Italy is ranked the healthiest nation in the world by the Bloomberg Global Health Index. Despite a sluggish economy with high debt and slow growth, Italy edged out 163 other developed countries for high life expectancy and a healthy population.   Italians—whose…

As sex trafficking by Nigerian gangs rises in Italy, authorities are intensifying their search for crime kingpins. The gangs, which control an extensive network of victims trafficked from Nigeria, have increased violent tactics such as teaming up with notorious mafia groups…

The death toll today passed 240 following yesterday’s 6.2-magnitude earthquake in central Italy, as rescuers scramble to reach dozens of people believed trapped. Strong aftershocks continue to shake the region, rendering buildings in Amatrice, including the town’s hospital…

Italy is in a bit of trouble: the country’s famed Mediterranean diet (small portions of fruits, vegetables, olive oil and lean meats) is being supplanted by the dreaded eating habits of the West (lots of red meat, dairy, and sugar-laden soft drinks and snack foods).   One…

When a rash of cancer cases hit the bucolic agricultural region of Campania, Italy, investigators eventually traced the rising rates to illegal dumping of toxic waste. An Italian National Institute of Health inquiry showed a 17% rise in cancers of the central nervous…