A new New York City public health program aims to improve body image among tweens. But will it help?
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To lower teen pregnancy rates in the city, the mayor is relying on fear, guilt and shame. But how effective are such approaches in changing behavior?
If it seems like schools are opting to declare weather-related closures much earlier than they used to, you’re right. It’s yet another consequence of the Internet age.
On Thursday the New York City Health Department became the first in the nation to ban the sale of sugared beverages larger than 16 oz. at restaurants, mobile food carts, sports arenas and movie theaters.
New York City is calling on hospitals to lock up infant formula like medication and lecture new mothers about the benefits of the breast. Is that going too far? Maybe not
In 2006, New York City passed a first-in-the-nation ban on trans fats in restaurant food. Here’s how it worked
Nothing like a tall, cool drink in the heat of summer, right? Not if it’s a sugar-sweetened soda, and not if you’re in New York City.
New Yorkers aren’t exactly known for their zen, health-promoting lifestyles, but new data show that life expectancy for city residents now surpasses the rest of the U.S. How did that happen?
People caught with small amounts of marijuana in New York State are supposed to receive no more than a $100 fine, the equivalent of a traffic ticket. Instead, in New York City, many such people are being accused of child neglect, …
When New York City’s public school students return to classes this year, there will be a new addition to their curriculum: sex education classes that will include instruction on how to use a condom and strategies for resisting …
McDonald’s is hoping to make Happy Meals happier — at least, for nutritionists and health-conscious parents. The fast-food chain’s executives announced that they will keep the toys but ditch extra calories in their kids’ menu …