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Cause of chronic kidney disease in several countries is still a mystery that kills thousands

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As kidney disease kills thousands across continents, scientists scramble for answers A mysterious form of chronic kidney disease — CKD — is afflicting thousands of people in rural, agricultural communities in Sri Lanka, India and Central America. The struggle to identify its causes is baffling researchers across multiple continents and posing a lethal puzzle worthy…

Toxic effects from herb should raise caution for all traditional remedies

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Herbal ‘remedy’ may trigger widespread kidney failure – USATODAY.com. Kidney stones. Snakebites. Head wounds. To the ancients, a weed called birthwort was a wonder drug that treated them all, and more. Medical detectives, however, are finding that the ancient remedy likely has caused centuries of kidney failure and cancer, as well as being the culprit…