COVID In New York City: Health Department Report Details Prevalence Of Variants Across NYCThe agency has identified multiple variants of interest and concern, notably B.1.1.7., the variant originally found in the United Kingdom, and B.1.526, the new variant that emerged in New York.
Barbot Backlash: Criticism Mounts Over De Blasio's Decision To Switch Health Commissioner Mid-PandemicThere's intense backlash Wednesday over Mayor Bill de Blasio’s stunning decision to switch health commissioners mid-pandemic – and a parting “kick” from the former commissioner herself.
Dr. Oxiris Barbot Resigns As Commissioner Of New York City Health DepartmentThere's a new top doctor in New York City.
NYC Police Unions Call For Health Commissioner Dr. Oxiris Barbot To Be FiredThis follows a New York Post report that claimed Dr. Barbot and NYPD Chief of Department Terence Monahan had a heated argument in March.
Number Of New HIV Diagnoses In New York Falls To Record LowCity Health Commissioner Dr. Oxiris Barbot says the city takes “a data-driven, sex-positive approach” to preventing new infections with the virus that causes AIDS.
Human Cases Of West Nile Virus Confirmed In Queens, Brooklyn & Staten IslandFour people tested positive for the mosquito-borne illness. Two cases were reported in Queens, one in Brooklyn and one on Staten Island.
New York City Launches Crackdown On CBD In Food, DrinksIn a statement, they've directed restaurants and cafes to stop serving cannabidiol - an extract from the cannabis plant - with their food.
Boy At Bellevue Hospital 'Fully Cleared' After Testing Negative For EbolaHealth officials said the boy's fever was "caused by a respiratory infection that was confirmed by a lab test."
Health Officials: NYC Ready If Ebola Reaches CityRooms at Bellevue Hospital Center are being prepped to handle patients with the potentially deadly illness, and information posters have been sent to emergency rooms across New York City.
Some NYC Health Inspectors Might Soon Wear Video CamerasA 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.
Michelin-Starred Restaurant Per Se Racks Up C Rating From Health DepartmentThe 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.
Jayden, Sophia Most Popular Baby Names In New York CityThe 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.
NYC Board Of Health Approves Flu Shot Mandate For Young ChildrenNew 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.
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 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.