The Department of Public Health continues to refuse to offer an opinion on whether politicians should wipe out the religious exemption to vaccines.
The lawmakers sent a letter to Commissioner Renee Coleman-Mitchell saying it would be improper for her to offer an opinion on the issue.
But so far, the state’s new health commissioner, Renee Coleman-Mitchell, is taking pains to remain outside the political fray.
Lawyers for the state say the parents who brought the lawsuit lack standing because they have not proved that the data release harmed them.
Frustrated by the EPA’s inaction, states are moving to address PFAS substances, an old class of chemicals linked to the pollution of drinking water.
Three critical gubernatorial appointments appeared to easily clear the legislature’s joint committee on executive and legislative nominations Tuesday.
Scientists will make the case for vaccines in Hartford on Tuesday, with a dissent from Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
The number of Connecticut high school students who used vaping products, such as e-cigarettes, doubled from 2015 to 2017, according to a new study released by the state Department of Public Health.
Connecticut and the rest of the nation last year experienced a record-high number of cases of sexually transmitted diseases, including gonorrhea, which health officials fear may be becoming more resistant to antibiotic treatment.
While state experts are warning residents of an increased risk of West Nile virus infection right now, a UConn Health doctor is stressing that it’s rare for people infected with the virus to develop symptoms, let alone to develop a serious illness.
The new Connecticut Department of Public Health campaign, dubbed ‘Getting to Zero,’ will attempt to dissipate new HIV infections, AIDS-related deaths, and stigma and discrimination surrounding HIV/AIDS.
Connecticut high school students engaged less often in risky behaviors, like taking painkillers without a prescription, seriously considering suicide and texting or emailing while driving, when compared to their peers nationwide.
“Our latest tracking data indicate that flu activity is still high and widespread across most of the nation and increasing overall,” said Dr. Anne Schuchat, the acting CDC director.
WASHINGTON — White women in Connecticut have one of the lowest infant mortality rates in the nation, but Hispanic infant mortality rates in the state are among the highest. The infant mortality gap in the state was documented by the Centers for Disease Control in a report released Thursday.
For decades, Connecticut residents have taken water for granted. But approval of a water bottling plant in Bloomfield, the coming of the state’s worst drought since the 1960s, and several other water controversies in recent years have put the spotlight on both the state’s lack of an overall water plan and questions about the transparency and accountability of the Metropolitan District Commission, the Hartford region’s big water and sewer agency.