Health Ministry extends deadline to perform improvements at Manuel Antonio
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Health Ministry extends deadline to perform improvements at Manuel Antonio

L. Arias - February 14, 2017

The administration of Manuel Antonio National Park failed to comply with a Health Ministry deadline to conduct improvement works in the park’s infrastructure, prompting the Ministry to extend…

Health Ministry orders improvements at Manuel Antonio National Park
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Health Ministry orders improvements at Manuel Antonio National Park

L. Arias - February 13, 2017

This year, Valentine's Day is also the deadline that the Health Ministry set for administrators of Manuel Antonio National Park to conduct a series of infrastructure improvements. Among other requirements for…

Health Ministry confirms 10 deaths caused by influenza virus
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Costa Rica
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Health Ministry confirms 10 deaths caused by influenza virus

L. Arias - December 10, 2016

Health Minister Fernando Llorca reported that 10 people died in Costa Rica due to health complications caused by the influenza virus in the past six weeks. At a…

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…

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 Rica
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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…

Doctors’ Association backs down from mandatory medical fees
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Costa Rica
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Doctors’ Association backs down from mandatory medical fees

L. Arias - September 27, 2016

The Costa Rican Doctors’ and Surgeons’ Association revoked a decree setting minimum prices for all medical procedures performed by private practitioners. The proposed floor fees would have increased…

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…

New controls over dust from construction sites
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Costa Rica
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New controls over dust from construction sites

L. Arias - July 12, 2016

Costa Rica's Health Ministry approved a new regulation requiring construction companies and contractors to reduce the impact of dust from construction projects on nearby residents. The new regulation, which was…

Mandatory prices for medical procedures rankle public, politicians
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Costa Rica
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Mandatory prices for medical procedures rankle public, politicians

L. Arias - July 6, 2016

The latest salvos were fired last week in a national furor over the attempt to set minimum prices for all medical procedures performed by private practitioners in Costa Rica.…