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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.


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.



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.


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.


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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.


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.


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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.


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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.


A restaurant grade is seen at an establishment in Chelsea - New York, NY - Jan 19, 2011 - Photo: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880

New York’s ‘ABC’ Restaurant Grading System Making The Grade A Year Later?

Many New Yorkers said the grades have helped them make choices on which restaurants to frequent, but some would rather make their own choices.


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Report: New York City Mobile Food Carts Hit With 2,571 Violations This Year

Mobile food carts are just like restaurants in many ways. Both serve food and both are inspected by the Health Department. However, unlike restaurants, vendors don’t get a report card to display on their carts.


Manager Sam Chung talking to a reporter at Fu Sushi in the East Village (credit: Al Jones, 1010 WINS)

Manager Of Fu Sushi In East Village Denies Being Open For Business Despite Health Dept. Violations

A neighbor complained Fu Sushi on Avenue B was serving food over the weekend even after it failed three straight health inspections. However, manager Sam Chung says that is not the case.


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NY Legislature Approves Bill Allowing Birth Certificates For Stillborn Children

The Certificate of Still Birth Bill was first introduced in New York in 2003, but failed to pass because opponents feared it would impinge on abortion rights. The language of the bill has since been rewritten to address those concerns.


Manhattan restaurant rated with a Health Department 'A' grade is seen March 7, 2011. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Some NYC Restaurants Face Fines For Not Posting Health Department Letter Grade

Health officials announced Tuesday that they’ll pay surprise visits so food establishments can’t suddenly pull out the signs.


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Health Dept. May Inspect NY Hospitals Over X-Rays For Premature Babies

The state health department was considering spot checks of other hospitals after inspectors found a Brooklyn medical center continued to X-ray premature babies long after it said the practice had been discontinued.


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Mayor Defends New Health Dept. Policy On French Fries, Bagels & Stinky Perfumes

Bloomberg said there was “nothing wrong” with the new rules, adding that members of the media would be “going crazy” if they weren’t in place.