Excerpts from this story referencing "National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health":
"… n put the patient at risk, according to the American Lung Association, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the Labor Department, a paper published by the American Thor …"
Excerpts from this story referencing "chronic kidney disease":
"… al Consortium of Investigative Journalists has examined how a rare type of chronic kidney disease, CKD, is afflicting agricultural workers along Central America’s Pa …"
Excerpts from this story referencing "Nicaragua":
"… ounts, the seemingly idyllic region has become stigmatized. In contrast to Nicaragua’s “Island of the Widows,” which is named for the alarming rate of ch …"
Excerpts from this story referencing "India":
"… cept a kidney donation that offers his only chance of survival.In Uddanam, India, a reed-thin farmer named Laxmi Narayna prepares for the grueling two-day …"
"… cting thousands of people in rural, agricultural communities in Sri Lanka, India and Central America. The struggle to identify its causes is baffling resea …"
"… n cause, though other sources put the number more than double that. In the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, more than 1,500 have been treated for the ailmen …"
"… logist at Harvard Medical School who is leading a study of the epidemic in India. “Our premise should be to first look for common causes.”The response …"
Excerpts from this story referencing "pain":
"… e factors being tested include pesticide exposure, heat stress, overuse of pain medication, and consumption of home-brewed and potentially tainted alcohol …"
Excerpts from this story referencing "Costa Rica":
"… second leading cause of death for men. In the province of Guanacaste, Costa Rica, the regional hospital had to start a home dialysis program because it was …"
"… ticides and pesticides.” Another study of kidney patients from northern Costa Rica — again from a sweltering, low-lying region near the Pacific Coast — d …"
"… ng men, between the ages of 20 and 40 years,” wrote Dr. Manuel Cerdas of Costa Rica in the journal Kidney International. “The most interesting feature of th …"
Excerpts from this story referencing "kidney disease":
"… pidemic’s death toll in the region. …"
"… artly because the lack of a distinct category for the epidemic resulted in kidney disease deaths being classified in different ways. It is also because prior to 200 …"
"… cade, while those caused by CKD skyrocketed.Also, WHO data show that while kidney disease grew among women in the four Central American countries used for analysis, …"