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New York City's Soda Ban Fizzles Out For Good

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 06.26.2014 | Politics

New York City's efforts to revive former Mayor Michael Bloomberg's soda ban have finally fizzled out and gone flat. The state's Court of Appeals r...

Chicago, NYC, LA and San Francisco Implementing New E-Cigarette Laws

Bechara Choucair, M.D. | Posted 06.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Bechara Choucair, M.D.

Not allowing e-cigarettes to be used indoors is a smart move for cities and towns that want to preserve the health of their community. Adding e-cigarettes to smoke-free laws is also practical. People who want to smoke e-cigarettes can continue to do so in the same places where regular cigarettes are smoked, while everyone else can continue to breathe clean air wherever they work, learn and play.

What's On the Menu? MenuStat Makes It Easy to Find Out

Dr. Thomas A Farley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Thomas A Farley

There have been many recent efforts to improve the healthfulness of restaurant foods. But until now, there hasn't been an easy, accessible way to compare similar items across many restaurants and to see how the nutritional content of foods has changed.

Probably More Suicides Than Murders In NYC This Year

Posted 12.20.2012 | New York

The New York City murder rate is on pace to reach its lowest point in 52 years. According to the NYPD, as of December 12th, there were 388 murders...

Is NYC's Health Commissioner A Scold Or A Lifesaver?

Reuters | Posted 11.01.2012 | New York

By Barbara Goldberg NEW YORK, Sept. 1 (Reuters) - Critics call him a puritanical scold, Gotham's Dr. No and a nursemaid to Mayor Micha...

Could Popcorn And Frappucinos Be Next?

Posted 06.13.2012 | New York

As Mayor Bloomberg's controversial proposal to ban large sugary drinks in New York City gains traction with the Board of Health, other highly caloric ...

15 Percent Of NYC Doctors Prescribed 82 Percent Of All Painkillers In 2010

Posted 05.04.2012 | New York

A new report conducted by the New York City Health Department reveals the number of opioid painkiller prescriptions is steadily on the rise, with more...

How The Health Department Hurts Restaurants

Food Republic | Posted 03.15.2012 | Home

The Bloomberg administration ostensibly introduced the letter grading system for restaurants in order to inform the public of the apparent cleanliness...

NYC Suicide Rate Half The National Average

Posted 02.24.2012 | New York

The suicide rate in New York City is almost half the national average, a new Health Department report reveals. There are now six suicides per 100,000 ...

Four Starbucks Locations, Including 30 Rock, Infested With Live Mice

Posted 02.02.2012 | New York

If a bizarre "Mister PeePee" and his mission to masturbate in every Starbucks bathroom in the city wasn't enough to gross you out, leave it to a batch...

Jay-Z's 40/40 Club Faces Health Inspection Problems | Posted 01.25.2012 | Black Voices

Jigga man does in fact have 99 problems, and his restaurant is one. Just one day after the star-studded grand re-opening of the rapper's 40/40 Club th...

42 Percent Of Accidental Subway Deaths Involve Alcohol

Posted 01.07.2012 | New York

Subways tend to get pretty sloppy and slurry at night, especially after bars in New York yell "last call!" Luckily, the collective morning-after hango...

STD Rates Spike In Greenwich Village Women

| Andrea Swalec | Posted 12.12.2011 | New York

MANHATTAN — Sexually transmitted disease diagnosis rates have risen among Greenwich Village women in recent years, according to analysis of the late...

After One Month Of NYC Smoking Ban, Only One Ticket Issued

Posted 08.27.2011 | New York

A month after New York City banned smoking in public parks, beaches and pedestrian plazas, a New York Daily News photographer remains the city's only ...

Too Many NYC Restaurants Hide Bad Letter Grades

Posted 08.14.2011 | New York

The city's Health Department is cracking down on restaurants that don't properly display their letter grades, The New York Times reports. During a...

Bloomberg: Times Square Pedestrian Plazas Improving Air Quality

Posted 06.13.2011 | New York

Mayor Bloomberg has a new report from the Health Department to rub in the faces of those who oppose Times Square's pedestrian plazas. The report foun...

Wanna Have Safe Sex? There's An App For That

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Need to find a condom in a hurry? The city's health department's has you covered. This Valentine's Day, the health department unveiled a free iPhon...

City Gives Le Cirque And Gramercy Tavern 'C' Grades

The Huffington Post | Grace Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The next time you read a restaurant review or are contemplating take-out from your local Chinese place, it might be worth finding out the restaurant's...

38 Percent Of All NY Pregnancies Ended In Abortion In 2009

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The city's health department released a report that says 38.7% percent of New York's pregnancies in 2009 were aborted. While the number of induced ter...

Report: New Yorkers Love To Binge Drink

Gothamist | [8] | | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The city's Health Department has just released a study [pdf] on the drinking habits of New Yorkers, and what they found may not shock you. We like to ...

The Joys And Dangers Of Drunk Biking | J. DAVID GOODMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ON the matter of bicycling under the influence, Michael Dolan has known both pleasure and pain....

NYC Restaurant Grading Goes Into Effect Next Month

Crain's New York Business | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The New York City Health Department announced the final rules for a new restaurant letter grading system which goes into effect next month. The grade...

Rabid Raccoons In Central Park: An Investigative Report

HuffPost Citizen Reporting | Bradley Gallo and Kiran Moodley | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Produced by HuffPost Eyes&Ears Citizen Journalism Unit in collaboration with Betsy West's Storytelling Class at the Columbia Journalism School. The...

Anti-Soda Ad: Most Disgusting Commercial Of All Time? (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | David Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The New York City Health Department has stepped up its fight against soda with a new, incredibly disgusting commercial. The ad continues this past ...

NYC Health Department Gives Beverage Industry a Kick in Their Sugary Tush

Janice Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Janice Taylor

According to the American Heart Association, Americans now consume on average 22 teaspoons of sugar per day, or 355 calories.