For years, mysterious epidemics of kidney disease have been simmering within agricultural hotspots in the developing world, from tropical El Salvador to the South Asian highlands of Sri Lanka and I

A programme will be launched to provide treated water for villagers in kidney disease prone areas in the North Central Province. The water supply will be confined to drinking and cooking.

Few issues in Delhi whip people into as much of a frenzy as Jindal's Okhla-based waste-to-energy plant.

Serum levels of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) have been associated with decreased renal function in cross-sectional analyses, but the direction of the association is unclear. The researchers examined the association of measured and model-predicted serum PFOA concentrations with estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), a marker of kidney function, in a highly exposed population (median serum PFOA, 28.3 ng/mL).

The report by the WHO titled Investigation and Evaluation of ‘Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Aetiology in Sri Lanka’ prepared for the Ministry of Health, a new form of chronic kidney disease, which cannot be attributed to diabetes mellitus, hypertension, primary glomerular nephritis or other known etiologies has emerged in the North Central r

Chief of Sri Lanka's North Central Province Renal Diseases Prevention Unit Asanga Ranasinghe says that a programme is underway to map the renal diseases and patients using GPS technology.

In Sri Lanka, the quality of drinking water is at the base of all theories linked with Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Etiology (CKDue). In many studies, trace metals (especially arsenic) in the environment have been identified as a major geoenvironmental factor contributing to the etiology of renal damage.

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Changmey health assistant Karma Wangdi has an old patient of his to see in the evening.

Easy access to agro-chemicals in Sri Lanka blamed for public health scare.