Costa Rica studies longevity of its centenarian citizens
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Costa Rica studies longevity of its centenarian citizens

L. Arias - July 13, 2017

Research seeking to evaluate the longevity of people over 100 years of age in Costa Rica started this week in the province of Guanacaste. Fernando Morales, the director…

Seed festival is a gardener’s dream come true
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Seed festival is a gardener’s dream come true

Ed Bernhardt - September 17, 2016

The tiny village of Tinamastes, near Dominical, recently hosted a unique festival of huge impact for our region. It was the second annual seed exchange festival, which…

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…

First Zika virus case reported in Costa Rica
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First Zika virus case reported in Costa Rica

Zach Dyer - January 26, 2016

The first case of the mosquito-borne Zika virus has been detected in Costa Rica, health officials announced Tuesday. The Health Ministry issued a statement confirming the first…

Movember returns to Costa Rica to boost prostate cancer awareness
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Movember returns to Costa Rica to boost prostate cancer awareness

Amanda Zúñiga - November 1, 2015

It's November – which means that it's also Movember, the mustache-themed international public health campaign that seeks to take over Costa Rica for a second year. Movember…

Experts warn of Chagas’ disease in Costa Rica
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Experts warn of Chagas’ disease in Costa Rica

L. Arias - October 24, 2015

Experts from the National University’s Veterinary and Entomology schools issued a warning this week about the possible spread of Chagas' disease throughout Costa Rica. A recent investigation…

Costa Rica approves regulations to restart medical research on humans
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Costa Rica approves regulations to restart medical research on humans

L. Arias - July 22, 2015

Medical research involving human subjects could resume soon in Costa Rica following the publication in the official newspaper La Gaceta of regulations outlining the procedures for approval, development,…

Costa Rica launches Gross National Happiness index
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Costa Rica launches Gross National Happiness index

Zach Dyer - July 9, 2015

No surprise here: a strong majority of Costa Ricans are pura vida, according to the first Gross National Happiness index released Thursday. The index, carried out by the…

Zika who? Costa Rica on alert following first confirmed cases of the virus in the Americas
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Zika who? Costa Rica on alert following first confirmed cases of the virus in the Americas

L. Arias - June 5, 2015

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) issued an epidemiological alert on the potential spread on the continent of the mosquito-borne viral disease Zika, which is similar to dengue and…

Costa Rica reports fewer cases of dengue this year
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Costa Rica reports fewer cases of dengue this year

L. Arias - June 4, 2015

The number of dengue cases in the first five months of this year in Costa Rica dropped by 50.4 percent compared with figures from last year, the Health Ministry reported. From Jan. 1…