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Italy scraps ban on donor-assisted reproduction

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014, 23:56

Italy`s Constitutional Court Wednesday struck down a Catholic Church-backed ban against assisted reproduction with sperm or egg donors that has forced thousands of sterile couples to seek help abroad.

Alzheimer`s may lower risk of cancer and vice versa

Last Updated: Thursday, July 11, 2013, 17:06

Having Alzheimer`s or cancer may lower the risk of developing the other disease, according to the largest study ever on the topic.

Italy may ban smoking e-cigarettes in public places

Last Updated: Thursday, June 06, 2013, 09:10

The Italian Health Ministry`s top advisory body has recommended a ban on the smoking of electronic cigarettes in public places and their sale to pregnant women and minors.

World`s first robot-assisted pancreas transplant performed

Last Updated: Thursday, November 04, 2010, 00:00

Doctors have carried out world`s first robotically-assisted pancreatic transplant in Italy.

Italian doctors implant permanent artificial heart

Last Updated: Sunday, October 03, 2010, 00:00

Doctors in Italy have implanted for the first time in the world a permanent artificial heart into a 15-year-old boy.

Police `reconstruct` DNA of mafia leader in Italy

Last Updated: Saturday, July 03, 2010, 00:00

Italian police claim to have reconstructed genetic profile of a mafia leader, using tests on DNA samples from the fugitive`s relatives.

Mozzarella gets the blues in Italy

Last Updated: Sunday, June 20, 2010, 00:00

Italian police confiscated some 70,000 balls of mozzarella in Turin after consumers noticed the milky-white cheese quickly developed a bluish tint.

RU486 abortion drug to be allowed in Italy

Last Updated: Friday, July 31, 2009, 00:00

Italy`s health and drugs authorities have approved the use of the abortion drug RU486, drawing immediate protests by the Vatican.

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