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Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the city will appeal a judge's decision to halt a super-sized sugary drinks ban. (credit: Getty Images)

Not So Fast! Judge Halts New York City’s Super-Sized Sugary Drink Ban

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.

03/11/2013

Person receiving vaccine (file/credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

NYC Warns Of ‘Absolutely Terrifying’ Meningitis Outbreak, Urges Vaccination Among Gay Men

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.

03/06/2013

Bloomberg (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images); Salt shaker (credit: Clipart.com)

Bloomberg Praises Companies For Success In Sodium Reduction Initiative

Among the products that met their reduced sodium goal include Butterball cold cuts, Heinz ketchup, Starbucks breakfast sandwiches and Teddy Grahams cookies.

02/11/2013

A pedestrian bundled up against the cold walks through the streets of Manhattan on January 24, 2013. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Light Snow Falls Friday As Frigid Cold Continues

The snowfall was creating some slick spots across the Tri-State and with temperatures in teens, wet spots could turn icy, according to AccuWeather.

01/25/2013

A 32-ounce soda is filled at a Manhattan McDonalds. (Photo Illustration by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

New York City Lawyers, Beverage Industry Duel In Court Over Big Drink Ban

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.

01/23/2013

Gov. Andrew Cuomo receives a flu shot from Health Commissioner Dr. Nirav Shah to encourage all New Yorkers to guard against a bad flu season. (credit: Gov. Cuomo Flickr)

Farley: ‘Severe’ Strain Of Flu Reaches Epidemic Proportions In New York City

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.

01/10/2013

Superstorm Sandy's destruction seen in the Rockaways - Dec. 7, 2012 (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

City Urges Those Still Without Heat To Find Alternate Living Arrangements

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.

12/21/2012

Rescue Workers At Ground Zero (credit: Beth A. Keiser/AFP/Getty Images)

Study Finds Increased Rate Of 3 Types Of Cancer Among 9/11 Recovery Workers

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.

12/18/2012

Mayor Bloomberg gets flu shot from pharmacist Barbara Naprawa at Duane Reade in lower Manhattan Oct. 25, 2012 (credit: Rich Lamb/WCBS 880)

Mayor Bloomberg Gets Flu Shot, Urges New Yorkers To Do The Same

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.

10/25/2012

Prescription painkillers (file/credit: CBS 2)

New Awareness Campaign Launches To Fight Teen Prescription Drug Abuse

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.

09/25/2012

Mosquitoes (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Parts Of Upper West Side To Be Sprayed For West Nile Virus

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.

08/29/2012

(Photo: Jenny Lubkin, CBSNewYork.com)

Powerful Storms Slam Tri-State Causing Massive Damage And Bringing Heat Relief

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Connecticut, northeast New Jersey and southeast New York until 9 p.m.

07/18/2012

Soda

Board Of Health OKs Plan For Public Hearings On Mayor’s Big Drink Ban

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.

06/12/2012

A sign indicating the smoking ban in Battery Park - New York, NY - May 23, 2011 (credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

New York City Says Park Smoking Ban Is Working

“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.

05/27/2012

FILE - A picture of various cans of soda. (Photo credit: JOEL SAGET/AFP/Getty Images)

1 Soda A Day Equals 50 Pounds Of Sugar A Year, Says NYC Health Department

The New York City Health Department is launching a new campaign to show just how much sugar is in a can of soda.

10/25/2011

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