Nutritional facts for top chain restaurants are available at a website launched by the city.
The health department unveiled MenuStat (menustat.org), a free website that tracks data from 66 restaurants and updates them on a frequent basis.
Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley said New Yorkers can benefit from the site and develop more healthy diets.
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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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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 »