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International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, 6 February: facing the issue to protect the integrity of women In 2012, the UN General Assembly designated February 6th as the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation. The extent of this phenomenon is evident simply considering numbers. Worldwide, approximately 125 million women...
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The use of Remdesivir, the drug developed by Gilead for the treatment of Covid-19, is able to reduce the number of ICU patients by more than 17000 units and, potentially, prevent about 7000 deaths in 5 months. These are the results of the application of a model developed by a team of health economists from...
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“Neoplastic pathology will be the next pandemic”. Professor Piero Luigi Alò, expert in neoplastic pathology and lecturer in Pathological Anatomy in the Degree Course in Medicine and Surgery of UniCamillus, is clear in this regard: “cancer does not slow down, and remains a priority even if now everyone’s attention is on the global spread of...
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Curated by Filomena Pietrantonio, Professor at UniCamillus  “A fat giraffe”, it may seem a paradox, but it really is the symbol of the change currently taking place in the whole world, Developing Countries included; it is the symbol of the main risk factors, and so of the causes of illness and death at a global...
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It does not seem to subside the trial of strength between the UE and the BigPharmas engaged in the production of anti-COVID vaccines. On the table, the reduction of doses delivered to European countries is delaying, greatly, the vaccination plan devised in order to get within the shortest time to the herd immunity that would...
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Interview to Angelo Coppola, Professor at UniCamillus Today the World Pneumonia Day is celebrated all around the world through an awareness campaign “PneumoLight”, “Light for education and prevention of pneumonia – 2020-2024”, organized by the Association for the support and information of family members and pneumonia patients (Neumoai). The event also aims to raise public...
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A new agreement was signed with Banca Intesa Sanpaolo thanks to which the students of UniCamillus – International Medical University of Rome can count on financial support specifically designed by the banking group to allow them to expand their skills in the medical-health field. The “Merit” loan is a loan that every student residing in...
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Nobel Prize in Medicine 2020 for identifying the hepatitis C virus The Nobel Prize in Medicine 2020 was awarded to virologists Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton and Charles M. Rice, who discovered HCV (the hepatitis C virus) in 1989. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates, this virus, which leads to cirrhosis and liver...
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by Antonio Pietroiusti, Professor of Workplace Safety in the Degree Course in Radiology, Diagnostic Images and Radiotherapy Techniques In a recent interview with Repubblica Agostino Miozzo, Coordinator of the Technical Scientific Committee for the Coronavirus emergency, proposes, on behalf of the whole Committee, the restoration of the figure of the School Doctor to adequately face...
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by Roberto Verzaro, Professor of General Surgery in the Degree Course in Midwifery at UniCamillus Dysphagia is a clinical condition that often occurs after surgery, especially if complex or if the patient has had a prolonged period of orotracheal intubation. It consists of a defect in deglutition, that complex physiological act that allows the transport...
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