Home > Medical > Kidney and bladder health > News News All sections in Kidney and bladder » About Kidney & Bladder » FAQs » Living with Kidney Problems » Medical Treatment » Kidney & Bladder News » Normal Kidney Function » Renal Nutrition » Kidney Failure Can you smell asparagus in your urine? A recent study found that 40 percent of participants could smell asparagus in their urine after consuming and digesting the green stalks. The rest said that they could not. Walking may benefit dialysis patients Italian researchers concluded that a simple programme that includes a few minutes of walking a day can be greatly beneficial to kidney dialysis patients. Hepatitis C-infected kidneys for desperate transplant patients Pilot studies are underway to test transplanting kidneys from deceased donors with hepatitis C into recipients who don't already have that virus. Follow Health24 on Twitter » Here's how this SA plant could cure your bladder infection What else we do on the loo Study finds cranberries ineffective against urinary infections A new study concluded that health care providers who encourage the use of cranberry products for urinary infections are 'doing their patients a disservice'. Obesity increases young adults' risk of kidney disease Albuminuria, a sign that the kidneys are not functioning normally, puts one at increased risk for chronic kidney disease. Can cranberry juice cure urinary tract infections? The active ingredient in cranberry juice, believed to cure urinary tract infections, is apparently long gone by the time it reaches your bladder. A high sodium diet worsens kidney and heart disease A diet high in sodium and potassium can accelerate the progression of chronic kidney and heart disease. Indian police arrest doctors for organ trade A chronic shortage of kidneys available for transplant in India is fuelling black market trade in these organs. New therapy may decrease rejection of transplanted kidneys Nearly 1 in 3 patients who needs a kidney transplant is especially hard to match, but desensitisation therapy may decrease rejection of 'unsuitable' organs. South African returns from the US for life-saving surgery A Midrand doctor removed the largest kidney tumour in the history of medicine in a record-breaking operation. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Sun protection for all children Understanding your sunscreen The science behind cosmeceuticals Do you know these 5 facts about skincare?