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We Don’t Know Whether Roller Coasters Cure Kidney Stones

There was big news in the field of kidney stone research last week, as anyone who scans the internet would know. “Research Finds Thrilling Cure for Kidney Stones: Roller Coasters,” declared NBC News. “How a Roller Coaster Can Help You Pass a Kidney Stone,” explained Gizmodo. “Little Kidney Stone? Ride a Roller Coaster, Says Study,” reported CNN. “Passing a Kidney Stone Can Be a Real Roller Coaster Ride,” wrote Slate’s own Phil Plait.
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