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New York City Reports First Human West Nile Cases Of The Year

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene on Monday confirmed the city’s first human cases of the West Nile virus this season.

09/08/2014

People receive a free meningitis vaccine from Dr. Wayne Chen at the AIDS Healthcare Foundation pharmacy on April 15, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Officials Warn Of New Menigitis Outbreak Among HIV-Positive Gay Men

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene on Friday was investigating a cluster of meningitis cases among HIV-positive gay men.

09/05/2014

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WCBS 880: NYC Officials Issue Warning About Synthetic Marijuana After Wave Of ER Cases

Synthetic marijuana has sent at least 15 people to city emergency rooms over the past few days, a Health Department official said.

07/27/2014

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Health Department Launches New Look For NYC-Branded Condom, Larger ‘KYNG’ Size

Friday marked not only Valentine’s Day, but also National Condom Awareness Day – and the city marked the occasion by unveiling a new extra-large size condom with NYC branding.

02/14/2014

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Hepatitis A Vaccinations Continue Monday For Customers Of Bronx Eatery

The New York City Department of Mental Hygiene will continue offering free vaccinations Monday to those who may have been exposed to Hepatitis A at a Bronx restaurant.

09/22/2013

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City Council Holds Hearing On Series Of Tough Anti-Smoking Measures

The bills before the City Council would reduce the visibility and accessibility of cigarettes. The council’s health committee took up debate Thursday on the proposals.

05/02/2013

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Health Department Issues Warning After Alarming Diabetes Study

In the wake of a new study showing that more than 10 percent of New York City adults have been diagnosed with diabetes, the city Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has issued some reminders for control and prevention.

04/27/2013

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Study: Mental Health Problems Afflict About 1 In 5 New York City Kids

About one in five preteens in New York City struggles with mental illness or emotional problems, according to a new study.

03/25/2013

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Health Inspectors Shut Down East Village’s Sunburnt Cow Brunch Restaurant

The popular Sunburnt Cow Australian brunch restaurant and bar in the East Village was shut down by the city Department of Health and Mental Hygiene late last week.

03/11/2013

Forgione family, Petey the Pig and State Sen. Tony Avella at a press conference calling for a change to New York's pet pig rules Feb. 19. 2013 (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Queens Lawmaker Urges City To Change Rules Against Pet Pigs

Danielle Forgione said she legally bought Petey the miniature Juliana pig last year to help her children cope with the sudden death of their uncle. But the city has since cited Forgione for harboring an illegal animal.

02/19/2013

Cupcakes on display at the Magnolia Bakery. (Photo/Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)

Magnolia Bakery On Bleecker Street Back In Business After Being Shut Down Due To Mice

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene inspected the Magnolia Bakery, at 401 Bleecker St. in the West Village, and reported five critical violations.

02/16/2013

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City Warns Of Continuing Health Threats In Wake Of Sandy

Superstorm Sandy may be more than a month behind us, but the danger still lingers in damaged homes.

12/01/2012

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City Hits Courtside Club At Barclays Center With Violation For Lack Of Toilet Paper

New York City health inspectors have slapped the new Calvin Klein Courtside Club at the Barclays Center with a preliminary violation, in part because the club had no toilet paper.

CBS New York–10/14/2012

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City Health Officials Investigating Deadly Bacterial Meningitis Outbreak Among HIV-Positive Men

Officials said in the past month, at least one person has died and and another was hospitalized in critical condition from the outbreak.

09/27/2012

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Tri-State Area Braces For Hottest Day Of The Year, Record-Setting Temperatures

Saturday tied for the hottest day of the year in 2012, maxing out at 95 degrees in midtown Manhattan. The figure fell short of the 100-degree record in the city, which was set only two years ago.

07/07/2012

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