| Jul 11, 2010
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...
| Jul 13, 2010
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...
| Jul 18, 2010
| 5:42 PM
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...
| Jul 18, 2010
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...
| Jul 21, 2010
| 2:22 PM
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...
| Aug 1, 2010
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...
| Jul 27, 2010
| 12:26 PM
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,...
| Jul 28, 2010
| 11:54 AM
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...
| Aug 9, 2010
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.
| Aug 3, 2010
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....
| Jul 30, 2010
| 5:50 AM
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...