New York Supreme Court Justice Rules Against Outdoor Parks Smoking Ban

New York Supreme Court Justice Strikes Down Outdoor Smoking Ban At State Parks, Venues

By | Sun, 10/13/2013 - 13:32

A smokers' rights group won its lawsuit against the New York state parks agency in a classic battle over public health versus individual rights.

More Kids are Getting Whooping Cough as Their Parents Forgo Vaccines

More Kids Get Whooping Cough As Parents Forgo Vaccines

By | Tue, 06/04/2013 - 23:26

As more New York parents claimed religious exemptions from vaccinating their kids, more kids have contracted whooping cough.

People enter a pharmacy next to a sign promoting flu shots in New York

New York Governor Declares Public Health Emergency to Combat Flu

By | Mon, 01/14/2013 - 08:35

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo declared a public health emergency on Saturday, giving pharmacists permission to administer flu vaccinations to more people.

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish father holds his son before his circumcision.

Judge Won't Block New York City Circumcision Law

By | Fri, 01/11/2013 - 10:15

Federal judge refused to block a New York City regulation requiring people who perform circumcisions and use their mouths to draw away blood from the wound on a baby's penis to first obtain written consent from the parents.

Hurricane Sandy Widens Cracks in NYC's Mental Health Care System

By | Sat, 12/29/2012 - 11:18

Hurricane Sandy caused many mentally ill people to lose their housing or their outpatient facilities to close, losing them to follow-up. As a result, in an already strained mental health care system, many people are falling through the cracks.

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Women Allowed to Go Forth in Suit Against New York "Pimp Doctor"

By | Fri, 12/28/2012 - 14:50

A $100 million civil suit against a New York "pimp" doctor accused of being a pervert boss who runs his office like an animal house has been reinstated.

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Another Innocent Victim Killed After Being Shoved in Front of a New York Subway Train

By | Fri, 12/28/2012 - 11:57

A man was crushed to death Thursday night after being shoved into the path of an oncoming New York subway train.

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg

NY's Bloomberg Aims to Save Mothers, Children in Tanzania

By | Wed, 10/03/2012 - 09:08

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said on Tuesday he is funding the expansion of a pilot maternal health program in Tanzania that is predicted to help 50,000 mothers and their children during the next three years.

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West Nile Virus Kills 41 and Infects 1,118 in Biggest US Outbreak

By | Wed, 08/22/2012 - 14:43

The recent West Nile virus outbreak is "one of the largest" outbreaks ever seen in the United States, with three times the usual number of cases reported this year, U.S. health officials reported Wednesday.