Concern Over Deadly ‘Leptospirosis’ In Bronx Building Where Rats ‘Run Rampant’Within a one block radius there have been three cases of Leptospirosis -- a bacterial infection most commonly spread by contact with rat urine.
Orthodox Jewish Community In Brooklyn Dealing With Chickenpox OutbreakThe New York City Health Department has sent out a warning about a chicken pox outbreak in Brooklyn.
NYC Campaign Urges Snackers To Reach For More Fruits, VeggiesThe campaign called “Take Me With You” will appear at bus stops, check-cashing centers and other locations around the city.
Dominique Ansel Bakery To Reopen Tuesday After Being Cited For MiceA Dominique Ansel spokeswoman said the Soho bakery was approved by the city Board of Health for reopening after an intense a three-hour inspection.
NYC Hospitals May Be To Blame For Measles OutbreakThere have been 20 confirmed cases of measles in the city during the past several weeks.
De Blasio Initiative Aims To Slam Brakes On Deadly Traffic AccidentsThe mayor on Thursday announced the initiative, which will create a task force, who will develop strategies with the goal of eliminating deadly crashes, especially those involving pedestrians.
NYC Ad Campaign Aims To Cut Volume On HeadphonesBlaring your headphones can cause irreversible hearing loss, city officials warn in a new ad campaign.
City Council Poised To Modify Restaurant Grading System To Lower Some FinesNew York City restaurants will soon be paying lower fines for minor health department violations.
New NYC Ad Campaign Targets Sweetened Teas, Fruit DrinksThe American Beverage Association says the ads oversimplify the causes of obesity.
Queens Lawmaker Urges City To Change Rules Against Pet PigsDanielle 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.
Mayor Bloomberg Gets Flu Shot, Urges New Yorkers To Do The SameThe mayor got his flu shot from pharmacist Barbara Naprawa at a Duane Reade pharmacy in lower Manhattan. New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley also received his influenza vaccine at the Duane Reade Thursday morning.
Fighting Obesity, City Launches Healthy Eating Campaign In The BronxThe city has launched a new healthy eating campaign in the Bronx that promotes healthy consumer choices at grocery stores in order to crack down on obesity.