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Climate Change Could Cause More Kidney Stones
City Lab ^ | July 10, 2014 18:12 GMT | John Metcalfe

Posted on 07/11/2014 1:33:02 AM PDT by Up Yours Marxists

When one thinks of the warming climate, the phrases that pop into mind probably aren't "nausea and vomiting," "sharp, stabbing pain," and "blood in your urine." Yet these awful symptoms could become more prolific in the coming decades, as hotter weather appears to be linked with the risk of growing a kidney stone.

This disheartening prognosis comes from doctors at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and elsewhere who've completed a seven-year-long study of 60,433 patients in several major U.S. cities. When the temperature goes up, there's a subsequent spike in the number of people visiting hospitals for stone issues, they write in Environmental Health Perspectives. According to lead author Gregory E. Tasian: "We found that as daily temperatures rise, there is a rapid increase in the probability of patients presenting over the next 20 days with kidney stones."

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TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Science; Weather
KEYWORDS: algore; chickenlittle; climatechange; doomage; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; hennypenny; kidneystones
Just when you thought you heard it all...
1 posted on 07/11/2014 1:33:02 AM PDT by Up Yours Marxists
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To: Up Yours Marxists

Do they seriously want me to believe that a kidney stone can form in a matter of weeks?


2 posted on 07/11/2014 1:45:55 AM PDT by LukeL
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To: Up Yours Marxists

Look for more cases of dehydration, too. When the temperatures go up....blah, blah, blah!

These people have no shame.


3 posted on 07/11/2014 2:00:39 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: LukeL

I’m just wondering if, during this short time, they monitored other external factors - like water supply, food intake and source, medicines taken, a whole plethora of things. Examine the source of the money, and you’ll have your answer.


4 posted on 07/11/2014 2:02:48 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Up Yours Marxists
It's been known for more that 20 years that kidney stones are more prevalent in the SE United States than in other areas. Temperature is one suspected reason. Also diet and minerals present in the water.

I've had three, and all presented in the summer.

5 posted on 07/11/2014 2:03:40 AM PDT by Leroy S. Mort
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To: Gaffer

Found some work of his and another researcher released in March of this year. “Evaluation and Medical Management of Kidney Stones in Children”.

It has a lot of specifics about chemical makeup of the stones and the distribution of compounds, but it says that more study is needed [the standard “go to” conclusion in most any externally funded research paper].

Frankly, making this leap of mean temperature vs. cities and occurrences of kidney stones, etc. seems just too convenient for the Global Warming alarmists. I’m thinking this is more Poli-Med science than medicine, myself.


6 posted on 07/11/2014 2:15:50 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Leroy S. Mort

“I’ve had three, and all presented in the summer.”

AlGore would disagree. He says you’re getting all these stones because of the pickup truck you drive. Time to add extra heat shielding to your transmission tunnel.

And it wouldn’t hurt to wear fireproof undies either.


7 posted on 07/11/2014 2:16:30 AM PDT by Up Yours Marxists
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To: Leroy S. Mort

Yes, but is “Global Warming” responsible?


8 posted on 07/11/2014 2:17:05 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Up Yours Marxists

It sounds like we need to outlaw warm weather.


9 posted on 07/11/2014 2:43:11 AM PDT by Tax-chick (The world has enough land, food, water, clothing, and money. It doesn't have enough love.)
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To: Up Yours Marxists

Climate change causes me to pass gas whenever Obama speaks.


10 posted on 07/11/2014 2:59:37 AM PDT by bikerman (Because of the lack of ammo there will be no warning shots. Proud tea bagger.)
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To: Up Yours Marxists

Kidney stones cause discomfort because racism.


11 posted on 07/11/2014 3:07:19 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy ("Harvey Dent, can we trust him?" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBsdV--kLoQ)
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To: Up Yours Marxists

Even by their own hoax-estimates, they are talking about global changes of 1-2 degrees centigrade.

Moving from Boston to Miami you will experience much more temperature change yearly than the 1-2 degrees estimated by the climate fraudsters.

So my question: does moving to Miami cause Kidney stones?


12 posted on 07/11/2014 3:07:59 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: Up Yours Marxists

So people in the tropics are heavily afflicted by kidney stones? Rates are higher in FL than ND? No? Well then, no correlation to heat.


13 posted on 07/11/2014 3:25:53 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Up Yours Marxists

Weather “experts” say polar vortex returning

http://www.nbcnews.com/science/environment/cool-weather-experts-say-polar-vortex-making-comeback-n153246


14 posted on 07/11/2014 3:25:54 AM PDT by airborne (My heroes don't wear capes - My heroes wear dog tags!)
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To: Up Yours Marxists
Fewer redheads and more kidney stones.

Is there anything global warming climate change can't do?

15 posted on 07/11/2014 3:50:54 AM PDT by al_c (Obama's standing in the world has fallen so much that Kenya now claims he was born in America.)
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To: Up Yours Marxists

> doctors at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and elsewhere who’ve completed a seven-year-long

Multiple doctors funded over seven years? And there’s no money in global warming? Anyone who studies anything is probably trying to find even the loosest connection to temperature.


16 posted on 07/11/2014 4:50:13 AM PDT by BinaryBoy ("Immigration Reform" is ballot stuffing)
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To: Up Yours Marxists

...........meanwhile, an Arctic front is coming down from Canada bringing temperatures to well below normal in the coming week.


17 posted on 07/11/2014 5:15:03 AM PDT by Flintlock (islam is a LIE, mohamuud a PEDOPHILE, sharia is POISON.)
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To: Up Yours Marxists

What next will climate change cause? ADHD? Or will it be Incontinence?


18 posted on 07/11/2014 5:33:52 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: Up Yours Marxists

Add that to the list!


19 posted on 07/11/2014 5:39:36 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: ExCTCitizen

Post nasal drip and the heartbreak of psoriasis.


20 posted on 07/11/2014 5:41:38 AM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: al_c
Fewer redheads and more kidney stones.

Gingers unite!!!


21 posted on 07/11/2014 5:47:26 AM PDT by newfreep
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To: Up Yours Marxists

All of this stupid because Al Gore got a D in a science class.

Offers a really good perspective on how government funding distorts reality.


22 posted on 07/11/2014 5:52:25 AM PDT by IamConservative (If fighting fire with fire is a good idea, why do the pros use water?)
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To: Up Yours Marxists
Time to add extra heat shielding to your transmission tunnel.

That just sounds dirty! LOL

23 posted on 07/11/2014 5:54:55 AM PDT by MortMan (All those in favor of gun control raise both hands!)
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To: airborne

Polar vortex used to be called a cold front, lol


24 posted on 07/11/2014 7:05:36 AM PDT by jyro (French-like Democrats wave the white flag of surrender while we are winning)
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To: Up Yours Marxists
When one thinks of the warming climate...

Start right off with a lie. It's not a "warming climate" it is SUMMER.

25 posted on 07/11/2014 7:15:22 AM PDT by CPOSharky (I was born with nothing, and I still have most of it.)
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To: Up Yours Marxists

Along with ingrowing toenails.


26 posted on 07/11/2014 7:20:38 AM PDT by sport
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To: Leroy S. Mort
I've had three, and all presented in the summer.

That may be, but you are still here typing. Deaths from nearly every cause of death (heart attack, stroke, cancer, etc) are higher in winter. There are no causes of death which decrease in winter except lightning, heat stroke and similar rarities.

27 posted on 07/11/2014 7:21:25 AM PDT by palmer (There's someone in my lead but it's not me)
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To: LukeL

I think it is from all of the chemicals in wine making.


28 posted on 07/11/2014 7:24:24 AM PDT by jetson
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To: airborne

Wish it were coming here...90s to 100 here for the next week plus...I think the Midwest is getting OUR weather


29 posted on 07/11/2014 7:25:22 AM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods)
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To: Up Yours Marxists

And acne.


30 posted on 07/11/2014 7:29:55 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Up Yours Marxists

The good news is that CHOP, which I’ve given money to in the past, has unlimited money to perform utterly frivolous “research” and no longer needs my money.


31 posted on 07/11/2014 7:40:27 AM PDT by denydenydeny (Admiration of absolute government is proportionate to the contempt one has for others.-Tocquevillea)
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To: Gaffer

It’s OK to state that higher temp = increased risk of stones.

That doesn’t mean global warming causes stones.

However, the doctors seem to assume global warming is real, thus expect more stones. So there is some knid of politization. That premise needn’t be placed in this study.


32 posted on 07/11/2014 10:09:51 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Federal-run medical care is as good as state-run DMVs.)
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To: palmer
That may be, but you are still here typing. Deaths from nearly every cause of death (heart attack, stroke, cancer, etc) are higher in winter. There are no causes of death which decrease in winter except lightning, heat stroke and similar rarities.

I don't remember the article mentioning anything about kidney stones being a mortal illness. I would suppose death from kidney stones is pretty unusual. If you've ever had one you'll remember occasions when you wished you were dead, however.

33 posted on 07/11/2014 12:30:59 PM PDT by Leroy S. Mort
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