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Health One of the ads the DOH is running in bus shelters over the next two months.

One third of children and teenagers in areas affected by Superstorm Sandy that have accessed a free program offering mental health services have shown signs of post-traumatic stress and other mental health conditions, according to the Department of Health. The agency has launched a new ad campaign reminding neighbors of the free services available to…

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After a raccoon tested positive for rabies in Bensonhurst last month, the city announced today that vaccine-treated bait will be placed around Southern Brooklyn to prevent the potential spread of the virus. Raccoons will be vaccinated using bait containing oral rabies vaccine in parks, public green spaces, and on private property along the southern border…

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The city Department of Health will be spraying mosquito-killing pesticides throughout parts of our neighborhood tonight, between 8:15pm and 6am – which was supposed to happen last week but ended up being canceled because of the rain, according to a DOH spokeswoman. The area to be sprayed is shaded yellow on the map above, although…

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The Department of Health is warning residents of the Sheepshead Bay area that they will be spraying pesticides throughout parts of the neighborhood tomorrow night, between 8:15 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. The area to be sprayed is shaded yellow on the map above, although it’s only an approximation. Like any time a government sprays a…

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In their battle against weeds and vermin, the New York City Parks Department is using a common pesticide that a new study suggests is associated with non-Hodgkin lymphoma and breast cancer. The new concerns arise out of a study published in April by the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health that found that the commercially available…

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