Health

Can your kidneys make it to Mars and back?

In returning astronauts, there have been more than 30 reports of kidney stones, a painful and debilitating condition, though until now there has been little research into why this occurs.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Using hydrogel to remove kidney stone fragments

Kidney stones are often removed via an endoscopic procedure. If a stone is too large, the urologists break it into pieces using a laser. The larger pieces can be removed with a grasping instrument, but this is not possible ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New way to blast kidney stones can be done in doctor's office

A noninvasive ultrasound technique is capable of quickly pulverizing kidney stones, an early study shows—in what researchers call a first step toward a simpler, anesthesia-free treatment for the painful problem.

Health

On nutrition: Vitamin C revisited

Experts at the Linus Pauling Institute sponsored an extremely interesting presentation of vitamin C this week. You may remember Dr. Pauling, a brilliant and sometimes controversial chemist who published numerous books and ...

Health

On Nutrition: Calcium and kidney stones

Rene from Racine, Wisconsin, writes: "I am hoping you can help me understand calcium supplements and the likelihood of kidney stones. For the first time in my 61 years, I had a kidney stone. I also have been diagnosed with ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New insights on sex differences in kidney stone risk

Men face a higher risk of developing kidney stones compared with women, but recent data suggest that an increasing proportion of women are affected. Research that will be presented online at ASN Kidney Week 2021 November ...

Inflammatory disorders

Analyzing kidney stones using geology and cancer screening techniques

Up to 15% of people will experience kidney stones, and for 50% of those that do, they will recur. It is therefore important to understand as much as possible about how kidney stones form to improve both prevention and treatment. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Q and A: Kidney stones and calcium

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have trouble with kidney stones and recently found out they are calcium oxalate stones. While I have stopped consuming all dairy products, I know that I need calcium as I age for bone health. Would adding ...

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