Category Archives: health

It’s now illegal to smoke e-cigarettes in public places, similar to the ban on real cigarettes that went into effect in 2002. Places where e-cigarettes are banned now include bars, restaurants, beaches and parks.

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A little-known New York State law prohibits “selling, serving, delivering or offering to patrons an unlimited number of drinks during any set period of time for a fixed price” according to the State Liquor Authority’s website.
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On Wednesday, with just three weeks to go until he leaves office, Mr. Bloomberg’s controversial Board of Health is set to vote on new rules that would force children as young as six months old to be immunized each year before December 31 if they attend licensed day care or pre-school programs.
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Mothers included in the study will be offered shopping vouchers worth up to £120 if their babies are breastfed up to six weeks old, and a further £80 if they continue to breast feed up to six months. If successful, the scheme will be tested nationwide over the next two years.
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NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s crackdown on big, sugary sodas is staying on ice. An appeals court ruled Tuesday that New York City’s Board of Health exceeded its legal authority and acted unconstitutionally when it tried to put a size limit on soft drinks served in city restaurants.
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How do you define noise? It could be a train or maybe even a motorcycle…All of them could be considered noise under a new ordinance in one Allegheny County town…
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First he came after the cigarettes. Then the trans-fats. Then the super-sized drinks. Now, Mayor Michael Bloomberg is coming after the elevators…City officials announced a new initiative this afternoon aimed at encouraging office workers to take the stairs instead of waiting for the elevator. Under legislation proposed by the mayor, all new buildings and buildings…
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A government-commissioned school food review by two founders of the Leon restaurant chain says take-up is low at 43% despite huge quality improvements…Packed lunches are nearly always less nutritious than a cooked meal, say the authors of the School Food Plan.