Countries target pesticides as suspected link to rare kidney disease

By Sasha Chavkin

Governments from El Salvador to Sri Lanka explore the role of pesticides in a malady killing laborers, as other scientists eye heat stress.

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"… Meanwhile, in India, new research from Harvard University and the state of Andhra Pradesh found local drinking water to be contaminated with high levels of silica …"

"… yasumana said. Perhaps the most striking new clues come from the state of Andhra Pradesh in eastern India. Preliminary findings by a research team from Harvard Un …"

"… . Preliminary findings by a research team from Harvard University and the Andhra Pradesh state government showed that groundwater in affected villages contained th …"

In India, verdant terrain conceals clues to a fatal kidney disease

By Sasha Chavkin

How a rare kidney disease is killing laborers and vexing researchers in three countries.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Harvard":

"… lsewhere in the district, according to unpublished results from a study by Harvard Medical School.As the death toll mounts, the seemingly idyllic region has …"

"… nal role in the fields, both sexes are affected almost equally, teams from Harvard and Stony Brook University found. Farmers of several different types of cr …"

"… r both, is responsible for this,” said Dr. Ajay Singh, a nephrologist at Harvard Medical School and the co-leader of the Harvard study.The research has yet …"

"… y Singh, a nephrologist at Harvard Medical School and the co-leader of the Harvard study.The research has yet to offer definitive answers. Not a single study …"

As kidney disease kills thousands across continents, scientists scramble for answers

By Sasha Chavkin

How a rare kidney disease is killing laborers and vexing researchers in three countries.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Harvard":

"… tween these different outbreaks,” said Dr. Ajay Singh, a nephrologist at Harvard Medical School who is leading a study of the epidemic in India. “Our pre …"

"… outbreaks — but highly concentrated. Unpublished results from a study by Harvard Medical School found that 37% of the population in the hardest hit village …"

"… women roughly equally, according to separate findings by researchers from Harvard and Stony Brook University. The gender equality and geographic concentrati …"

"… is seemed to be an exposure to the community as a whole,” said Singh, of Harvard. Dr. Ravi Raju Tatapudi, a leading nephrologist in Andhra Pradesh and the …"

A toxic embrace

By Murali Krishnan and Shantanu Guha Ray

India’s wide use of asbestos brings dire warnings

Excerpts from this story referencing "Andhra Pradesh":

"… tos is considered an essential ingredient of growth. In India’s southern Andhra Pradesh state, a pro-asbestos agenda is being pushed by one of its MPs, Gaddam Viv …"

India

By Sheetal Doshi

India's central HIV/AIDS agency, there have been 124,995 officially reported cases of AIDS from 1986 to August 2006

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"… of HIV/AIDS are in two southern states: 52,036 in Tamil Nadu and 15,099 in Andhra Pradesh. In fact, those two states, along with the southern state of Karnataka and …"