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Why are kidney stones passed on multiple roller coaster rides?

Taking several rides on a roller coaster can help to pass kidney stones. Researchers amusingly established this by taking multiple rides. Back in the lab, they've found out why.

Link found between global warming and kidney stones

Philadelphia - According to a recent press release, a link has been found between the extreme hot or cold temperatures of global warming and the high risks of developing kidney stones. The six-year study involved 60,000 adults and children across the United States.

Study:Vitamin C supplements, melamine linked to kidney stones

A new Swedish study shows that men who use Vitamin C supplements have a greater risk of developing kidney stones than those who don't use these supplements.

Obesity linked to more major health problems

Obesity continues to be a major health challenge in the United States. It was a hot news topic over the past several days – with several new studies linking it to additional health complications.

Father who went for kidney stones discovers he is a woman

Denver - Steve Crecelius, a photographer from Denver, Colorado, who has a wife and six children, went to hospital for a kidney stone ultrasound. But he got unexpected news. The ultrasound results revealed that he has woman's internal organs.

Pediatric kidney stone cases increasing steeply

Cases of kidney stones in children have been increasing at an alarming rate, particularly in the U.S. The major factors causing this are dietary. Also, less water intake restricts the flow of urine which prevents stones from passing out.

Cases of Kidney Stones in US Kids Increasing

Kidney stones are one of those ailments that can come with aging. They are not generally seen in children but that may be changing as fast food diets gain more popularity.

Surge in Kidney Stones Found in Chinese Children

The rising number of children having kidney stones has China's Health Ministry launching an investigation to find out the reason. So far, the authorities have ruled out melamine poisoning, which was found last year in milk products made for babies.

The Damage Your Cell Phone Could Be Doing Is Scary

Could your cell phone cause heart and kidney disease? That's the claims to a new study by the European Research Institute for Electronic Components in Bucharest.

Poison Sold As Protein Powder and Introduced to Many Human Foods

Babies have died in China from the same chemical that was found to be killing cats and dogs in the US, now there's admission that this same poison, melamine, has been routinely sold as "protein powder" and introduced into many different human foods.

Drinking Iced Tea May Increase Risk of Developing Kidney Stones

What can be better than a tall cold glass of ice tea on a hot summer day? Think twice before downing the drink because you may develop kidney stones due to the drink's high concentration of a chemical that causes stones.

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