Berlusconi’s Latest Gaffe

After Berlusconi’s poorly received little reference to Barack Obama’s tan, the tanned one’s tongue has once more landed Italy’s number one in a spot of bother.

Healthy Savings in Italy

Others, not just myself have noticed that Italians are healthy, but also rather obsessive about their health. They will resort to antibiotics at the drop of a hat.

Sigh of Relief

Our little one went in for an operation today. The op was to have a cyst like thing removed from the sinus area between his nose and eye.

Thanks to the miracles of modern medicine and good Italian doctors, the keyhole surgery seems to have been a success.

An Unhealthy Italian Brand

Oddly enough, since I started writing about life in Italy, I’ve only really brushed over the subject of an Italian ‘brand’ which is as well known to those outside Italy as pizza. This brand, is of course, the Mafia. It is perhaps more correct to say ‘mafias’ because in Italy there are many, but the […]

Milan’s Ecopass Not Working

The Milan section of the La Corriere della Sera newspaper is carrying a couple of perturbing articles today, one of which states that the Ecopass anti-pollution traffic charging system does not appear to be having any real effect.

New Fields

This is interesting. Well, it is for me. I’m putting together a short English course which will revolve around the theme of sports management. This is a new ‘field’ for me, but through the magic of the world wide web, I’m starting to get an angle on this quite specialist management discipline, and, more importantly, […]

Tax Deductible Drugs

I went to the chemists/pharmacy today to get some more cough syrup and came across the spanking new system for registering purchases from these places, which I had heard about a few days before. Now, when you pay for your drugs you can also hand over your health card – a credit card sized piece […]

Trip to the hosptial

Yep, we went to the Regina Elena clinic in Milan today to see one Professoressa Marchisio, an expert on infections of the respiratory tracts in children, in order to hear the results of our little one’s recent, and now, routine blood test.

Positive feelings

First, we took our little one to a specialist yesterday and we both came away feeling relieved. Yes, his problem is potentially dangerous, but then so is a cold if it becomes pneumonia and as long as his problem can be kept under control, he'll be fine. This is great news, but I am a […]