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Diabetes Awareness

Thu 21, Jul 2016
Someone in Australia is diagnosed with diabetes every five minutes, and there are more than 4,400 amputations every year as a result of diabetes.

Sleep awareness week, July 4-10

Mon 04, Jul 2016
The Sleep Health Foundation warns not to ignore sleep disorders, of which nocturia is one.

Easy English fact sheets now available for download

Thu 30, Jun 2016
Easy English fact sheets for people who have difficulty reading mainstream texts are now available for download.

World Continence Week buzz

Thu 23, Jun 2016
It's World Continence Week and news about our members' health promotion events around the country is coming in daily.

Winner of the new continence helpline video survey draw announced

Thu 23, Jun 2016
We're pleased to announce the winner of the continence helpline video survey draw

Lifting the lid on bladder and bowel health

Fri 17, Jun 2016
New research shows that more than three quarters of Australians experiencing bladder leakage prefer to put up with the embarrassing problem than seek professional help, despite the fact most cases can be prevented, cured or better managed.

International Men's Health Week, June 13-19

Thu 09, Jun 2016
The prospect of an earlier death from preventable diseases compared to women has yet to convince some men to adopt healthier lifestyles. Perhaps the prospect of erectile problems, along with bladder and bowel consequences, might provide some motivation.

Bridge Winter 2016 now available

Fri 03, Jun 2016
Bridge Winter 2016 edition is out now!

Incontinence – a reality check

Thu 02, Jun 2016
Incontinence: a smelly and embarrassing problem frequently experienced by your elderly grandmother, right? Well, no actually.

Arthritis and its impact on incontinence

Thu 26, May 2016
It's Arthritis Awareness Week May 29-June 4. Some of the measures taken by people with arthritis to avoid urinary leakage, may in fact be exacerbating their incontinence.

Are you exercising right?

Thu 19, May 2016
It's Exercise Right Week May 23-27, and a timely reminder about why we need to protect our pelvic floor when exercising.

Burmese and Japanese language fact sheets added to CFA resources

Tue 17, May 2016
Burmese and Japanese language fact sheets on incontinence are available on CFA website

How much should you drink?

Thu 12, May 2016
Kidney Health Week is coming up (May 22-28), which is an ideal time to reinforce the Continence Foundation's and Kidney Health Australia's position on how much we should drink each day.

World Asthma Day May 3

Thu 05, May 2016
May 3 is World Asthma Day. Even though Asthma is a condition affecting the respiratory system, it can often have other impacts that aren’t quite as obvious.

Nocturia - a wake up call

Thu 28, Apr 2016
Nocturia, or waking up at night more than twice, is often considered trivial. However, its cost to individuals and society is considerable.

Carer of the Year nominations open

Thu 21, Apr 2016
Nominations for the 2016 Carer of the Year are now open. By nominating a carer, you are acknowledging the extraordinary sacrifices and contribution they make to our society.

Improving access to continence information

Thu 14, Apr 2016
During World Continence Week (June 20-26), a major focus will be on improving access to information for the one in five Australians living with disability.

Parkinson's: the hidden symptoms the most difficult

Wed 06, Apr 2016
It’s World Parkinson’s Day on April 11. While the external symptoms of Parkinson’s may be immediately apparent, it is the unseen symptoms that can cause the most distress.

World Autism Awareness Day, April 2

Thu 31, Mar 2016
Autism is often associated with faecal soiling. Read how a teenager's soiling stopped unexpectedly after receiving therapy for another matter.

Australian Bladder Foundation research grants round is now open

Thu 24, Mar 2016
Health professional members of the Continence Foundation of Australia can apply for an Australian Bladder Foundation research grant of between $5000 and $20,000.

Study encouraging for women with osteoporosis and incontinence

Thu 17, Mar 2016
Menopausal women with osteoporosis are at a higher risk of incontinence compared to menopausal women with healthy bones. Recent research at the University of Montreal has found pelvic floor muscle exercises can produce dramatic improvements for these women.

World-wide survey for people with OAB

Thu 10, Mar 2016
If you have an overactive bladder (OAB), or if you're a health professional working with patients with OAB, you can help improve care for others similarly affected.

2013 ANZCJ journals are available for download

Tue 01, Mar 2016
Download your copy of the 2013 editions of the ANZCJ journals

The downside of sit-ups

Thu 25, Feb 2016
A recent study, by Curtin University’s School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science found that sit-ups could be bad for the pelvic floor.

How women sabotage their pelvic health

Wed 17, Feb 2016
Women go to great lengths to keep their hearts and bodies in shape, but the one critical area of their body responsible for keeping them continent – particularly as they become older - is often overlooked and, in many cases, sabotaged

New website to keep older people healthy while in hospital

Tue 16, Feb 2016
Older people in hospital is a new web-based resource providing clinicians with evidence based information and simple strategies to minimise the risk of functional decline for older people in hospital.

Autumn, 2016, Bridge out soon!

Wed 10, Feb 2016
The next edition of Bridge, out in two weeks, features some remarkable stories about some inspiring people.

School toilets for a first-timer

Thu 28, Jan 2016
A common concern for parents of first-timers is their ability to negotiate the school toilets.

Taking the stress out of sleeepovers

Wed 13, Jan 2016
For some children, the thought of an overnight sleepover can be the cause of much anxiety. Child psychologist Chris Hardwick offers some practical suggestions for parents.

Body bounce-back pressure on new mums unrealistic

Thu 07, Jan 2016
The pressure for new mums to get back to their pre-baby shape fast is unrealistic and potentially harmful.

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