After Sandy, NYC Health Priorities May See Waves of Change
Public Health

After Sandy, NYC Health Priorities May See Waves of Change

New York City healthy policy has witnessed countless changes over the recent decade. The Department of Health has produced sweeping efforts to help with healthy food access and awareness, promoting food security, and improving food system sustainability. Mayor Bloomberg incorporated some of these food policy initiatives in his latest PlaNYC 2030, which sets goals for city improvement … Continue reading

Food Metrics 2012: NYC Releases It’s First Report After Enactment of Local Law 52
Nutrition

Food Metrics 2012: NYC Releases It’s First Report After Enactment of Local Law 52

The past few years have seen a lot of work on the New York City’s food system coming from the municipal government. In an effort to offer residents a “greener, greater New York,” Mayor Michael Bloomberg released PlaNYC in 2007.  The report entailed 127 initiatives targeted for goal-specific improvements by 2030. However, the report didn’t choose to … Continue reading

“Ethical Issues in Food and Nutrition,” a Lecture by Marion Nestle, PhD, MPH
Nutrition / Public Health

“Ethical Issues in Food and Nutrition,” a Lecture by Marion Nestle, PhD, MPH

This Friday, October 19th, Dr. Marion Nestle presented her take on what she calls Ethical Issues in Food and Nutrition. It’s been almost 10 years since the release of her book, Food Politics, a breakthrough text on the issues surrounding the food industry, nutrition, and health, which now has a permanent home in many American … Continue reading

A Note on Scientific Research (and the Occasional Misinterpretation)
Public Health

A Note on Scientific Research (and the Occasional Misinterpretation)

An article from the Associated Press went unnoticed last week. Arturo Casadevall, professor of microbiology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, set out to unfold the mystery behind 2,047 retractions from published, scientific studies. To his surprise, and that of many researchers: the No. 1 reason for those retractions – was fraud. But it doesn’t necessarily … Continue reading

Another Strike for Russian Healthcare
Public Health

Another Strike for Russian Healthcare

After Russia’s long-awaited tax-hike on alcohol, an attempt to curb a historic fight against alcoholism and binge-drinking, hope grew for the future of the nation’s public health. But after a devastating drought destroyed 1.2 billion dollars worth of crops in July/August, and the nation unexpectedly demanded an end to 20 years of U.S.-supported public health programs, Russian health seems to … Continue reading