Twinkle, Twinkle Kidney Stone: With a Push You Could Be Gone, National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) Study  
2/1/2012 7:35:35 AM

Just the mention of kidney stones can cause a person to cringe. They are often painful and sometimes difficult to remove, and 10 percent of the population will suffer from them. In space, the risk of developing kidney stones is exacerbated due to environmental conditions. The health risk is compounded by the fact that resource limitations and distance from Earth could restrict treatment options.