Dr. Thomas Farley
New York Supreme Court Judge Milton Tingling ruled Monday that the city may not enforce the new regulation, which would have put a 16-ounce limit on sugary drinks — both bottled and fountain.
The outbreak of meningitis among gay men has sickened four people already this year, increasing the number of cases to 17 since 2012, according to city health officials.
Among the products that met their reduced sodium goal include Butterball cold cuts, Heinz ketchup, Starbucks breakfast sandwiches and Teddy Grahams cookies.
The snowfall was creating some slick spots across the Tri-State and with temperatures in teens, wet spots could turn icy, according to AccuWeather.
The beverage industry is trying to take the fizz out of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s big sugary soda ban. The two sides battled like Coke versus Pepsi in court on Wednesday.
New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley said the flu vaccine will protect most people from getting the flu and even if you do become sick, the flu will be milder.
New York City officials are urging New Yorkers still without heat since superstorm Sandy to relocate immediately, and they’ll help you find a new place to stay.
The most comprehensive study on whether the toxins in the air at ground zero after 9/11 are linked to cancers is unlikely to end the debate over health questions.
The mayor got his flu shot from pharmacist Barbara Naprawa at a Duane Reade pharmacy in lower Manhattan. New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley also received his influenza vaccine at the Duane Reade Thursday morning.
According to the The Partnership at Drugfree.org, one in six teens has used prescription painkillers to get high and nearly two-thirds of teens who misuse prescription medication get the pills from family members and friends.
Parts of Manhattan will be sprayed on Friday to combat the spread of West Nile Virus. The city’s health commissioner said it’s expected that there will be a big jump in the number of people infected with West Nile coming in the next few weeks.
The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Connecticut, northeast New Jersey and southeast New York until 9 p.m.
The proposal would put a 16-ounce limit of sugary drinks sold at city restaurants, movie theaters, sports venues and street carts and would apply to both bottled and fountain drinks.
“Smoking in parks is now down two-thirds and we now have less litter at our beaches and playgrounds,” Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley told.
The New York City Health Department is launching a new campaign to show just how much sugar is in a can of soda.