public health

Susan Haigh / AP

A key Connecticut legislative committee advanced a bill that would remove religious exemptions for parents who don’t want to vaccinate their children.

Kevin P. Coughlin / Office of N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Governor Andrew Cuomo is once again pressing for a ban on flavored tobacco-based vaping products, saying he hopes a law is passed in the next month.

Sue Haigh / AP

The Connecticut General Assembly hearing on the proposal to eliminate the religious exemption for childhood vaccines lasted for almost 24 hours this week.

AP Photo/Susan Walsh

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York says the EPA isn’t doing enough to clean up PFAS chemical contamination on Long Island. Firefighting foam used at some airports in the region has impacted drinking water of nearby communities.

Jessica Hill / AP

Connecticut lawmakers anticipate heated testimony on vaccines at a public hearing in Hartford Wednesday.