Massachusetts Department of Public Health found deaths from heroin use declined last year, but those from the opioid fentanyl, increased.
About a quarter of the students and nearly a third of the staff at Williamstown Elementary School have been sickened by the flu.
The warmer weather means spring is finally here, but it also means mosquito season is around the corner. Public health officials in New England are urging horse owners to begin vaccinating their animals now for mosquito borne illnesses like West Nile Virus and the more serious Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE).
Massachusetts is one of ten states now reporting widespread cases of the flu, with 800 confirmed so far.
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health received 181 applications from people and groups looking to open medical marijuana dispensaries.