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Season’s First West Nile Mosquitoes Found In Queens, Staten Island

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has detected the West Nile virus in mosquitoes within the five boroughs for the first time this season.

07/14/2014

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City To Begin Spraying For West Nile Mosquitoes On Wednesday Morning

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene will begin spraying for mosquitoes in several areas Wednesday morning, in an effort to keep the West Nile virus from spreading.

06/17/2014

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Health Inspectors Close S’MAC Mac And Cheese Restaurant In East Village

The S’MAC gourmet macaroni and cheese restaurant in the East Village has been ordered closed by city health inspectors, who reported finding evidence of mice and other problems.

06/11/2014

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City Health Department Uses Yelp Reviews To Uncover Food Poisoning Cases

City health officials have begun using a novel method for spotting food poisoning cases – reading Yelp reviews.

05/22/2014

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City Official: Healthy Food Marketing Effort Has Been A Success In The Bronx

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene on Wednesday was celebrating the success of the city’s Shop Healthy program, one year after it was expanded to three new South Bronx neighborhoods.

05/21/2014

FILE PHOTO -- A carriage horse trots near Central Park on April 21, 2014. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

New York City Carriage Driver Accused In Horse Switch

A carriage driver has been accused of altering a hoof brand to make a 22-year-old draft horse with a breathing ailment appear to be a healthier horse nearly half its age.

04/29/2014

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Regulations On E-Cigarettes To Take Effect Tuesday In New York

Laws in New York and Chicago making electronic cigarettes subject to the same regulations as tobacco are taking effect Tuesday, and their sellers and users are steadfast in their opposition.

04/28/2014

A German Shepard bares its teeth during Schutzhund attack dog training at Witmer-Tyson Imports February 14, 2002 in Newark, CA. The trial of Marjorie Knoller and Robert Noel, whose two giant Presa Canario attack dogs killed 33-year-old Diane Whipple last January, is scheduled to begin on February 19, 2002 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Chelsea Building Residents: Owner Has Failed To Control Biting Dog

Residents of a building in Chelsea are fit to be tied, claiming an aggressive dog has bitten multiple people and the woman who owns the dog is not maintaining control.

02/19/2014

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Report: Some Of City’s Rooftop Water Tanks Are Plagued With Contaminants

A dozen city buildings have been slapped with fines, after a newspaper investigation discovered contaminants in their rooftop water tanks.

01/27/2014

A customer fills a 21 ounce cup with soda at a McDonald's on Sept. 13, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

City Launches New Campaign Against Sugary Drinks

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene on Monday launched a new anti-obesity campaign, focusing on the risks posed by sugary drinks.

11/25/2013

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Report: Bedbugs Found In Health Department Building In Queens

Bedbugs have infested a New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene office building in Long Island City, Queens, according to a published report.

09/21/2013

Woodside, Queens Park Rats

Neighbors: Fearless Rats Have Commandeered Park In Woodside, Queens

Neighbors and the local city councilman have called on the city to step up its efforts, as a park in Woodside, Queens remains overrun with rats.

07/31/2013

FILE - Mosquitos are seen inside a trap. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

West Nile Virus Found In New York City Mosquitoes

The West Nile virus has hit New York City for the first time this year, according to the city Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

07/08/2013

NYC Restaurant Rating System

Restaurant Owners Hope Inspection Changes Mean Lower Fines

Reform is on the menu for the controversial New York City restaurant inspection system.

07/08/2013

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Bloomberg: Efforts Against Gun Violence In New York Have Vastly Outpaced Nation

Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Sunday touted a new report from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, which said the city’s reduction in gun violence has vastly outpaced the rest of the nation.

04/28/2013

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