Latest Kidney stone formers Stories

New Research Discovers Cause Of Kidney Stones
2012-04-19 07:04:01

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com A sharp irritation near the stomach. The feeling of pain in the back. The discovery of blood in the urine. These are just a few of the symptoms of kidney stones. An estimated one million people suffer from kidney stones each year. Recently, more information was revealed regarding the cause of kidney stones through research done by scientists at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. The research, unveiled in the EMBO Journal by...

2009-03-27 06:45:00

Doctors are scratching their heads to understand an apparent rise in the number of children with kidney stones, typically an adult condition.  Some believe that kids' love of burgers, fries and other salty foods is behind the increase. The malady causes excruciating pain, worse than childbirth in some cases. And while the number of affected children isn't alarming, an increasing number of kids with kidney stones have been showing up at hospitals throughout the country. Johns Hopkins...

2008-07-15 07:30:00

U.S. researchers say millions more people could suffer from kidney stones due to an increase in global warming. Two mathematical models linked temperature and the risk of kidney-stones, and found that segments of the United States where the condition is most common will grow in coming years due to an expected rise in temperatures. One of the researchers, urologist Dr. Margaret Pearle of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, said, "There's every reason to anticipate...

2006-06-28 07:51:08

Exercise in chamber that simulates gravity may prevent stone formation As the space shuttle Discovery prepares to launch on July 1, researchers at the University of Minnesota have identified a way for astronauts to reduce their risk of developing kidney stones while in space. Astronauts lose calcium in their bones and strength in their muscles while in space because of the zero-gravity environment. This calcium can end up in their kidneys, putting them at risk for developing kidney stones....

2005-08-30 09:17:38

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Overweight women who have kidney stones have an increased risk of developing high blood pressure (hypertension), according to a new report in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases. A similar, but much weaker association, was seen among men. Previous reports have tied kidney stones to elevated blood pressure, but the impact of gender and weight on this association was unclear. To investigate, Dr. Daniel L. Gillen, from the University of California at...

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