Children's Health

  • News

    October 2, 2013
  • Film

    June 12, 2013
  • Blogs

    January 24, 2013

    Pamela Geller Jihads against Vaguely Creepy Breastfeeding Doll on Dr. Drew

    When we last saw Pamela Geller, she was doing what she does best: trying to offend as many people as possible with anti-Islam, hate-mongering transit ads while saying she does it all for her love of Islam. So imagine our surprise when she posted a YouTube clip of herself this morning on HLN's Dr. Dr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2012

    All Your Favorite Male Stars, Shirtless! NSFW

    And sometimes you get even more (I mean less) than that. It's all at, where Matt Bomer (above), a Glee star, various designers, models, and some people I never heard of are found as topless as a breast-feeding Italian peasant woman in the 1950s.

  • Voice Choices

    September 12, 2012


    You can’t overdose on Granta

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2012

    Mike Bloomberg, Health Cop: New Yorkers Hate Big-Gulp Ban, Baby Formula Hide-And-Seek

    Mayor Mike Bloomberg's nanny-state has taken a turn for the absurd with his plans to limit how much soda New Yorkers are allowed to drink and to hide baby formula from new mothers -- and voters seem to think it's just as ridiculous as we do.A new poll shows that the vast majority of New York voters ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2012

    Breastfeeding Porn: Like Regular Porn...But With Milk

    A New Jersey woman is suing an Iowa-based marketing company after a video it shot of her breastfeeding her daughter was converted into "breastfeeding porn" and circulated across the Internet.Until today, we didn't know "breastfeeding porn" was even a thing. So, naturally, we spent a good chunk of ou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2012

    Mike Bloomberg's Nanny-State Tackles Breast Feeding; Mayor Plans To Hide Baby Formula

    Mayor Mike Bloomberg's nanny-state has officially made the jump from figurative to literal -- the mayor now actually wants to play nanny (sigh).Starting September 3, the city will encourage hospitals to hide baby formula behind locked doors in an effort to encourage (trick) new mothers into breast f ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    July 4, 2012
  • Blogs

    July 2, 2012

    Babies: More Time in The Womb Means More Success in School, Study Finds

    Time to further complicate the nature-versus-nurture debate... A new study published today in Pediatrics suggests that academic achievement and brain development are directly tied to gestational time -- how long a kid is in the womb. What's unique about this study, which tracked 128,050 New York ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2012

    Bloomberg Flogs Breast Milk on the Subways

    This new city ad extolling the virtues of nursing has appeared on the IRT 2 and 3 trains, and probably elsewhere in the system. For those of us accustomed to the rather gruesome TV ads disseminated by the city's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the new subway ads come as a shock and a plea ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    May 9, 2012


    Active Child hit Mercury Lounge

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2012

    Parents Now Pushing Unneeded Surgeries on Obese Kids

    We're guessing that Dr. Ben Spock wouldn't suggest this... The New York Times reports that parents of obese kids are increasingly treating gallbladder ailments by having their children undergo invasive operations to remove the organ. Here's the thing: Most of the time, the kids don't need surgery ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2012

    Bloomberg Backs Breastfeeding: Report

    In an article titled "Mike: Do What's Breast for Baby" (no, really), the

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2012

    Microbiologists Examine School Mystery Meat

    We all wondered what exactly was in the "mystery meat" doled out for our school lunches. Well, now we know. It's ammonia-treated animal beef trimmings, made with the type of connective tissue and beef scraps used in dog food.

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2012

    Junk Food in Schools Doesn't Make Kids Fat: Study

    Junk-food-loaded school vending machines, long said to lure the nation's youth to dietary debauchery, might not be making them fat, a new study finds. At least 33 percent of kids are overweight, the New York Daily News reports, but access to unhealthy snacks -- such as sugary candy, salty chips, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2011

    Radioactive Baby Formula Sold in Japan

    ​At least 400,000 cans of baby formula on sale in Japan contain radioactive cesium, but the island nation's government says that the contamination isn't dangerous, The Wall Street Journal reports.

  • Voice Choices

    November 9, 2011


    M83 pulls out all the stops

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2011

    Tony Little's "Miracle Babies"

    ​You know Tony Little. He's the fitness expert who's prone to shouts of "You can do it!" on his long running infomercials. Well, it turns out the little Littles were littler than expected. He and his wife Melissa had twin sons who were born three-and-and-half months premature--"at the ver ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2011

    Looking for Something to Do? How About the "Do Something Reel" Film Festival

    ​Dinner and a movie are a prescription for a fun time, but sometimes a movie about dinner is even better. Which is why the Whole Foods-sponsored "Do Something Reel" Film Festival at City Cinemas Village East next week is shaping up to be a great event.

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2011

    New York City Considers Fast-Food Toy Ban, Cites Happy Fat Kids

    Ladies and gentlemen, a photo of the world's only Filet-O-Fish Happy Meal.​Gather round, children, and listen to a tale of the evil New York City Council attempting to take your Happy Meal toys away. Yahoo reports that the dastardly City Council Deputy Majority Leader Leroy Comrie, who comes f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2011

    The Upper Breast Side Mom Club Fighting One-Time All-Male Manhattan Lodge

    ​The battle between breast-feeding "emporium" The Upper Breast Side and the once man-only "lodge"-cum-apartment building the Pythian is too perfect. The store, which sells pumps and outfits for new mothers and houses a unified safe space, charged its building owners with discrimination after t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2011

    Half of American Women Are Batshit Crazy

    ​Fitness magazine is yet again asking the hard questions: Would you skip sex for a year if that meant you would be skinny? Or...would you prefer to "have great sex and be 30 pounds overweight"? A little more than half of their survey group of 2,400 ladies said they'd skip the sex. Portions of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2010

    Hunger-Free Kids Act Passed; There Might Be Dairy in Your Tofutti

    ​Farmers across the South are dealing with a drought that began this spring. Hot, dry weather has damaged peanut fields, cotton plants, and citrus trees. [Washington Post] More than two-thirds of the city's public school kids will now get free or discounted school lunches as part of the new ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2010

    Mom Sues Store After Getting Kicked Out for Breastfeeding

    ​A New York woman is suing Lily O'Brien's Chocolate CafĂ© in Midtown for throwing her out because she was nursing her five-month-old daughter. Julie Acevedo-Taylor and a friend were there with their kids. When they started breastfeeding their babies, management demanded that they stop. When th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2010

    Europe to Ban Cloned Animal Meat; Britain Gets Coke, Mars to Fund Anti-Obesity Program

    ​A new survey reveals that most people don't know how many calories they should consume in a day to maintain their current weight. [USA Today] An ongoing stalemate has led the European Commission to let national and local governments decide for themselves whether they will allow genetically m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2010

    Top Chef: 'I'm More Than a Vuitton Bag'

    Bravo​Morning in the Top Chef household this week means 10 seconds of obligatory mourning for Tracey and Arnold's happy conclusion that after last week's challenge, "I guess the grill is my friend." But there's no time for introspection, because soon, the chefs have more pressing concerns: mak ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2010

    Tom Colicchio Testifies Before Congress for School Lunches

    Via Eater, we learn that Tom Colicchio went to D.C. to speak in front of the House Education and Labor Committee in favor of the Child Nutrition Act, which increases funding for school lunches. He speaks from the point of views of a chef, business owner, father, and -- it turns out -- son of a lunch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2010

    Science: Creative People are Basically Schitzo

    ​Everyone has them: the people in their lives they describe as "creative." Some people might describe themselves as "creative." Often, however, "creative" is kind euphemism for "batshit insane." And if they actually are creative? Well, according to science, "batshit crazy" is actually the case ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2010

    Whoa, Kids Are Getting, Like, Orca Fat

    ​The Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine has released a new study analyzing the respective fatness of the nation's progeny in 2003 and 2007, and the results aren't pretty, at least if you consider thin to be "pretty." (Personally, who wants a skinny baby? Have you seen one of those? T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2010

    With ChopChop, Kids Get a Food Mag of Their Own

    Kiddies get cooking.​On the heels of a cooking magazine aimed at men debuting, a new quarterly publication for kids has launched. ChopChop will target children aged 5-12 with recipes and articles intended to teach them to be "nutritionally literate." The website promises "nutritious, great-tas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2009

    Brooklyn mother of four tries to get rid of her husband's other baby

    Keisha Jones of Brooklyn got hold of a prescription pad and found a pharmacy which doesn't focus too hard on discussing possible complications to dispense an ulcer medicine which can cause abortion, uterine rupture or birth defects to the woman carrying her husband's child.

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2009

    Junk Food Tax Endorsed by the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies

    The notion of a junk food tax being bandied around several states, including New York, got a shot in the arm this week, when the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies recommended that a tax on sodas could help curb childhood obesity. Experts say that a 10 percent increase in the price of a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2009

    Women Eat Less on Dates with Men (Duh!); New York Cafes Go WiFi-less

    ​A new study shows that women eat more when they eat with large groups of other women, and that -- shocker! -- they eat less when there are men present. Women will consume about 110 calories less when they're on date with a man than if eating with a girlfriend. [WebMD] "President Obama's daug ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2008

    Shower Gift of the Moment: Baby "Sleep Consultants"

    Cool Mom Picks announces a consulting service that will help get put your baby to sleep. No, we don't mean they'll tuck it in and sing to it, though we wouldn't be surprised. Dream Team Baby says it has a "unique approach to teaching babies to sleep through the night... based on consistency, giving ... More >>

  • Film

    May 9, 2006
  • People

    October 11, 2005

    Mothering the Mother

    Postpartum doulas take care of moms when they need it most

  • Music

    July 19, 2005

    Cradle and Bed

    Earth mother opens up grad and nursery school pathways

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2005

    School's Out. Food's Where?

    Advocates want city schools to do more to get poor kids to eat free food When summer moves into its hazy days, the school year ends. But hunger doesn't. That's why there's a vacation companion to the standard school meals system, called the Summer Meals program. Last year more than 130,000 New York ... More >>

  • NYC Life

    May 3, 2005

    Happy Mother's Day: Now Whip Out a Boob

    The perfect bra and other gifts for new moms

  • News

    March 29, 2005

    Recipe for Trouble

    City schools' new food plan fails to deliver

  • Film

    December 9, 2003

    Connect the Dolts

    Of human bondage: The Farrelly brothers attempt incredible two-headed genre transplant

  • News

    September 19, 2000

    Saving Babies

    Fighting to Reduce Infant Mortality Among Immigrants and African Americans

  • News

    April 4, 2000

    Giving It Away

    An American Pharmaceutical Giant Offers to Donate an AIDS Drug to South Africa

  • News

    March 21, 2000

    The War For Drugs

    South Africa Organizes Against the High Price of AIDS Medicines

  • News

    November 2, 1999
  • News

    August 3, 1999

    Digital, Baby!

    Technology Goes Back to the Womb

  • News

    May 11, 1999

    Tragedy of Errors

    How Bureaucracy May Have Helped Starve Tyler Walrond

  • News

    December 15, 1998

    Problem Pregnancy

    Doctors regard AZT as an AIDS vaccine for babies. But South Africa says it's too expensive.

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