Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Heat it up and you'll have kidney stone!

Good grief, I thought it was a joke, may be from the Onion or somethings like that.

But oh no, no, nada, it was definitely not a joke. It is serious business, it is in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences!

It is about kidney stone. According to Wikipedia, "kidney stones can be due to underlying metabolic conditions, such as renal tubular acidosis, Dent's disease and medullary sponge kidney." And "there has been some evidence that water fluoridation may increase the risk of kidney stone formation."

But that's all meaningless. No, no, no, no, . . . , no. The media of the whole wide world are reporting the real cause of it. It is serious business of global warming again. Just read these headlines:
Got kidney stones? Blame global warming, study says. Houston Chronicle. July 14, 2008.
Study: global warming may increase kidney stones. Seattle Times. July 15, 2008.
Global warming to spark rise in kidney stone cases, study says. Chicago Tribune. July 15, 2008.
Does global warming mean more kidney stones? U.S. News & World Report. July 15, 2008.
Global warming may lead to more kidney stones, Researchers say. Bloomberg.com. July 15, 2008.
Global warming may raise kidney stone cases: study. Reuters, U.K. July 14, 2008.
Climate pain ahead for folk in the 'kidney stone belt'. New Scientist. July 14, 2008.
These are just a small portion of tens of the news headlines around the world in the last two days. I am just tired typing them in here. The basic idea of what all they reporting is simply this:
People will develop more kidney stones in a hotter climate, because the heat tends to make us dehydrated and that causes the stones to form, two Texas urologists say.
as reported by Tom Spears in the Gazette today. That's it! Hot weather makes you dehydrate, so kidney will form. How profound! What an impressive scientific accomplishment.

That's again part of the global warming disaster caused by you. Yes, you, you are the guilt part, if you are a believer of this new religious mumble jumble.

Hey, even if that is the case, then just drink water, lots of water, will very easily to clear it all up. What's the big deal?!

Well, the big deal is because it is a paper just published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Who the heck are you that question the holy brilliance of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences?!?

Richard Feynman was once elected a member of this National Academy of Sciences. But he later decided that he had to resign from it. Now I know why. If this kidney stone paper in the NAS Proceedings can make such a hoopla among the world media, what implication can we draw about the state of our science, media, and our elite scientist? God have mercy!

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