public health

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A Stony Brook University professor is unable to return to the United States after visiting family in Wuhan, China, due to the Chinese government’s travel lockdown to contain the deadly coronavirus.

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Residents in East Quogue will now be able to access the town of Southampton’s public water supply, after dozens of private wells showed signs of contamination from toxic chemicals like PFOS.   

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U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York will sponsor new legislation to fund support services for families of individuals suffering from substance misuse disorders.

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The city of New Haven wants to dismiss a lawsuit over how officials enforce rules intended to protect kids from lead poisoning.

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New York has awarded Long Island $120 million in grants to help remove dangerous contaminants from drinking water.