Study links temperatures with kidney stone prevalence

July 10, 2014 10:36 AM

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Study links temperatures with kidney stone prevalence

Given the history of climate change science - predictions that, no matter how draconian, are often so vague that the dangers are easily ignored or misinterpreted - the specificity of new research out Thursday from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is intriguing: measurable rises in the number of kidney-stone cases at hospitals and doctors' offices that can be linked to increases, even small ones, in the average daily temperature.

Their research suggests that both adults and children could be at a higher risk for the painful condition as the world warms.

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