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Costa Rican diet contains too much salt, Health Ministry says
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Costa Rican diet contains too much salt, Health Ministry says

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 9, 2021

The average Costa Rican adult consumes twice the recommended value of salt each day, according to the Health Ministry. Ticos ingest 11.3 grams of salt per day, on…

Costa Rica readies second study of equine serum to treat Covid
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Costa Rica readies second study of equine serum to treat Covid

Oscar Ugarte Jiménez / Semanario Universidad - February 17, 2021

With the announcement from the Costa Rican Social Security Fund (CCSS) that the second study of the application of equine serum in Covid-19 patients is soon to…

Costa Rica’s equine plasma coronavirus treatment not as effective as initially hoped
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Costa Rica’s equine plasma coronavirus treatment not as effective as initially hoped

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 25, 2020

Treating coronavirus patients with an antibody-rich serum made from horse plasma hasn't produced the desired results, Costa Rican authorities said. Román Macaya, executive president of the Costa…

Costa Rica bets on equine plasma to lower Covid-19 hospitalizations
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica bets on equine plasma to lower Covid-19 hospitalizations

Marco SIBAJA / AFP - October 3, 2020

An antiviral treatment made with plasma from immunized horses is Costa Rica's hope to face the growing spread of Covid-19 in the country and avoid the threat…

Equine serum tested in COVID-19 patients at 18 Argentine health centers
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Argentina
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Equine serum tested in COVID-19 patients at 18 Argentine health centers

The Tico Times - September 16, 2020

The clinical study of a hyperimmune equine serum to combat Covid-19 is being carried out in patients from 18 hospitals in Argentina, the scientific director of the…

Costa Rica begins clinical trials of equine plasma for coronavirus patients
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Costa Rica begins clinical trials of equine plasma for coronavirus patients

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 7, 2020

Costa Rica on Monday began clinical trials of antibody-rich plasma that has been extracted from horses with the purpose of treating COVID-19 patients. According to Román Macaya,…

Costa Rica-made plasma shown to inhibit coronavirus, ready for clinical trials: UCR
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica-made plasma shown to inhibit coronavirus, ready for clinical trials: UCR

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 28, 2020

Costa Rica is set to begin clinical trials on antibody-rich plasma that has been extracted from horses with the purpose of treating COVID-19 patients. Two versions of…

Costa Rica’s public health system welcomes first IVF baby
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica’s public health system welcomes first IVF baby

The Tico Times - April 19, 2020

A baby girl named Isabel Lucía is the first baby born as the result of an In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) procedure in Costa Rica's public healthcare system.…

Costa Rica requiring more signage and less touching to prevent coronavirus spread
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica requiring more signage and less touching to prevent coronavirus spread

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 3, 2020

The Health Ministry on Tuesday announced protocols the country's institutions should take to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus in Costa Rica. There remain no suspected…

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