Health And Safety


Investigation Finds 'Unsafe and Unhealthy' Conditions in City's Homeless Shelters

Thursday, March 12, 2015

A new report from the Department of Investigation cites rats, vermin and other filth in New York City's shelter system.


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Massey Energy CEO Indicted in Deadly Mine Disaster

Friday, November 14, 2014

In 2010, an explosion at the Upper Big Branch Coal Mine in West Virginia killed 29 miners. Now the CEO of the company that owned the mine has been indicted.

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Your ADHD Stories

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

New CDC data analyzed by the Times show a 53% increase in ADHD diagnosis over the last decade. Now 11% of US children have been diagnosed. Alan Schwarz, health reporter for the New York Times discusses and takes calls.

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Is Food Passed Its Sell-By Date Okay?

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Marion Nestle, professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, and professor of Sociology at New York University, discusses the new Urban Food Initiative in Boston--and whether it's okay to serve meals cooked with food passed its sell-by date to low-income consumers.

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Anesthesia Awareness and the Nature of Consciousness

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Joshua Lang, medical student at the UC Berkeley/USCF Joint Medical Program and contributor to The Atlantic, discusses the problem of patients becoming aware while under anesthesia -- and why measuring and understanding consciousness is so difficult.

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Where Did Germany's 'Supertoxic' E. coli Outbreak Come From?

Friday, June 03, 2011

Germany's "supertoxic" variant of E. coli has infected more than 1,500 people and killed at least 17. Scientists still don't know where the virus came from, why it's so deadly. The outbreak seems to be affecting women more than men, likely because women eat more salads. The strain is also reportedly resistant to 14 different antibiotics.

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City Says Judge Is Slowing Down WTC Case

Thursday, April 15, 2010

New York City attorneys say a federal judge inappropriately "inserted himself" in settlement negotiations with more than 10,000 9/11 responders and workers who claim they got sick working at Ground Zero.