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Big Ban: Mayor Wants to Ban Super-Sized Sugary Drinks

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is proposing a ban on the sale of large sugary drinks at the city’s restaurants, movie theaters and other locales.

Do you agree with the mayor’s proposal or find it hard to swallow? Tell us!

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WNYC News

City Council Challenges Restaurant Grading System

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

A City Council survey released Wednesday showed 85 percent of restaurant owners say the letter grading system is "Poor" or "Fair." Less than 5 percent say it's "Very Good" or "Excellent."

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The Takeaway

Health Secretary Overturns Plan B Decision

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Heath and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius rejected a decision by the Food and Drug Administration to make the "morning after" birth control pill widely available over the counter on Wednesday. The emergency contraceptive, called Plan B One-Step, was available to women over 17, but would have been available to women 16 and under had the decision not been overruled. The initial decision by the FDA was sure become a political football during the campaign season.

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WNYC News

Man Eats Sugar: Health Department's Latest Grossed-Straight Video

Monday, January 31, 2011

The people who brought New York the arresting images of a woman whose fingers were amputated because of a crippling nicotine addiction and the folks who showed how effortlessly soda turns into fat have unleashed a new grossed-straight video.

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