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 Marathon running may cause short-term kidney injury Luckily recovery is quick, usually within a day or two, according to researchers. 5 diseases linked to your kidneys Several diseases are linked to the kidneys, and this World Kidney Day the focus is specifically on obesity. More than 90% of kids surviving kidney transplants Previously children with end-stage kidney disease had poor survival rates after transplant. There has however been great progress and now the patient survival rate is almost 100%. Follow Health24 on Twitter » Here's how this SA plant could cure your bladder infection What else we do on the loo Better safety measures may reduce catheter infections Hospitals that adopt new procedures to improve catheter safety may reap the benefits of fewer infections and greater health care savings, a new study finds. 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. 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'. 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. 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. 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. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal voucher! Constipation in women SA's old diesel vehicles continue to fuel allergies Complete our allergy survey and stand a chance to win R 1000!