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...

Swine flu cases in Rome.

Five cases of influenza A-H1N1, known as swine flu, have been confirmed in Italy since the beginning of May, three of which are in Rome. All five cases regard people who have visited Mexico in the m...

Italy prepares for swine flu.

The health ministry is urging Italians to stay calm in the face of an outbreak of swine influenza that has killed more than 150 people in Mexico and spread to Europe, with cases reported in Spain and...

No more mercury thermometers.

From 2 April only digital thermometers are available for sale in Italy. Thermometers containing mercury have now been banned, in line with a 2006 European Union directive to reduce the use and spread...

Lazio short of emergency beds.

Emergency rooms in Lazio are critically overcrowded, says emergency health professionals


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