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Coffee, even decaf, could prevent premature death: study

Even decaffeinated coffee staved off death from cardiovascular disease, neurological diseases, type 2 diabetes, and suicide, the researchers found.

What makes those able to speak multiple languages different?

Language is our human birthright. Children, barely able to feed or clothe themselves, quickly master the basics of languages they’re exposed to with next to no instruction. But while most can speak (or sign) at least one language, and a few of us may even know two or three, hyperpolyglots — those who can fluently speak about six languages or more — are few and far between. What makes them so special?

Noni: Costa Rica’s amazing healing fruit

Email this page November 10th, 2015 (ICR News) Noni (morinda citrifolia) is the fruit of a tropical plant originating from India, which belongs to the Rubiaceae, a family of flowering plants, sometimes called the “coffee family”, or “bedstraw family.”   The plant today is extremely popular in Costa Rica, Tahiti, Hawaii, French Polynesia and Southeast […]

Reports of domestic violence increased 25 percent in 5 years in Costa Rica

The number of reported cases of domestic violence in Costa Rica have increased 25 percent in the last five years, according to an analysis by Amelia Rueda based on data provided by the Directorate of Health Surveillance.

The supplement that may ward off osteoporosis

In women, osteoporosis is the biggest concern in the years immediately after menopause. Post-menopausal women produce less of the sex hormone oestrogen, which protects against bone loss, leaving them vulnerable to the condition. Osteoporosis is a common condition where bones become fragile and brittle thanks to tissue loss, leaving 9 million to deal with fracture every year.

Why the UN meat report is a double-whopper of bad news for South Americans

Four of the 10 countries in the world that eat the most meat per capita are in South America, and three
of them — Uruguay, Brazil and Argentina — rely to varying degrees on exporting beef to prop up their economies.

Costa Rica lawmakers visit Denver to get a “taste” of legalized Cannabis

A group of five Costa Rican lawmakers visited Denver, Colorado recently to see what the legal cannabis industry looks like first-hand.

Only emergency, essential care as doctors join Friday’s public sector strike

If you had an appointment to see a doctor or specialist, have tests performed, or even have surgery on Friday at any of the country’s public health facilities or hospitals, consider your appointment canceled.

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