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New York City Department of Health

Google Glass is a wearable computer with an optical head-mounted display that displays information in a smartphone-like hands-free format. (credit: Getty Images)

Some NYC Health Inspectors Might Soon Wear Video Cameras

A bill pending in the City Council would require 10 percent of the 160 health agents to wear some type of body camera when they inspect restaurants and bars.

04/10/2014

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Michelin-Starred Restaurant Per Se Racks Up C Rating From Health Department

The Michelin-starred Thomas Keller establishment got 42 violation points when it was inspected Feb. 19, city health department records showed. Infractions included failure to hold hot food at 140 degrees and a lack of a hand-washing facility near the food preparation area.

03/04/2014

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Jayden, Sophia Most Popular Baby Names In New York City

The city Health Department released the new rankings Tuesday. They’re drawn from the 123,231 infants born citywide in 2012. That’s about 200 more than in 2011.

12/31/2013

FILE - A health worker prepares a flu shot. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

NYC Board Of Health Approves Flu Shot Mandate For Young Children

New York City’s Board of Health voted Wednesday in favor of the mandatory vaccine for children under 6. The initiative takes effect in 30 days and will be required for about 150,000 children.

12/11/2013

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City Launches CalCutter App For Home Cooks

The free mobile app announced Wednesday will let cooks enter the ingredients of a recipe and it will calculate the number of calories per serving.

08/21/2013

Restaurant Fine Reductions

City Council Poised To Modify Restaurant Grading System To Lower Some Fines

New York City restaurants will soon be paying lower fines for minor health department violations.

08/18/2013

Screen shot of new sugary drinks ad launched by the NYC health department. (credit: YouTube)

New NYC Ad Campaign Targets Sweetened Teas, Fruit Drinks

The American Beverage Association says the ads oversimplify the causes of obesity.

06/03/2013

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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

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Lady Gaga’s Family’s Restaurant Slammed With 6 Critical Health Violations

The Upper West Side restaurant operated by Lady Gaga’s family has been slammed with six critical violations by the New York City Department of Health.

CBS New York–10/08/2012

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Trader Joe’s Recalls Peanut Butter For Possible Salmonella Contamination

At least one of those salmonella cases linked to the peanut butter has been reported in New York City.

09/23/2012

Honey bees

Swarms Of Honey Bees Popping Up In Parts Of New York City

It might seem unusual to see swarms of bees in New York City, but a local beekeeper said honeybees swarm when their hives get overcrowded and this is the time of year when that happens.

06/14/2011