Category Archives: Kidney Problems

Banning Glyphosate – Shooting The Sentinel To Save The Weeds?

  A news item states that the Task-force on Kidney Disease of unknown origin (CKDU) has got the government to ban, a harmless herbicide, in agricultural provinces like Polonnaruwa, Anuradhapura and Badulla.   “Doing something” about CKDU  has become a  political  necessity. But  … Continue reading

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Mysterious Kidney Disease Slays Farmworkers In Central America

Manuel Antonio Tejarino used to be a lean, fit field hand. During the sugar cane harvest, he’d swing a machete for hours, hacking at the thick, towering stalks. Now Tejarino is slumped in a faded, cloth deck chair outside his sister’s … Continue reading

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Draining brain to solve a kidney issue

CKDu seems to be a complex problem, but scientists opine that solutions will be simple if people are educated A cross-section of the nation’s scientists gathered at Galadari Hotel, Colombo, on December 10 (Tuesday), to discuss Chronic Kidney Disease of … Continue reading

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