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Health Department Criticizes Starbucks' Unicorn FrappuccinoStarbucks' new "Unicorn Frappuccino'' has made waves on the internet for its colorful presentation, but a Connecticut health department is trying to draw attention to the large amount of sugar found in the purple-pink drink.
Legislators Show Support For Special Insurance Enrollment For Expectant MothersState senators from both parties are supporting legislation that would allow expectant mothers to enroll in health insurance outside of the yearly open enrollment period.
Lawmakers Hear Pros and Cons of Proposed Sugary Beverage TaxState lawmakers have heard the pros and cons of a proposed 1 cent per ounce tax on certain sweetend beverages during a public hearing.
After Illness, City Orders Marriott Ballroom And Surrounding Areas Closed For CleaningAfter students at a music convention in Hartford reported falling ill last weekend, city officials have ordered the Hartford Marriott Downtown to close its ballroom and surrounding areas until they undergo a thorough cleaning and sanitization.
Lawsuit Dismissed Over Ebola Quarantines In ConnecticutA federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and state health officials over quarantines imposed on several people returning from West Africa during the 2014 Ebola epidemic.
Cancer Comes Down To Luck More Often Than Not, Study FindsAccording to a study published in Science Magazine, two-thirds of cancer is completely random.
Public Hearing For Proposal To Legalize Pot For Recreational UseThe General Assembly's Judiciary Committee heard public feedback Wednesday on a measure that would legalize the sale of recreational marijuana in Connecticut to those 21 years of age and older.
Legalizing Marijuana Gets Attention Of Connecticut LawmakersConnecticut's continuing fiscal woes, coupled with a new law that fully takes effect next year in neighboring Massachusetts, have prompted state lawmakers to take their most serious look yet at possibly legalizing the recreational use of marijuana for adults.
State Officials To Warn Spring Breakers About ZikaWith many college students planning spring break trips to warmer locations, the state Department of Public Health is launching a series of public service messages warning of the dangers of Zika virus.
Connecticut Resident Dead From Listeria OutbreakTwo people are dead among six confirmed cases of Listeria in a multi-state outbreak likely linked to Ouleout cheese from Vulto Creamery of Walton, New York, according to the Connecticut Department of Public Health.
Pot Legalization Proposal Draws Mixed ReviewsLegislative committee hears testimony on a bill to legalize recreational marijuana
Public Hearing For Proposal To Legalize Pot For Recreational UseConnecticut lawmakers Tuesday heard public feedback on the first of several bills filed this session that would legalize the sale of recreational marijuana.

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