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  • Massachusetts treasurer passes kidney stone during gubernatorial debate

    03/28/2014 6:27:40 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 6 replies
    upi ^ | March 27, 2014 | Evan Bleier
    If it looked like a Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate was in pain during a debate about the issues which affect the state’s LGBTQ community on Tuesday, it wasn’t because he was uncomfortable with the subject matter. It was because Massachusetts Treasurer Steven Grossman was passing a kidney stone during the debate. Grossman’s situation was so noticeable that it instantly inspired a parody Twitter account, @GrossmansStone. According to the account’s bio: “Consensus builder. Pragmatic progressive. Mostly mineral.” @msherryflax Spent a lot of time pondering that waiting for my chance to escape Steve's renal area. Congress needs more water. #mapoli — Grossman's Stone...
  • Pop Vitamin C Tablets, Get a Kidney Stone

    02/16/2013 11:50:50 PM PST · by neverdem · 64 replies
    Real Clear Science ^ | February 8, 2013 | Alex B. Berezow
    Vitamin supplements are popular items these days. Vitamin C is particularly popular in the winter, when people pop tablets at the first sign of a cold. However, data indicates that vitamin C doesn't actually prevent colds, but long-term use may slightly reduce the severity or duration of a cold when you do catch one. So, should we all start popping vitamin C tablets every day? Probably not. A new study in JAMA Internal Medicine showed that men who took 1,000-mg tablets of vitamin C were twice as likely to develop kidney stones as men who did not take vitamin C...
  • Anyone ever have a Kidney Stone?

    05/15/2011 3:30:58 PM PDT · by neverbluffer · 143 replies · 1+ views
    VANITY | 05/15/2011 | NEVERBLUFFER
    Anyone ever have a Kidney Stone? I had this excrutiating pain in my side/back area and drove myself to the hospital. Worst pain I ever experienced. I was like a baby screaming and crying in the hospital. Turns out, it was a kidney stone but the pain came and went in less than 2 hours. The nurse said it is sometimes worse than giving birth to a child...
  • US parents want answers after China milk scare(adopted babies w/ kidney stones)

    01/05/2009 11:22:22 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 3 replies · 487+ views
    WP ^ | 01/02/09 | DEANNA MARTIN
    US parents want answers after China milk scare By DEANNA MARTIN The Associated Press Friday, January 2, 2009; 1:58 PM -- Beth Flanders was on her way to China to adopt her 17-month-old daughter in September when she received a warning from her adoption agency: An industrial chemical that can cause kidney stones had been found in Chinese baby formula, and parents should not feed it to their new children. Flanders' daughter had no symptoms. But in November, an ultrasound revealed two kidney stones, which are unusual in children. Now the Los Angeles-area nurse wonders if melamine is to blame.
  • Peter Mandelson rushed to hospital on first day of his new job (melamine milk got him?)

    10/10/2008 4:54:46 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies · 352+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/07/08 | Paul Waugh
    Peter Mandelson rushed to hospital on first day of his new job By Paul Waugh Last updated at 12:44 AM on 07th October 2008 Peter Mandelson was taken to hospital early yesterday after complaining of severe abdominal pain. Tests revealed that the new Business Secretary had kidney stones. He was allowed out to attend the first meeting of the National Economic Council - Gordon Brown's finance 'war cabinet'. He then returned to St Mary's hospital where he underwent a procedure to treat a small kidney stone. Last night a spokesman said: 'He is back at his desk already and is...
  • China: A Puppy in Nanning Got Dozens of Kidney Stones - Contaminated Powered Milk Suspected

    09/27/2008 5:46:55 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies · 703+ views
    China News ^ | 09/27/08 | Wang Dang
    /begin my translation A Puppy in Nanning Got Dozens of Kidney Stones: Contaminated Powered Milk Suspected Ms. Chen, a resident in Nanning, Guangxi Province, has a puppy with repeated serious illness, because, in less than a year, it underwent one surgery after another, taking out kidney stones three times. They numbered a few dozens in total, with varying size. On Sept. 26, this reporter personally saw the kidney stones taken out from the puppy ten days ago. "They are big stones," said Dr. Lian, the vetenarian, while staring at them. At present, Ms. Chen has stopped giving the puppy the...
  • Baby dies as new milk powder scare spreads across China (died of kidney stone)

    09/11/2008 2:12:41 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies · 739+ views
    Reuters ^ | 09/11/08
    Baby dies as new milk powder scare spreads across China Thu Sep 11, 12:56 AM ET A health scare in China involving babies developing kidney stones after drinking possibly fake milk formula has spread across the country, state media said on Thursday. One baby had died from kidney stones in northwest Gansu province, Xinhua quoted health officials as saying, but it was not clear if there was any link to milk powder in that case. The health scare has revived memories of a grim scandal involving fake milk powder that killed at least 13 babies in eastern China in 2004....
  • More Kidney Stone Disease Projected Due To Global Warming

    07/14/2008 6:02:20 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 61 replies · 699+ views
    sciencedaily ^ | 07/15/08 | somenut
    (July 15, 2008) — Global warming is likely to increase the proportion of the population affected by kidney stones by expanding the higher-risk region known as the "kidney-stone belt" into neighboring states, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center and UT Dallas have found. Dehydration is one of the risk factors linked to kidney-stone disease, and the paper suggests global warming will exacerbate this effect. The researchers predict that by 2050, higher temperatures will cause an additional 1.6 million to 2.2 million kidney-stone cases, representing up to a 30 percent growth in some areas.
  • Kidney Stone Ailments To Go Up 25 Percent Due To Global Warming

    07/17/2008 4:44:58 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 40 replies · 136+ views
    All Headline News ^ | July 15, 2008 | Vittorio Hernandez
    Dallas, TX (AHN) - A University of Texas Southwestern Medical School study linked the rise in kidney stone ailments to global warming.The connection of kidney stone with warm weather has been established based on statistics that southeastern states have 50 percent higher incident than northeastern states. Kidney stones, although on the rise nationwide since 1976, were observed to have higher rates of occurrence during summer. With global warming even the northeastern region will likely experience higher incidents with an estimated 1.6 million new cases by 2050.The rise in kidney stone incidents by 25 percent in 2050 will be accompanied by...
  • Global Warming May Up Kidney Stone Risk: Study

    07/15/2008 6:19:08 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 34 replies · 57+ views
    Global Warming May Up Kidney Stone Risk: Study Climate Change Could Bump Kidney Stone Rates up by One-Third By DAN CHILDS ABC News Medical Unit July 15, 2008— For four years, Sue May of Valdosta, Ga., lived with the pain of four minuscule fragments of stone-hard minerals in her kidney. And according to May, now 64, an experience with kidney stones is just as painful as it sounds. "You feel horrible," May says. "When you have this, it's a constant infection, and a lot of pain that goes along with it. "Sometimes it felt like someone had drilled through my...
  • Lemonade Offers Sweet Relief From Kidney Stones

    05/25/2006 11:00:07 AM PDT · by Obadiah · 7 replies · 375+ views
    HealthDay ^ | May 24,2006 | Amy Sutton
    Drinking lemonade could help prevent painful kidney stones, new research shows. Regular consumption of the refreshing drink -- or even lemon juice mixed with water -- may increase the production of urinary citrate, a chemical in the urine that prevents the formation of crystals that may build up into kidney stones.
  • Capt. Kirk Beams Kidney Stone To EBay

    11/27/2005 3:15:16 PM PST · by BulletBobCo · 77 replies · 1,713+ views
    Web Pro News ^ | November 16, 2005 | John Stith
    Emmy-winning actor and science fiction legend William Shatner plans on beaming a rather rare rock on to eBay. Shatner recently passed a kidney stone, hopes to recover it from his doctors and sell it on eBay as the ultimate piece of Star Trek memorabilia. The sad thing is some goob will pay it. Currently starring as his emmy-winning character, Denny Crane on "Boston Legal," Shatner is best known as the legendary Captain James T. Kirk of the starship Enterprise. Shatner hopes to pass this kidney stone to one of the many fans through eBay and donate the proceeds to charity....
  • Old Cracker Vanity Thread: Oliver Stone (Alexander) is Matt Stone's (South Park) Uncle

    12/23/2004 5:25:51 PM PST · by O.C. - Old Cracker · 82 replies · 1,601+ views
    Old Cracker's Imagination | December 23, 2004 | Old Cracker
    Facts to consider: The two have been seen at the Stoned Family Reunion held each year in Ithaca, New York. The content of their films and their production styles bear a striking similarity to one another. They both go to the same dentist. Both boys drive Peugeots. They both have a penchant for French wines and imported German Bratwurst. Oliver enjoys criticizing anything of real value. Matt enjoys criticizing anything. Both collect Jane Goodall documentaries. Both collect the musical works of Judy Garland and Cher. The list of their mutual likes and dislikes goes on and on, but these should...