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Risk Level For West Nile Virus Raised In Boston Area

State health officials have raised the West Nile virus risk level from “low” to “moderate” for Boston and 11 surrounding towns after multiple mosquitoes trapped in the area tested positive for the disease.

07/30/2015

Ticks. (Photo By Getty Images)

Mass. Residents Warned To Protect Against Ticks, Lyme Disease

Health officials have declared Lyme disease an epidemic in parts of the state.

07/08/2015

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State Health Officials Unveil New Marijuana Dispensary Rules

The Department of Public Health is unveiling changes to the way it issues licenses under the state’s medical marijuana dispensary program.

05/15/2015

Children playing indoor soccer (WBZ-TV)

I-Team: Summer Camp Loophole Could Put Children’s Safety At Risk

As camps start filling up, the I-Team takes a closer look at a loophole that could put your children’s safety at risk.

01/22/2015

State health officials discuss Ebola preparations on Oct. 3 (WBZ-TV)

Suspected Ebola Cases In Massachusetts All Ruled Out, Officials Say

Massachusetts has treated patients for suspected cases of Ebola for months, but the deadly virus has been ruled out in each instance, state health officials said Friday.

10/03/2014

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First Mass. Human Case Of West Nile Diagnosed In Middlesex County

The Department of Public Health announced Friday West Nile virus was found in Middlesex County.

08/22/2014

Police tape seals off the Manomet School in Plymouth where a custodian died a 10 first responders were hospitalized in a hazmat incident. (WBZ-TV)

Officials Await Autopsy Results On Custodian In Plymouth Hazmat Incident

Plymouth fire officials say it’s possible the man’s death was unrelated to a hazardous material that sent 10 first responders to the hospital.

07/08/2014

Measles Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccination. (Photo credit GEOFF CADDICK/AFP/Getty Images)

2 New Measles Cases Confirmed In Middlesex County

The Department of Public Health says the residents live in Middlesex County.

03/05/2014

Medical marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles.  (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Medical Marijuana Dispensary Licenses Set To Be Awarded In Massachusetts

Massachusetts officials are nearing decisions on the licensing of medical marijuana dispensaries in the state.

01/26/2014

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Quincy Rep. Pushes State Regulations For Tattooing & Body Piercing

A Quincy lawmaker is once again pushing a bill to establish statewide regulations for tattooing and body piercing.

12/07/2013

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