from the Health Ministry and…

Vegetables grown near erupting Turrialba called safe to eat
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Vegetables grown near erupting Turrialba called safe to eat

L. Arias - May 31, 2016

Consumption of vegetables grown north of Cartago province do not pose any risk to humans despite their exposure to ashes from the Turrialba Volcano, the Costa Rican government says. Ash…

Despite Zika virus, Garabito mayor says “no chance” World Surfing Games will be cancelled
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Despite Zika virus, Garabito mayor says “no chance” World Surfing Games will be cancelled

Michael Krumholtz - May 27, 2016

In the last week, 13 more cases of the Zika virus have been reported in Garabito on Costa Rica's Central Pacific, leaving the canton with 44 total cases, according to…