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Agriculture Ministry surveys population’s consumption of fruits, vegetables, seafood
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Agriculture Ministry surveys population’s consumption of fruits, vegetables, seafood

L. Arias - October 7, 2015

Costa Rica’s Agriculture and Livestock Ministry wants to know what's filling Ticos' bellies these days. The ministry launched a survey across the country this week to collect…

Golden Games challenge stereotypes about aging
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Golden Games challenge stereotypes about aging

Mitzi Stark - October 4, 2015

Adults over 60 are putting their skills to the test all over Costa Rica with the Juegos Dorados, or Golden Games. Participants are not only showing that…

Costa Rican health minister: Auto accidents are a public health issue
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Costa Rican health minister: Auto accidents are a public health issue

The Tico Times - August 4, 2015

Costa Rica’s health minister called auto accidents a public health priority on Monday during the presentation of the country’s new National Health Plan. Health Minister Dr. Fernando Llorca’s…

Costa Rican health officials report first cases this year of chikungunya virus in Jacó, Garabito
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Chikungunya blues
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Costa Rican health officials report first cases this year of chikungunya virus in Jacó, Garabito

L. Arias - July 25, 2015

Health Ministry officials this week reported that so far this year a total of 142 people have contracted the chikungunya virus in Costa Rica, among them the…

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,…

‘Free Seed Festival’ promotes empowerment and healthy living
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‘Free Seed Festival’ promotes empowerment and healthy living

Sarah Blaskey and Kasey Rechter - July 22, 2015

Muddy children chased each other playfully, jumping in puddles, then darting and weaving through the crowd gathered in the Tinamastes Community Hall on Sunday during the small…

Refusing to hire obese man is not discrimination, Costa Rican court finds
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Refusing to hire obese man is not discrimination, Costa Rican court finds

The Tico Times - July 16, 2015

Obesity can be cause not to hire someone, according to a recent ruling by the Costa Rican Supreme Court. The Supreme Court’s Constitutional Chamber, or Sala IV,…

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…

Costa Rica launches skin cancer prevention campaign
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Costa Rica launches skin cancer prevention campaign

L. Arias - May 24, 2015

The Costa Rican Social Security System (Caja) has launched a campaign to combat skin cancer, the most prevalent type of cancer in Costa Rica. According to the Caja's records,…

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