2019 Race for the Cure in Rome

Komen Race for the Cure raises awareness for breast cancer.The 20th edition of the Komen Italia Race for the Cure takes place on the streets of central Rome on Sunday 19 May to raise funds and awarene...

Rome hospital performs world's first operation on prematurely aged heart

Progeria sufferer Sammy Basso undergoes successful heart operation in Rome. The world's first operation to repair a prematurely aged heart was carried out successfully at Rome's S. Camillo hospital o...

Transplant success for Baby Alex in Rome hospital

Baby Alex to leave Bambino Gesù hospital after successful bone-marrow transplant. Baby Alex, a 20-month-old boy suffering from a rare genetic disease, is to return home to London after undergoing a s...

Doctors warn Rome trash crisis poses serious health risk

Medics express concerns to Rome mayor over "serious public health problem." Rome's associaton of doctors and dentists has expressed public health concerns in relation to the capital's rubbish crisis...

Rome dioxin alarm after fire at trash facility

Rome food chain at risk of toxic contamination following blaze at TMB Salario. Rome health officials have warned of the potential contamination of the city's food chain following the massive fire at...

Rome illuminates pyramid red for World AIDS Day

Free HIV tests offered at Rome hospital as Italy marks World AIDS Day. Rome's Piramide Cestia will be illuminated with red lights on the eve of Saturday 1 December, World AIDS Day, as part of the Ita...

Free entry to Rome museums for blood donors

Initiative offers blood donors free entry for two to Rome museums.Rome residents who give blood up to 15 October will have free entry for two to the city's museums, as part of a drive to increase the...

Major expansion for Rome's Campus Bio-Medico University

Rome university and medical centre presents masterplan.The Campus Bio-Medico University of Rome, in the Trigoria area south of the capital, is to undergo a major expansion thanks to a €200 million inv...

Rome's Casa Andrea Tudisco celebrates 20 years

Association offers support in Rome to seriously ill children and their families.Rome's Casa Andrea Tudisco, which provides support for seriously ill children and their families, celebrated its 20th an...

Guide to thermal baths near Rome

Rome is surrounded by numerous thermal baths, or terme, whose hot springs, mineral waters and mud provide relaxing and soothing treatments for both body and mind. Acque AlbuleRefreshing and plentiful...

Tuberculosis outbreak at Rome hospital

Seventh case of TB in four months at Fatebenefratelli. Rome's Fatebenefratelli hospital says it is "monitoring and managing" an outbreak of tuberculosis which has infected seven of its employees over...

Italy promotes medical tourism

Health in Italy network could generate 5 billion a year. Italy is seeking to exploit the country's internationally-recognised healthy image by promoting its medical expertise to private patients from...

Rome raises awareness for childhood cancer

Fontana del Tritone turns gold ahead of Peter Pan marathon.Rome's Fontana del Tritone in Piazza Barberini is illuminated in gold lights on the nights of 29 and 30 September as part of the worldwide Li...

Rome disinfects against chikungunya virus

Blood donations suspended as Rome battles mosquitoes.Rome mayor Virginia Raggi has ordered a complete suspension of blood donations in Rome's ASL 2 section, a public health area containing around two...

Rat emergency in Rome

Health minister orders police to combat Rome's rat problem. Italy's health minister Beatrice Lorenzin has ordered a special health protection unit of the carabinieri to "clean up Rome" as the city'...

Measles alarm in Italy

US places Italy on list of travel risk for measles. Italy has been identified as a country posing a measles threat for US visitors by the Centre for Disease Control of the US department of health,...

World AIDS Day in Rome

HIV self-testing kits go on sale for first time in Rome. The Italian ministry of health has launched its annual AIDS awareness campaign in time for World AIDS Day on 1 December. For the first ti...

Lazio Region considers obligatory vaccines for children

Lazio plan for kindergarten children comes as Tuscany battles meningitis outbreak. Vaccinations against some infectious diseases should be obligatory for all children attending kindergarten in the...

Movember at Rome's Shamrock

Rome pub supports annual event to raise awareness of prostate cancer. Rome's Shamrock pub on Via del Colosseo is once again supporting Movember, the global, month-long initiative aimed at raising a...

Rome race for cancer awareness

Rome's annual Komen Race for the Cure begins and ends at Circus Maximus. Registration is now open for the 17th edition of the Komen Italia Race for the Cure which takes place on the streets of cent...

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