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NYC Warns Of ‘Absolutely Terrifying’ Meningitis Outbreak, Urges Vaccination Among Gay Men

The outbreak of meningitis among gay men has sickened four people already this year, increasing the number of cases to 17 since 2012, according to city health officials.

03/06/2013

New Venus Diner

Chelsea’s New Venus Diner Back Open After Health Department Shutdown

The New Venus Diner in Chelsea has reopened, after being shut down by the city late last week for mouse and fly infestation.

01/28/2013

Boys High Five/file (credit: http://www.co.orange.nc.us)

Manhattan Youth Soccer Club Bans High-Fives Due To Flu Epidemic

Forget about shaking hands with anyone these days – the flu emergency has some people taking drastic precautions.

01/15/2013

Equipment used for the extraction of natural gas is viewed at a hydraulic fracturing site on June 19, 2012 in South Montrose, Pennsylvania. (credit: Spencer Platt/
Getty Images News)

Report: Gas Drilling Safe Under Proposed Rules

An unreleased state report found potential health impacts from fracking are addressed in the Department of Environmental Conservation’s regulatory plan, making a separate health impact study unnecessary.

01/03/2013

Bedbugs (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Nothing Is Immune, Apparently: Bedbug Found In City Health Department

The agency said in a statement that there wasn’t any evidence of infestation, and standard procedures were followed. Those include steam cleaning and vacuuming, as well as alerting the staff.

09/29/2012

Restaurant 'A' Grade (credit: CBS 2)

NYC Restaurant Health Inspection Results Come To Smart Phones

If you are a skeptical diner or just want to be a smarter one, smart phones will soon be able check the cleanliness of a restaurant through an application that scans a code.

CBS 2–09/25/2012

Jennifer Cannizzaro

NYC’s ‘Baby Friendly Initiative’ Pushes More Moms To Breastfeed

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the city Department of Health hope to spread the initiative to as many as 24 other hospitals.

04/19/2012

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Suspected Botulism Cases May Have Come From Tofu Bought For ‘Stinky Tofu’ Dish

The city Health Department has confirmed one case and suspects a second case of botulism. The botulism is believed to have come from tofu bought at a store in Flushing.

04/01/2012

A woman smokes in a Times Square pedestrian island on September 16, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Health Department Kicks Off Giveaway Campaign To Help New Yorkers Quit Smoking

The health department will be giving away nicotine patches and gum through March 16.

03/01/2012

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NYC’s ‘Condom Finder’ App Now Available For Windows & BlackBerry Phones

The app works by using GPS technology or manual address input to determine the five closest NYC Condom distribution venues.

02/13/2012

Portion Control Campaign (credit: NYC Health Dept.)

NYC Health Department Defends Using Photoshopped Amputee In Anti-Obesity Ad

The issue came to light following a story in the New York Times that reported the man, whose face is obscured in the ad, is actually a model who posed for a stock photo.

01/25/2012

Dom De Marco, owner of Di Fara Pizza. (credit: difara.com)

Brooklynites Weigh In On Failed Health Inspection At Legendary Di Fara Pizza

The restaurant was hit with 67 code violations last week by the city because of food storage temperatures and signs of mice and flies.

11/22/2011

FILE - A horse drawn carriage passes a puddle in Central Park (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Mayor Bloomberg Blasts Those Against NYC Horse Carriage Industry

They are lucky to have a job. Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Wednesday that carriage horses in the city are fortunate to be working — rather than dead.

10/26/2011

Doctor (file/credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Health Department Stats Show Drop In AIDS Cases In NYC

Health officials say the number of new AIDS cases in New York City declined by 25 percent in 2011, a possible outcome of improved medical care.

09/17/2011

The Hudson River in New York City. (Photo by Dario Cantatore/Getty Images)

Health Officials Lift Pollution Advisory For Hudson River

Officials announced that all water recreational activities, including kayaking, swimming and water skiing, can resume on the Hudson River and surrounding waters.

07/29/2011

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