By Matthew Mientka | 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.
By Anthony Rivas | Tue, 06/04/2013 - 23:26
As more New York parents claimed religious exemptions from vaccinating their kids, more kids have contracted whooping cough.
By Martin Grens | 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.
By Martin Grens | 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.
By Makini Brice | 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.
By Christine Hsu | 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.
By Christine Hsu | 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.
By Martin Grens | 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.
By Christine Hsu | 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.