Italy: woman makes stuffed olives during brain operation

Italian woman prepares olive ascolane during operation to remove brain tumour. A 60-year-old Italian woman prepared stuffed olives while having an operation to remove a brain tumour at an Ancona hosp...

Pope Francis: Nurses are 'saints next door'

Pope pays tribute to nurses on International Nurses Day on 12 May. Nurses are "among the saints next door", Pope Francis said in a message for the International Nurses Day on 12 May. Describing th...

A guide to the Italian Health care system and how it works

In 1978, when the Italian National Health Service (Servizio Sanitatio Nazionale) was formed, the Italian health care system was ranked one the of the best in the world.  Health care in Italy is based...

Italy honours its doctors with midday applause

Italians take to their balconies at midday to honour their doctors, nurses and healthcare workers battling the country's Coronavirus emergency. Italy's impromptu singalongs are making world headlines...

World Health Organization praises Italy's efforts in virus epidemic

The Director General of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, wrote on Twitter praising Italy's efforts to stop the coronavirus epidemic in the Country. His quote was later ret...

Vatican reports first Coronavirus case

First positive Coronavirus case in Vatican City. The Vatican announced on 6 March that a patient being treated by its health services has tested positive for Coronavirus. The discovery was made on 5...

There is no Coronavirus emergency in Rome

Business as usual in Rome and Lazio region. Rome mayor Virginia Raggi and Lazio Region president Nicola Zingaretti have both underlined the fact that there is no Coronavirus emergency in the capital...

Coronavirus: Rome bar bans Chinese tourists

Bar at Trevi Fountain: No entry for Chinese visitors.A bar near the Trevi Fountain in Rome is causing controversy after placing a sign on its door forbidding the entry of people coming from China, fol...

Medical cannabis is now free in Sicily

Sicilian Region to cover costs of medical cannabis use. The cost of prescriptions for medical cannabis for patients in Sicily will now be covered by regional authorities, following a decree signed by...

English speaking doctors in Rome

Find a top doctor in the Rome Metro Area- from oncologists to pediatricians, dermatologists to surgeons.   The clinics listed here will assist you in accessing english- speaking medical providers. For...

How to visit Rome's oldest pharmacy

The oldest pharmacy in Rome dates to the 16th century. Considered Rome's oldest pharmacy, the Spezieria di S. Maria della Scala is located on the first floor of the Convent of the Discalced Carmelite...

Doctors issue health warning over Rome trash

Principals say Rome schools may have to close for health reasons. Doctors say there is "no time to lose" regarding the escalating rubbish crisis in Rome, calling for "all those with responsibility" f...

Rome's international community donates blood

Annual blood drive of Rome's international students and expat residents. Doctors in Italy, an association of English-speaking doctors, is organising a blood drive at Piazza S. Lorenzo in Lucina, just...

Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride in Rome

Elegant bike ride raises awareness for prostate cancer and men's mental health. The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride, which raises funds and awareness for prostate cancer research, will take place at t...

Rome issues advice for coping with heatwave

Red alert remains in place in Rome on 13 August. Rome remains on a maximum "level 3" heatwave warning as temperatures in the capital reach 36 degrees on Tuesday 13 August, a slight decrease on the da...

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