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Health Care, Disease Control, Crime and Safety in Italy

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Health care in Italy is well developed and there are more doctors per person than in any other European country. All Italians are covered by the state's health plan. Life expectancy is relatively high: 80 years for women and 74 for men. In fact, Italy ranks among the World Health Organization’s top 10 countries for quality health care services. Many Italians also use alternative therapies like homeopathic medicine, acupuncture and massage.

There are no major health risks in Italy but beware of car theft, pick-pocketing and being short-changed. Keep watch over your money and belongings and be careful of new found friends.

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