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Cigarettes would have to be kept out of sight in New York City stores under a first-in-the-nation plan unveiled by Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Monday, igniting complaints from retailers and smokers who said they've had enough with the city's crackdowns.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's landmark ban on big sugary sodas fell flat Monday after a state judge invalidated the rule.
Twenty-one companies have met targets in a city-led effort to get restaurants and food manufacturers nationwide to lighten up on salt, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Monday.
Salt has quietly been slipping out of dozens of the most familiar foods in brand-name America, from Butterball turkeys to Uncle Ben's flavored rice dishes to Goya canned beans.
Opponents of the city's limit on the size of sugary drinks are raising questions of racial fairness alongside other complaints as the novel restriction faces a court test.
The city defended its groundbreaking size limit on sugary drinks Wednesday as an imperfect but meaningful rein on obesity, while critics said it would hurt small and minority-owned businesses while doing little to help health.
New York City's limit on the size of sugary drinks is an "extraordinary infringement" on consumer choice, a lawyer for the American Beverage Association and other critics said in court on Wednesday.
In the battle against childhood obesity, New York City appears to be doing better than Los Angeles, at least for low-income preschoolers.
The most comprehensive study of potential World Trade Center-related cancers raises more questions than it answers and won't end a debate over whether the attacks were really a cause.
A month after Sandy's floodwaters swept up his block, punched a hole in his foundation and drowned his furnace, John Frawley still has no electricity or heat in his dilapidated home on the Rockaway seashore.
We Americans already know how fat we are. Can it get much worse?
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has a message for new mothers: Breast-feed your baby, if possible.
New York City's Board of Health signaled strong support Tuesday for the mayor's plan to fight obesity by banning the sale of large, sugary beverages at local restaurants.
Want to super-size that soda? Sorry, but in New York City you could be out of luck.
Health officials in the nation's largest city are recommending that any residents living with HIV be offered AIDS drugs as soon as the virus is diagnosed, an aggressive move that has been shown to prolong life and stem the spread of the disease.
The New York City "Tobacco 21" initiative, as it was dubbed, is aimed at keeping teens and others "from ever starting to smoke," said Health Commissioner Thomas Farley, in CNN.
"The new study shows that our portion cap rule will likely lead to a decrease in calories consumed, especially among the people who need the help the most — obese and overweight youth," said Dr. Thomas Farley, New York City Health Commissioner, in the Crain report.