News tagged with new york city
(HealthDay)—The management of adult spinal deformity (ASD) and selection of optimal fusion levels is incompletely defined, according to a review article published in the April issue of The Spine Journal.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes May 14, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
The first U.S. soldier to survive after losing all four limbs in the Iraq war has received a double-arm transplant.
Surgery Jan 28, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—The addition of behavioral weight loss (BWL) treatment to the commercial Weight Watchers (WW) weight-loss program does not improve weight loss outcomes, according to a study published online ...
Overweight and Obesity Oct 12, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
In the battle against childhood obesity, New York City appears to be doing better than Los Angeles and one reason may be that Mexican-American boys are more likely to be obese than white or black kids.
Overweight and Obesity Jan 17, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(AP)—Soft drink makers, restaurateurs and other businesses are suing to block New York City's move to end the sale of super-sized, sugary drinks in many eateries.
Health Oct 12, 2012 | not rated yet | 1
Sunny with a chance of flu? That's what some health scientists are thinking, as they study the weather for clues about how to predict disease outbreaks.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jan 03, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay) -- A novel cannabinoid formulation, nabiximols, is safe and effective for patients with advanced cancer and opioid-refractory pain, especially at a low-dose, according to a study published in the ...
Medical research Jun 13, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—During acute coronary syndromes, fewer than one-quarter of patients call 911, according to a study published in the Jan. 1 issue of The American Journal of Cardiology.
Cardiology Dec 27, 2012 | not rated yet | 1
(AP)—After years of striving to set a national agenda for curbing smoking, New York City may set a new bar. Officials are proposing to make it the most populous place in America to raise the minimum age ...
Health Apr 22, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Researchers at the University of Georgia have developed a mathematical model showing a link between land cover pattern and the spatial spread of West Nile virus in New York City. The teams findings, ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Aug 01, 2011 | not rated yet | 0 |
(AP)—One of New York City's most ambitious efforts to prod residents to live healthier appears poised to pass as a health panel takes up a plan to cut down sales of big-sized sodas and other sugary drinks.
Health Sep 13, 2012 | not rated yet | 1
Because there are more risks with having a total knee replacement in both legs at the same time than having a knee replacement in one leg, doctors in recent years have been selecting younger and healthier ...
Surgery Sep 29, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(AP)—Twenty-one companies have met targets in a New York City-led effort to get restaurants and food manufacturers nationwide to lighten up on salt, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Monday.
Health Feb 11, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(AP)—At night, when most people their age are going to sleep, a group of elderly people with dementia are just getting started, dancing and shaking tambourines and maracas in a raucous version of "La Bamba."
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Oct 01, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
It's about to get difficult finding a can of regular Sprite in the United Kingdom.
Health Mar 06, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
New York City
New York ( /nuːˈjɔrk/ (help·info)) is the most populous city in the United States, and the center of the New York metropolitan area, which is among the most populous urban areas in the world. A leading global city, New York exerts a powerful influence over worldwide commerce, finance, culture, fashion and entertainment. As host of the United Nations headquarters, it is also an important center for international affairs. The city is often referred to as New York City to differentiate it from the state of New York, of which it is a part.
Located on a large natural harbor on the Atlantic coast of the Northeastern United States, the city consists of five boroughs: The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island. The city's 2007 estimated population exceeds 8.3 million people, and with a land area of 305 square miles (790 km2), New York City is the most densely populated major city in the United States. The New York metropolitan area's population is also the nation's largest, estimated at 18.8 million people over 6,720 square miles (17,400 km2).
New York is notable among American cities for its high use of mass transit, most of which runs 24 hours per day, and for the overall density and diversity of its population. In 2005, nearly 170 languages were spoken in the city and 36% of its population was born outside the United States. The city is sometimes referred to as "The City that Never Sleeps", while other nicknames include Gotham and the Big Apple.
New York was founded as a commercial trading post by the Dutch in 1624. The settlement was called New Amsterdam until 1664 when the colony came under English control. New York served as the capital of the United States from 1785 until 1790. It has been the country's largest city since 1790.
Many neighborhoods and landmarks in the city have become world-famous. The Statue of Liberty greeted millions of immigrants as they came to America in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Wall Street, in Lower Manhattan, has been a dominant global financial center since World War II and is home to the New York Stock Exchange. The city has been home to several of the tallest buildings in the world, including the Empire State Building and the twin towers of the former World Trade Center.
New York is the birthplace of many cultural movements, including the Harlem Renaissance in literature and visual art, abstract expressionism (also known as the New York School) in painting, and hip hop, punk, salsa, disco and Tin Pan Alley in music. It is the home of Broadway theater.
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