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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. more...

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. more...

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. more...

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. more...

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. more...

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. more...

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. more...

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. more...

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. more...

2013 ANZCJ journals are available for download

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

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. more...

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 more...

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. more...

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. more...

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. more...

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. more...

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. more...

One in three women who’ve had a baby, including Kate Winslet, has incontinence.

Thu 17, Dec 2015
Kate Winslet includes herself in the one in three statistic, recently announcing it somewhat publicly last month on the Graham Norton Show. more...

Six Australian Bladder Foundation grants announced

Wed 09, Dec 2015
Recipients of the Australian Bladder Foundation grants were announced at last month's AGM. more...

International Day of People with Disability

Thu 03, Dec 2015
November 3 is International Day of People with Disability. The story of 2015 Carer of the Year, Jodie Roberts, reminds us why we need to keep breaking down barriers, opening doors, and creating an inclusive society for all. more...

New beginnings for Foundation

Tue 01, Dec 2015
After 13 years at the helm of the Continence Foundation of Australia, Barry Cahill has decided to stand down from his position as chief executive officer. more...

Summer 2015 Bridge out soon.

Thu 19, Nov 2015
Look out for the summer 2015 edition of Bridge, which will arrive in letter boxes and email in-boxes the first week of December. more...

World Diabetes Day, November 14

Thu 05, Nov 2015
This year’s theme for World Diabetes Day on November 14, Healthy Eating, aligns perfectly with the key messages of the Continence Foundation of Australia. more...

Increased BMI one year after childbirth linked to prolapse

Thu 29, Oct 2015
A recent study has found an association between increased body mass index (BMI) and the incidence of prolapse in women one year after childbirth. more...

Overactive bladder - a falls risk

Wed 21, Oct 2015
A recent US study suggests overactive bladder increases the risk of falls in the older population by as much as 40 per cent. more...

National Conference on Incontinence scholarship winners announced.

Wed 14, Oct 2015
The 10 winners of the National Conference on Incontinence scholarships have been announced. more...

Exercise stops men getting up at night - study suggests

Wed 30, Sep 2015
Just one hour of physical activity per week can significantly reduce the likelihood of nocturia in men, according to a recent Loyola University study. more...

Learn to do pelvic floor exercise with video

Tue 22, Sep 2015
Half the women who've tried to learn pelvic floor exercises from a brochure get it wrong. more...

Community Health Grants 2015/2016

Tue 01, Sep 2015
Individual community health organisations can apply for a total of $1,500 under this one-off grants program. more...

The care factor - kids with special needs

Wed 19, Aug 2015
Parents of children with disabilities make up a large proportion of the 2.7 million unpaid carers across Australia. more...

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