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  • The Siren's Call: Killing Copernicus

    The Siren's Call: Killing Copernicus
    When is an apple more than an apple? When it's resting in Eve's palm – or better yet, in the hands of the storyteller(s) of Genesis. The same happens to other objects touched by myth: Fire, for instance, has Genesis-sized significance in the...
  • Salsa, Guacamole ... Food Poisoning?

    Salsa, Guacamole ... Food Poisoning?
    No one is suggesting, even remotely, that Americans give up salsa and guacamole. But it's worth noting the risks that they pose. New research from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention does just that. In analyzing outbreaks of food-borne...
  • Docs Reconsider Old Antibiotics

    Docs Reconsider Old Antibiotics
    More than half a century ago, when antibiotics were transforming modern medicine, a now almost forgotten drug was hailed as something close to the miracle of miracles. Doctors rushed to prescribe it for an array of medical problems — that is, until...
  • Hospitals Cut Out Meat with Antibiotics

    Hospitals Cut Out Meat with Antibiotics
    The evening's menu featured grass-fed, antibiotic-free beef over pasta, fresh seasonal vegetables and fresh organic peaches—items right at home in the city's finest restaurants. Instead, the dishes were prepared for visitors, staff and bed-bound...
  • Swimmers Not Warned of Sewage Leak

    You wouldn't let your children play in raw sewage. However, last month -- during a hot, humid weekend -- kids swimming in Hempstead harbor were doing just that. "We have a history of being proactive about closing beaches to protect the health of our...
  • Homes for the hardest of the hard-core homeless

    Homes for the hardest of the hard-core homeless
    The searchers carved skid row into quadrants and advanced in small groups, aiming flashlights into the cold. They moved between nylon tents and cardboard lean-tos in the Toy District, where junkies had stripped the streetlights and left whole blocks in...
  • Late preterm birth increases risk of respiratory illness

    Attention pregnant women: No, you cannot spring the baby early because you're tired of swelling, heartburn and frequent trips to the bathroom. Yet another study shows that being born even a few weeks early is not healthy for the baby. In the new study,...
  • NYC Eateries Begin Posting Health Inspection Grades

    NYC Eateries Begin Posting Health Inspection Grades
    A Queens deli apparently took top honors as the cleanest place to dine in the Big Apple, according to a new letter grading system put into place Wednesday by the Department of Health. Health officials began its new inspections yesterday and awarded the...
  • Summertime pests: Bugs, bacteria put you at risk

    Summertime pests: Bugs, bacteria put you at risk
    Summer means the arrival of certain illnesses and infections caused by bacteria, viruses and bugs that thrive in the warm, moist environment. Although the risk of catching these diseases is low, there are some precautions to take to stay healthy. For...
  • Dogged efforts hit stubborn patterns of homelessness

    Dogged efforts hit stubborn patterns of homelessness
    Bobby Livingston couldn't sleep. The indoor quiet was unnerving, the softness of his mattress all wrong. For weeks after moving into Room 216 at the Senator Hotel, he found comfort only on a hard tile floor that felt reassuringly like the pavement....
  • As aid bill for sick 9/11 responders fails, court settlement may be workers' only option

    As aid bill for sick 9/11 responders fails, court settlement may be workers' only option
    A bill that would have provided up to $7.4 billion in aid to people sickened by World Trade Center dust fell short in the House on Thursday, raising the possibility that the bulk of compensation for the ill will come from a legal settlement hammered out...