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 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. 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. 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. Follow Health24 on Twitter » Here's how this SA plant could cure your bladder infection What else we do on the loo 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. 100 minute old baby Teddy becomes UK's youngest organ donor Baby Teddy Houlston lived for less than two hours but achieved a miracle by becoming the UK's youngest ever organ donor – and saving the life of another person! Drinking water helps prevent kidney stones Researchers found that drinking eight or more glasses of water per day significantly reduces the risk of kidney stones. The dark world of internet kidney trafficking One man says he was so desperate to save his car from being repossessed that he turned to the black market online to sell his kidney. Health24 investigates. 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. Woman's appeal for kidney donor on car window pays off A stranger has stepped forward to donate his kidney to a woman who placed an appeal for a donor in the rear window of her car. Awareness needed to fight deadly kidney disease 12 March is World Kidney Day and a Stellenbosch University kidney expert is encouraging people to get tested for chronic kidney disease (CKD). load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Salomon introduces Speedcross 4 Painmaster Microcurrent Therapy provides drug-free pain relief Update on Equazen acquisition by Flordis South Africa 2016 When lice just keep coming back!