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More than 30% of teenagers in Costa Rica are overweight or obese: Ministry of Health
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More than 30% of teenagers in Costa Rica are overweight or obese: Ministry of Health

The Tico Times - February 5, 2020

More than 30% of teenagers in Costa Rica are considered overweight or obese, according to a study released by the Ministry of Health. The results are part…

Ministry of Health supporting initiative to ban the use of vaping devices in public spaces
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Costa Rica
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Ministry of Health supporting initiative to ban the use of vaping devices in public spaces

Monserrat Cordero Parra / Semanario Universidad - January 30, 2020

The Minister of Health, Daniel Salas, on Tuesday endorsed an initiative to ban the use of vaping devices in Costa Rica's public spaces. According to the Minister,…

15-year-old dies of amebic meningitis after visiting Costa Rican hot springs
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Costa Rica
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15-year-old dies of amebic meningitis after visiting Costa Rican hot springs

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 28, 2020

A 15-year-old has died in Costa Rica of amebic meningitis after contracting the rare infection at a hot spring, the Health Ministry said Monday. The Health Ministry…

Costa Rican health authorities plan precautions in response to Chinese coronavirus
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Global health
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Costa Rican health authorities plan precautions in response to Chinese coronavirus

The Tico Times - January 20, 2020

Update (Jan. 22): According to the Foreign Ministry, for the moment, there are no reports of Costa Ricans affected by the coronavirus in China. Four Costa Ricans live…

Hospital México to double its surgical capacity with addition of new tower
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Costa Rica
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Hospital México to double its surgical capacity with addition of new tower

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 14, 2020

Hospital México, among the most important public health resources in Costa Rica, will double its surgical capacity by next year, according to Casa Presidencial. The hospital, located…

Costa Rica reforms laws to ‘pay off a historic debt’ to protect rights of those with HIV/AIDS
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica reforms laws to ‘pay off a historic debt’ to protect rights of those with HIV/AIDS

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 3, 2019

The Costa Rican government on Monday reformed its General Law on HIV/AIDS to "promote and guarantee a comprehensive approach to human rights for people with HIV in…

Costa Rica remains under sanitary alert due to respiratory illnesses
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica remains under sanitary alert due to respiratory illnesses

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 2, 2019

Costa Rica remains under a sanitary alert due to higher-than-expected cases of respiratory illnesses, the Health Ministry says. The organization, which first issued the bulletin in June,…

Costa Rica turns to telemedicine for patients in rural areas
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica turns to telemedicine for patients in rural areas

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 19, 2019

Trauma patients in Costa Rica can now receive care from the country's specialized doctors in San José — even if they're hours away. Telemedicine is now a…

Health alert warns Costa Ricans not to use vaping devices
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Costa Rica
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Health alert warns Costa Ricans not to use vaping devices

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 11, 2019

The Ministry of Health has recommended Costa Ricans against using electronic cigarettes and other vaping devices. Citing reports from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),…

Costa Rica hopes to eliminate malaria in country by 2022
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica hopes to eliminate malaria in country by 2022

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 7, 2019

Costa Rica hopes to report zero indigenous malaria cases in 2020 and to eliminate malaria nationwide by 2022, according to a report from the Ministry of Health.…

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