A novel way treat kidney stones

US researchers may have discovered a novel way to treat kidney stones - the roller coaster.

It seems the steep vertical drops and ultra-sharp turns may facilitate the passage of small kidney stones. Sitting in the back of the carriage achieves the best results and loop-the-loops are optional, they say.

However, doctors should consider “renal calculi location and size as well as medical history” before prescribing the treatment, caution the researchers from Michigan State University.

Their published work follows several reports of

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