America's views on youth football are shifting quickly. This was particularly apparent last week -- specifically on Thursday. That day, ESPN reported that participation in Pop Warner dropped by 10 percent from 2010 to 2012, and Robert Morris University released the results from a poll showing that 4 ... More >>
Abuse of Weakness plays October 6 and 9 at the New York Film Festival
Department of Health calls for 100,000 vaccinations as fatalities climb in 2013
As we gear up for Superbowl Sunday, we'll be taking a look back at some of our favorite food memories from years past. Today, watch an Alex P. Keaton-era Fox fight off pouring rain, locked windows, and a leather-clad motorcycle gang so he can grab a Diet Pepsi for his sexy new neighbor.
Peter Hook tells all
The New York City Health Department yesterday renewed a recommendation to gay men who've had sex with a man they met via-a digital "app": get a meningitis vaccine.In the last 12 months, there have been a total of 11 cases of meningitis within the City's gay community, two of which were diagnosed wit ... More >>
The New York City Health Department just issued a health alert for "gay men and men who have sex with men."We're not experts, but "men who have sex with men" probably would have covered all bases.Regardless, if you're a man having any type of sex with a man -- gay, bisexual, whatever -- you run the ... More >>
Remember all those PSAs reminding people to "never shake a baby?" Well, there was a reason for those ads -- shaking a baby is incredibly dangerous (not to mention cruel and sick), a reality that a Queens baby, who currently is fighting for her life, learned the hard way.Just to make this story sligh ... More >>
I was alerted to this work of comic genius by Priscilla's Tony Sheldon, who called it the best T-shirt ever, and I have to agree. In fact, I spit out my morning mai tai when I saw it.
Do Not Drink? It was too good to be true - the idea that you could drink massive amounts of diet soda and suffer no ill consequences. The NY Post reports today on a University of Texas medical school study that shows that people who drink diet sodas are 70% more likely to suffer an increase ... More >>
The United Nations is predicting that Earth may be "unrecognizable" in 2050 due to the rise of population and the increase in demand for food. The population is expected to jump from seven billion to nine billion by that year. Yahoo quotes Jason Clay of the World Wildlife Fund as saying, "We ... More >>
A quadriplegic man who got stuck on a broken "It's a Small World" ride at Disneyland and had to hear that insufferable music over and over again when Disney failed to evacuate him in a reasonable amount of time is now suing the company. While waiting for help for some 40 minutes as other peop ... More >>
Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who continues to improve after being shot in the head on January 8, is likely to be moved this Friday from Tucson's University Medical Center to TIRR Memorial Hermann Rehabilitation Hospital in Houston. Via a statement released today by Giffords' cong ... More >>
The NYPD is asking for help locating Aimee Angle-Zahn, 34, of 990 6th Avenue in Midtown Manhattan. Angle-Zahn, who's from Detroit and is in medical school in New York City, suffers from an epileptic seizure disorder. She was last seen at her apartment on November 11. UPDATED: Angle-Zahn was f ... More >>
Another day, another fabulous study revealing the magical, mystical properties of red wine. This time, we learn that resveratrol, that extra special stuff that comes from the skin of red grapes and is hence found in red wine, can neutralize the toxic effects of proteins linked to Alzheimer's ... More >>
Ah, it's a good day when the studies come down in favor of wine. The latest: Red wine consumption may protect the brain from damage after a stroke, say the dedicated, kind, wonderful and brilliant researchers at Johns Hopkins.
We mentioned that Simon Nunez was missing yesterday. Good news: The 74-year-old Bronx man, who suffers from Alzheimer's dementia and diabetes, has been found at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. Nunez was about five miles from his Beach Avenue home when he apparently became disoriented and wandered ... More >>
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