French family in Costa Rica that had been quarantined for measles leaves hospital
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French family in Costa Rica that had been quarantined for measles leaves hospital

AFP and The Tico Times - March 2, 2019

A French family that had spent more than a week in quarantine in Costa Rica with measles was discharged, although the trio has to remain in the…

Troubling increase of cancer in Latin America
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Troubling increase of cancer in Latin America

Ana Paula Pedrosa / AFP - January 29, 2019

Most recent global data indicate that the number of cases and deaths caused by the disease will grow in the region in a faster pace than the…

Prison sentence for abortion in El Salvador draws attention to Central American laws
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Prison sentence for abortion in El Salvador draws attention to Central American laws

Julia Ríos / AFP - February 19, 2018

The recent liberation of Salvadoran woman Teodora Vásquez after 11 years of prison for having an abortion has drawn increased attention to the dramatic situation faced by…

UN official cites violence against Latin women in spread of HIV
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UN official cites violence against Latin women in spread of HIV

Marco Sibaja / AFP - November 24, 2017

The virus that causes AIDS is continues to spread among women and the gay community in Latin America, due largely to the violence and discrimination that afflict…

Another handy herb for a Costa Rican garden pharmacy
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Another handy herb for a Costa Rican garden pharmacy

Ed Bernhardt - October 21, 2017

Here’s a wild plant that’s found all around in world in tropical regions where it grows along roadsides, in fields and pastures or even in your own…

Costa Rican health authorities declare malaria alert
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Costa Rican health authorities declare malaria alert

AFP - September 14, 2017

Costa Rica declared a health alert Wednesday because of various new cases of malaria related to travel and immigration to and from Nicaragua, where the disease has…

Costa Rica studies longevity of its centenarian citizens
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Costa Rica
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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…

Costa Rica recorded almost 1,000 new HIV cases last year
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica recorded almost 1,000 new HIV cases last year

L. Arias - July 6, 2017

Health Ministry officials reported this week that  the number of cases of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) increased last year in Costa…

Costa Rican researchers want to use nature sounds in healing therapies
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican researchers want to use nature sounds in healing therapies

L. Arias - June 26, 2017

The sounds of rains, winds, waves, or the trilling of birds on the Osa Peninsula could soon be used as a therapeutic tool to improve the quality of life…

Health Ministry confirms sixth case of a baby born with Zika virus
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Health Ministry confirms sixth case of a baby born with Zika virus

L. Arias - June 15, 2017

Read more of our Zika coverage here. A woman in the province of Guanacaste gave birth to a baby girl infected with Zika, bringing the total number…

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