Vaccine exemption policies get second look
As the recent measles outbreak brings the vaccine debate into the national spotlight, Connecticut legislators are attempting to address the issue at the federal and state levels.
Soda, candy may be taxed
Connecticut state Rep. Juan Candelaria, D-New Haven, has proposed a new state tax on sugary soft drinks and candies. The tax aims to curb childhood obesity by disincentivizing sugary foods and drinks and using the added tax revenue to support anti-obesity programs.
New YMCA opens on Chapel
Nine years after New Haven Fitness opened at 900 Chapel St., a new branch of the YMCA is taking its place.
Regulate e-cigarettes, researchers say
The American Association for Cancer Research and the American Society of Clinical Oncology released a joint statement on Thursday to discourage the use of electronic cigarettes, citing uncertainty regarding their safety.
Healthcare exchange enters second year
This weekend, thousands of Connecticut residents will have a second opportunity to sign up for affordable insurance through the state’s branch of the Affordable Care Act.
Quarantine seeks to “play it safe”
Although the test came back negative, President Salovey said in a Thursday email that the researchers would continue their quarantine for 21 days, in adherence to guidelines established by the state of Connecticut.
Protesters criticize U.S. global health priorities
Fewer than 24 hours after tests for Ebola on a patient at Yale-New Haven Hospital came back negative, students gathered outside the Yale School of Public Health to generate awareness of healthcare discrepancies between Africa and the United States.
Ebola threat puts response plans in focus
Thursday’s Ebola scare — which instantly triggered statewide concern about the spread of the disease — has brought Yale-New Haven Hospital, the University, the city and their plans to prevent the proliferation of the virus under scrutiny.