Department of Health
In an effort to combat the rise in smoking, city officials are launching a new anti-smoking ad campaign called “Imagine for Life.”
The Rapid Activation for Mass Prophylaxis Exercise (RAMPEx) is testing the city’s ability to respond to the release of a biological agent.
Severe weather brought lightning and drenching rains to the Tri-State area early Wednesday evening, while Tropical Storm Arthur threatened parts of the East Coast.
The city’s Department of Health is considering overturning the ban on ferrets after advances in vaccines have made ownership safer.
As the de Blasio administration considers reversing a 1999 ban on ferrets as pets in New York City, one ferret advocate said the plan to regulate the animals is “wrong.”
Report: NYC Health Department Underreporting Deaths Caused By Accidents, Preventable Medical Complications
The health department’s bureau of vital statistics reported only a fraction of deaths caused by accidents or preventable medical complications compared to the medical examiner’s office.
One in four adolescents is likely to acquire a sexually transmitted disease, according to the first ever Youth Sexual Health Plan released by New York State.
The health department says the total number of confirmed cases of measles is now at 26, with 12 pediatric and 14 adult cases.
The Dominique Ansel bakery, which brought you the “cronut” and the milk and cookie shot, was shut down by the Department of Health on Friday for several sanitary violations, including a severe mouse infestation.
The 15-second cellphone video which was posted on YouTube shows a rat crawling around the doughnuts at the shop at 37th Street and Eighth Avenue.
It first showed up in northern Manhattan and the Bronx, but the three most recent cases were reported on the Lower East Side.
The health department said seven adults and nine children have been diagnosed to date and four people have been hospitalized.
The Health Department said there have been 30 reported cases of the infection caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium marinum.
It may be the city that never sleeps but New Yorkers seem to be spending a lot of time in the bedroom.
Under the proposal, the health department would assume oversight of tanning salons from the state, which issues their permit.