City Council To Consider E-Cigarette BanThe City Council will consider a proposal to ban the use of electronic cigarettes in public places such as restaurants and parks.
NYC Ad Campaign Aims To Cut Volume On HeadphonesBlaring your headphones can cause irreversible hearing loss, city officials warn in a new ad campaign.
FDA To Ban Artery-Clogging Trans FatsThe FDA planned to announce Thursday it will require the food industry to gradually phase out all trans fats, saying they are a threat to people's health.
NYC Health Department To Look At New Proposed Guidelines For Tanning SalonsUnder the proposal, the health department would assume oversight of tanning salons from the state, which issues their permit.
Health Officials: Lead Poisoning In NYC Children At Record LowThe agency says that children under the age of six identified with lead poisoning declined 66 percent from 2005 to 2012.
City Launches CalCutter App For Home CooksThe free mobile app announced Wednesday will let cooks enter the ingredients of a recipe and it will calculate the number of calories per serving.
City Announces Fruit And Veggie Prescription ProgramPediatricians at Lincoln Medical Center in the Bronx and at Harlem Hospital are writing prescriptions for fruits and vegetables to at-risk youths.
Heat Taking Its Toll On New Yorkers, Transit On Fifth Day Of Heat WaveTemperatures surged to potentially dangerous levels Thursday with relief from the largest heat wave of the summer still days away.
Diabetes-Related Deaths Hit All-Time High In NYCThe city Health Department said Monday that the disease was the underlying or a contributing cause of 5,695 deaths in 2011. That's about 160 more such deaths than in 2010 and 1,260 more than in 1990.
Ad Campaign Highlights Counseling Services For Superstorm Sandy VictimsProject Hope was launched shortly after Sandy in November 2012 in order to provide crisis counseling and emotional support for those hit hardest by the storm.
NYC Health Dept. Officially Rolls Out Teen Reproductive Health App The "Teens in NYC -- Protection" mobile app was quietly made available in early spring before getting a more public rollout Wednesday at a health care center in the Bronx.
City Council Holds Hearing On Series Of Tough Anti-Smoking MeasuresThe 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.
Health Department Issues Warning After Alarming Diabetes StudyIn 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.
Study: More Than 10 Percent Of NYC Adults Diagnosed With DiabetesAn estimated 650,000 adult residents city-wide were diagnosed with the disease in 2011, the health department said.
New York City Proposing Raising Age For Tobacco Purchases To 21On Monday it was personal. Queens Councilman James Gennaro teared up as he joined Council Speaker Christine Quinn and Health Commissioner Thomas Farley to sponsor a bill to raise the minimum age to buy tobacco products in New York City.