Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

A low-tech hack to protect sugar cane workers

On the sugar cane plantations of Central America, young men are dying in alarming numbers from a kidney condition whose causes are not fully understood.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Mysterious disease may be tied to climate change, researcher says

A mysterious kidney disease that has killed over 20,000 people in Central America, most of them sugar cane workers, may be caused by chronic, severe dehydration linked to global climate change, according to a new study by ...


Blame sugar? We've been doing that for over 100 years

After a successful soda tax was passed last year in Berkeley, California, copycat laws are being proposed across the US, often with the support of nutritionists, medical professionals and a majority of the voting public. ...