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More Children Could Mean Higher Risk of Heart Disease

Parents who have five or more children may face a higher risk of heart disease than those who have only one or two keiki, according to new findings by public health researchers in the Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.

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Wagers Winter Plants Make to Survive

Spend water or save water? Grow or reproduce? 

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Monarch Butterfly Numbers are Soaring this Year

After several years of declining monarch numbers, researchers believe this year will see a dramatic uptick in monarch butterflies making their way across states like Texas.

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Inuit Well-Being Enhanced by Connecting with the Land

Supporting hunting and on-the-land practices in the Arctic would be an effective and inexpensive way to enhance Inuit health, according to new research.

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Sometimes It’s Not Good to Be Green

The good news is global and local. Keeping inland lakes from turning green means less greenhouse gases entering the atmosphere and contributing to climate change. 

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Scientists ID New Metabolic Target to Prevent, Treat Heart Failure at Earliest Stage

Researchers with The Ohio State University College of Medicine and The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center have identified a metabolic process in the heart that, if treated, could someday prevent or slow the progression of heart failure.

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Researchers Study People Who Feed Birds in Their Backyards with Implications for Bird Conservation

People in many parts of the world feed birds in their backyards, often due to a desire to help wildlife or to connect with nature. 

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Global Carbon Dioxide Growth in 2018 Reached 4th Highest on Record

By the end of 2018, NOAA’s atmospheric observatory at Mauna Loa recorded the fourth-highest annual growth in the concentration of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) in 60 years of record-keeping.

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Health Risks Associated with Mixtures of Man-Made Chemicals Are Underestimated

The cocktail of man-made chemicals that we are exposed to daily is a health risk which current regulations and risk assessment overlook. 

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Stalagmite Holds Key to Predicting Droughts, Floods for India

A team of Vanderbilt University earth scientists returned to an unusual cave in India to unlock secrets about climate change that could have far-reaching implications.

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