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Costa Rican Ministry of Health: “Tobacco is a threat to our environment”

World No-Tobacco Day is celebrated every year on May 31 and this year’s campaign motto is: "Tobacco is a threat to our environment." The...

Jill Biden announces Costa Rica childhood cancer agreement

The First Lady of the United States, Jill Biden, visited the National Children's Hospital in Costa Rica on Sunday. During the ceremony, the National...

Breast cancer incidence remains high in Costa Rica

According to Health Ministry data, 427 women in Costa Rica died as a result of breast cancer in 2020. The disease remains the top cause...

Top 5 risk factors for oral cancer

Are you at risk for oral cancer? Read this brief article about the top five factors that may put you at risk of oral cancer.

Troubling increase of cancer in Latin America

Every two minutes, five persons are diagnosed with cancer in Latin America.

Cancer-detecting AI created from Costa Rican image archive

The team built an algorithm from an archive of more than 60,000 cervical images collected from Costa Rica.

A teenager’s quest to fight cancer in Costa Rica: Meet ‘Slimes Pura Vida’

Nava Haney, 13, whips up homemade slimes to benefit the Ana Ross Foundation.

Raffle raises funds for Costa Rican cancer screening, treatment

The raffle includes more than 50 prizes and will raise money for cancer screening and treatment.

Former U.S. Ambassador launches campaign for cancer awareness, funding in Costa Rica

The family has created the Andrea and Fitz Haney Donor-Advised Fund to Support the Dr. Anna Gabriela Ross Foundation, a leading Costa Rican nonprofit in support for cancer patients and their families.

Costa Rican researchers look to beat cancer with blackberries

TEC researchers found that blackberries are highly efficient in preventing cell damage caused by exposure to ultraviolet radiation, the main cause of skin cancer.

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