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HIV/AIDS deaths drop among NYC blacks

NEW YORK, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- New York City logged a 41 percent drop in deaths among blacks living with HIV/AIDS from 2001 to 2010, health department officials said.

NYC: One cigarette is one too many

NEW YORK, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- A New York City TV campaign on the health consequences of "light" smoking -- 10 or fewer cigarettes per day -- is scheduled to begin next week, officials say.
About 500,000 exposed to WTC attack toxics

About 500,000 exposed to WTC attack toxics

NEW YORK, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- The attacks on the World Trade Center put about 500,000 people at risk of negative health effects from chemicals, toxins and trauma, U.S. researchers say.
Soda a day equals eating 50 pounds of sugar each year

Soda a day equals eating 50 pounds of sugar each year

NEW YORK, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Drinking just one 20-ounce soda a day translates to eating 50 pounds of sugar a year, a New York City health department public education campaign says.

NYC lead poisoning at historic low

NEW YORK, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- In 2010, the New York City health department recorded 1,429 lead poisonings among children age 6 years and under, a historic low, health officials say.

NYC: 300 die each year from falls

NEW YORK, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Each year, about 300 older adults die after falling in New York City, but city health officials say exercise can help mitigate the risk.

70,000 in WTC registry to be surveyed

NEW YORK, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- More than 70,000 people exposed to the World Trade Center attacks in New York will be surveyed for the third time, city health officials say.

NYC's TB cases down 81 percent from 1980s

NEW YORK, March 25 (UPI) -- New York City, which battled a tuberculosis epidemic more than 20 years ago, had an 81 percent drop in cases in 2010 from the late 1980s, health officials say.

NYC finds free condoms using phone/GPS

NEW YORK, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Finding a free condom in New York City is easier thanks to a free smartphone application that locates the nearest dispensers, officials say.

NYC smoking rate drops 27 percent

NEW YORK, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- From 2002 to 2009, the smoking rate in New York City dropped by 27 percent, saving an estimated 6,300 lives, city health officials say.

NYC: 32-ounce soda = 26 packets of sugar

NEW YORK, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- A 20-ounce serving of soda contains the equivalent of 16 packets of sugar, a public awareness campaign in New York, backed by city officials says.
Record number of NYers try to quit smoking

Record number of NYers try to quit smoking

NEW YORK, May 25 (UPI) -- During a 16-day period this year, the New York City health department enrolled more than 40,000 smokers for free nicotine patches and gum, officials said.

Women risk HIV from unprotected anal sex

NEW YORK, April 22 (UPI) -- Women in New York are less likely than men to use condoms when having anal sex, putting them at risk of HIV infection, city health officials said.

NYC drug overdose deaths down 27 percent

NEW YORK, March 1 (UPI) -- Unintentional drug overdose deaths in New York declined sharply in 2008, falling to the lowest level seen since 1999, city health officials said.

NYC may have restaurants post grades

NEW YORK, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- New York officials say they are considering requiring city restaurants to post their grades of A, B or C based on their most recent sanitary inspection grade.
NY mayor seeks parks, beach smoking ban

NY mayor seeks parks, beach smoking ban

NEW YORK, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says he is going ahead with controversial plans to ban smoking in city parks and on beaches.

NYC seeks to ban smoking in parks

NEW YORK, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Smoking should be banned in New York City's public parks and at beaches, the city's health commissioner says.
West Nile virus detected in New York

West Nile virus detected in New York

NEW YORK, July 16 (UPI) -- West Nile virus has been detected in mosquitoes in New York for the first time this year, health department officials said.

NYC urges HIV testing in the Bronx

NEW YORK, June 24 (UPI) -- A New York City initiative to increase HIV testing in the Bronx has boosted testing by 28 percent, city health officials said.
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