Babies and parents who were admitted to the maternity ward at St. Luke's Roosevelt may have been exposed to tuberculosis, the Morningside Heights hospital said Wednesday.
An employee who works in the ward tested positive for the bacterial infection and they immediately began sending letters to patients, the hospital said in a statement.
"Few individuals exposed to someone with TB...Read more »
College-aged smokers looking to legally light up will have to stock up fast.
The City Council passed a bill Wednesday that raises the age to buy cigarettes from 18 to 21 by a 35 to 10vote.
The city's health department, along with thethe mayor, have been working to curb teen smoking for years and said raising the minimum age could reduce smoking between 18 and 20-year-olds by 55%.
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The state's highest court said Thursday it will hear the city's appeal of the ruling that nixed the soda ban. But it's highly unlikely that Mayor Michael Bloomberg will still be in office when the decision comes down.
The state court of appeals granted the city approval to appeal the lawsuit filed by the beverage companies and other groups that overturned the department of health's proposal...Read more »
If you've noticed fewer people coughing in the streets, you're not alone.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the city's health department revealed Thursday that the Big Apple's air quality is at its cleanest levels in more than 50 years. Levels of sulfur dioxide, which can cause asthma, have dropped by 69% since 2007, and soot pollution has dropped by 23% during the same time, according to the mayor....Read more »
It looks like New Yorkers can drink to their health.
Big Apple residents are taking better care of themselves by cutting down on smoking, junk food and drinking, while exercising more, according to a report released Wednesday by the city's health department.
Not only is life expectancy at a record high, with the average New Yorker living to 80.9 years, it's a three-year increase from...Read more »