Mayor Toni Harp says a 2 percent tax on high-calorie sugary drinks would reduce sales of the beverage and generate about $144 million in revenue.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s 12 years in office is down to its final two weeks.
The Michael Bloomberg era in New York City ends in just two weeks.
He leaves with friends, enemies and a long list of accomplishments, which, in true Mayor Mike style, he wants to be the first to tell you about.
Some people insist it is possible to be overweight and still be fit. But as CBS 2’s Dr. Max Gomez reported Tuesday, a new study finds that is not true.
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene on Monday launched a new anti-obesity campaign, focusing on the risks posed by sugary drinks.
A French family finds themselves stuck in the United States after British Airways refused to let their sick son fly. The family says he was a victim of weight discrimination.
The Court of Appeals granted a request by city officials to challenge a mid-level court decision that struck down the measure in July.
Connecticut College psychology professor Joseph Schroeder and four students studied in rats whether high fat, high sugar foods can be as addictive as drugs of abuse.
Researchers found many pediatric patients had hearts that look like those of middle aged patients. But after weight loss surgery, that changed.
A state Supreme Court Appellate Division panel last week said the Board of Health was acting too much like a legislative body when it created the ban and said it didn’t believe sugary drinks were “inherently harmful.”
Does shaming people help them lose weight? A new study says no, reported CBS 2’s Dr. Max Gomez on Wednesday.
The four-judge panel of the state Supreme Court Appellate Division said the Board of Health was acting too much like a legislative body when it created the ban.
Pediatricians at Lincoln Medical Center in the Bronx and at Harlem Hospital are writing prescriptions for fruits and vegetables to at-risk youths.
A New York City initiative to combat obesity will promote physical activity through design changes for buildings and public spaces.
Some parents have been getting their kids to the gym at the youngest ages possible, in an effort to battle obesity before it can ever take hold.