Komen Race for the Cure returns to Rome

Race for the Cure raises awareness and funds for breast cancer. The Komen Race for the Cure returns to the capital this weekend after missing a year due to the covid-19 pandemic. The 2021 edition...

Italy steps closer to euthanasia referendum

750,000 people in Italy sign petition to legalise euthanasia. Right-to-die activists in Italy have secured more than 750,000 signatures in a petition calling for a referendum to decriminalise euthana...

Gemelli Hospital in Rome rated best in Italy

Newsweek crowns Gemelli Hospital in Rome the best hospital in Italy and among the top 100 in the world The Fondazione Policlinico universitario Agostino Gemelli Irccs is the first in Italy to appea...

Death in Italy: Taffo, Italy's hilarious funeral service

There is only a certainty in life: death. You might as well face it with a smile and a little irony. The reality of death is a taboo that is rarely treated light-heartedly in western societies, res...

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...

Italy: Doctors perform surgery on boy as piano played live in operating theatre

First time in the world that a piano enters the operating room. A 10-year-old boy underwent major surgery to the backdrop of a piano played live during the operation at the Salesi hospital in the Ita...

Italy: Police use Lamborghini to transport kidney in record time

Italian police drove at 230 km an hour from northern Italy to Rome on a life-saving mission. Italy's state police drove a specially-equipped Lamborghini Huracan from Padua to Rome to transport a kidn...

Rome: Give blood before going on summer holidays

Blood donation appeal from Lazio Region as people prepare to go on summer holidays. The Lazio Region, which includes Rome, has launched an appeal for people to donate blood before they go on vacation...

Rome doctors separate Siamese twins joined at head

Doctors in Italy make medical history. Two female Siamese twins joined at the head were separated by surgeons at Rome's Bambino Gesù children's hospital last month, in the first such case in Italy an...

Italy: girl regains hearing with 3D-printed middle ear implant

Operation in Naples was first of its kind in Italy. A young girl in Naples has recovered her hearing thanks to complex surgery involving an implant of a middle ear temporal bone created using 3D-prin...

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 Sanitario 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...

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