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San Francisco bans toxic baby toys

Beginning Dec. 1, the city of San Francisco will begin enforcing a ban on the sale, distribution and manufacture of baby products that contain any level of the toxic chemical bisphenol A or certain levels of phthalates.

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Take a bite out of climate change

The food at the end of our forks is rarely mentioned among the factors contributing to climate change. However, changes in our food system could significantly reduce the impact on climate and also would give us a more secure food system that's beneficial to our health, the environment and our economy.

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Global warming could trigger insect population boom

New research shows that insect species living in warmer areas are more likely to undergo rapid population growth because they have higher metabolic rates and reproduce more frequently. The finding has scientists concerned that global warming could give rise to more fast-growing insect populations and potentially dire consequences for humans.

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Study shows milk thistle extract treats diabetes

As waistlines increase so does the spread of type 2 diabetes, but an Iranian study has shown that Silybum marianum (silymarin) -- an antioxidant extracted from milk thistle seeds -- can help treat the condition, and its flavolignans can also protect the liver.

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