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What Is Causing the Kidney Stone Epidemic?

io9: The number of people suffering from kidney stones has grown over the past thirty years, and a new study shows it's likely to get worse. Here's why. Pediatric urologist Gregory Tasian and his team analyzed over 60,000 medical records of people with kidney stones in major cities throughout the U.S. What they found was that people were more likely to develop the painful calcium deposits (pictured above) in their kidneys when average temperatures rose over 50 degrees. In fact, many cases of kidney...