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Costa Rica reports lower cancer mortality rates
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cancer awareness
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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…

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

Dengue vaccine likely to be available at public hospitals next year
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Costa Rica
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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…

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,…

Costa Rica’s rainy season brings rise in Zika cases
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica’s rainy season brings rise in Zika cases

L. Arias - May 12, 2016

The number of people in Costa Rica who have contracted the mosquito-borne Zika virus reached 32 this week, the Health Ministry reported Wednesday. More than half of the cases are…

Costa Rica sees rise in domestic violence
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Costa Rica
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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…

Dengue, chikungunya cases in Costa Rica up by over 600 percent
Chikungunya
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Chikungunya
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Dengue, chikungunya cases in Costa Rica up by over 600 percent

L. Arias - February 22, 2016

Although most of the interest these days is focused on the arrival in the country of the Zika virus, there's been a staggering rise in other -- and in…

Male smokers triple female ones in Costa Rica, study finds
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Male smokers triple female ones in Costa Rica, study finds

L. Arias - February 17, 2016

Some 9 percent of Costa Rica’s population smokes on a daily basis, meaning some 300,000 people here can be considered regular smokers. That is one of the…

AH1N1 virus blamed for 7 deaths in Costa Rica this month
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AH1N1 virus blamed for 7 deaths in Costa Rica this month

L. Arias - December 31, 2015

At least seven people have died this month in Costa Rica from the AH1N1 virus, the president of the Social Security System, or Caja, said Wednesday. María del Rocío…

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