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As state officials prepare planes to spray the San Francisco Bay area with pesticides to fight an invasive moth, politicians are starting to worry not only about the endeavor’s potential impacts on human health, but on local commerce.


Millions of people could face poverty, disease and hunger as a result of rising temperatures and changing rainfall expected to hit poor countries the hardest, the World Health Organization warned Monday.

Coffee may cut the risk of dementia by blocking the damage cholesterol can inflict on the body, research suggests.

Starbucks barista donates one of her spares to good customer in need

About 1 in 50 U.S. infants are victims of nonfatal child abuse or neglect in a year, according to the first national study of the problem in that age group.

More than 55,000 people have been hit by dengue — a sometimes deadly mosquito-borne virus — around Rio de Janeiro in the last four months, Brazilian authorities said Thursday.