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  • Blogs

    June 20, 2012

    Mutant Crabs: Yes, There Are Drug Resistant Pubic Lice, Too

    Yesterday, the Voice reported on something both terrifying and gross: drug resistant head lice. Turns out, some strains of these bugs have gotten so used to common treatments over the years that their exoskeletons have grown thicker and as a result, they're hardier and can survive all but the harshe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2011

    FDA Overhauls Its Recall Website, and It's Actually Pretty Great

    ​Following in the footsteps of the New York Department of Health, the FDA has overhauled its food recall search engine to make it easier to use.

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2010

    Injustice! Employers Discriminate Against Boozing Job Applicants

    ​There are certain times in our worklife that we imagine boozing might be almost a requirement of our job -- writers are by and large some of the drinkingest people out there, after all; a little whiskey hones our already razor-sharp wits, while only ever-so-slightly decreasing our type speed, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2010

    The New York Health Department Has Lifted Its Beekeeping Ban

    Here's some very sweet news for local beekeepers and those hoping to acquire some hives of their own: Earlier today, the New York Department of Health and Mental Hygiene voted unanimously to lift its decade-old beekeeping ban, which had lumped honeybees together with such dangerous creatures as poi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2009

    Feel Sick? Swine Flu PANIC, Suggests Health Department

    Last month, it's likely that more than half a million New Yorkers got swine flu and didn't even know it. Yesterday the New York Department of Health released a report finding that in May seven percent of New Yorkers experienced a flu-like illness. While this could merely suggest widespread PANIC, c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2008

    44 Percent of Murdered Women Killed By "Partners," DOH Finds

    Between 2003 and 2005, 44 percent of women murdered in New York were done in by husbands or lovers, says the New York Department of Health. Poor, black, Hispanic, and foreign-born women, and those between 20 and 29 years of age, lead among local victims of death by intimate partner violence -- or ... More >>

  • News

    September 18, 2007

    No More Scars

    A notorious boob doc is shut down with finality. The lawsuits, however, are still ballooning