Crisis for Rome’s ambulance service

Rome's fleet of 80 ambulances came to a standstill for two hours during the afternoon of 9 January thanks to a shortage of hospital beds. The crisis was caused after patients were required to wait lon...

Arsenic leads to water ban north of Rome

Authorities have banned the drinking of public water supplies in 32 areas of Lazio, mainly in the Viterbo area north of Rome, due to a high presence of arsenic in the water. The order came into effect...

World AIDS Day in Rome

1 Dec. On occasion of the World Day against AIDS, the experts of TVA/IST (Telefono verde Aids e Infezioni sessualmente trasmesse), from 10.00 to 18.00, will be available to answer questions, clarif...

Movember in Rome

On Friday 30 November the Shamrock pub in Rome is holding a fund-raising party in aid of Movember, the global, month-long initiative aimed at raising awareness and funds for the cure and treatment of...

Drugs in Rome's air

Traces of cocaine, cannabinoids, nicotine and caffeine have been found in the Roman air, according to a report released recently by the Institute of Atmospheric Pollution at Rome’s national rese...

New facilities at Vatican children’s hospital in Rome

 New outpatient facilities opened at the Bambino Gesù, the Vatican children's hospital in Rome's S. Paolo district, on 10 September. The 6,000-sqm extension to the hospital caters for a...

Komen Race for cancer awareness in Rome

The 13th edition of the capital

Gemelli hospital hit by uncertainty

Doctors and paramedics at one of Rome’s main hospitals, the Policlinico Universitario Agostino Gemelli, commonly known as the Gemelli, are wondering about their future and the future of the hosp...

World AIDS Day in Rome

On the occasion of World AIDS Day on 1 December, the Italian ministry of health has launched an AIDS awareness campaign called “Non abbassare la guardia, fai il test” (Don’t lower yo...

Italian centenarians

There were 16,145 people aged 100 and over in Italy in 2010 according to figures released at the beginning of September by the country

TB outbreak worries Rome parents

At the end of the first week in September at least 109 babies born in Rome

Rome launches summer help for elderly

Rome launches a campaign on 1 July to help elderly people to avoid the worst effects of the summer heat. The plan includes the provision of bicycle-ambulances operated by Red Cross volunteers in the c...

Komen Race for cancer awareness in Rome

The 12th edition of Rome

Winter plan for Rome’s homeless

Rome has unveiled a plan to provide shelter for the city's homeless community during the cold winter months. Beginning on 8 December, the

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Komen Italia Race for the Cure

Over 40,000 people are expected to participate in this year

National Day for Medicine Donation

The tenth National Day for Medicine Donation - Giornata Nazionale di Raccolta del Farmaco - is on Saturday 13 February, when it will be possible to donate medicines to those in need. Participating pha...

Internet addiction centre opens at Gemelli hospital

The psychiatric department at Gemelli hospital in Rome has opened a new centre for sufferers of internet addiction disorder (IAD). The department already treats a range of dependencies from drugs and...


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