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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...

National Conference on Incontinence Scholarship Program

Tue 04, Aug 2015
Applications for rural and remote registered nurses and physiotherapists to attend the national conference are now open more...

Are tradies at risk of incontinence?

Sat 01, Aug 2015
August is Tradies National Health Month. While we all know that heavy lifting and being overweight can compromise men’s backs, we may not be as aware of the impact they can have on incontinence. more...

Conference winners announced!

Fri 31, Jul 2015
With many outstanding entries received, the winners of the 2015 World Continence Week Promotion Competition have been announced. more...

Carer of the Year, 2015

Thu 23, Jul 2015
The Carer of the Year award is one small way you can offer recognition and a financial boost to an at-home carer you know. more...

Australian Bladder Foundation Grants open

Thu 16, Jul 2015
Health professional members of the Continence Foundation of Australia are invited to apply for an Australia Bladder Foundation (ABF) research grant of between $5000 and $20,000. more...

Win FREE registration to the National Conference on Incontinence

Tue 07, Jul 2015
Applications closing soon for the World Continence Week promotion competition. Win free registration and return economy airfare. more...

Launch of Carers Count initiative

Thu 25, Jun 2015
Continence Foundation launches new project for family and friend carers more...

Possible bacteria link to urge urinary incontinence

Wed 17, Jun 2015
A study last year at Loyola University Chicago has found that bacteria present in urine may be the cause of urge urinary incontinence.

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Men's Health Week

Wed 10, Jun 2015
June 15 - 19 is Men's Health Week. While we all know the impact heavy lifting and overweight can have on men’s backs, we may not be as well aware of the impact on their bladder and bowel control. more...

Bridge Winter 2015 now available

Tue 09, Jun 2015
Order your free copy of Bridge Winter 2015 now more...

Next Bridge coming soon

Wed 06, May 2015
The Winter 2015 edition of Bridge will be out during the first week of June, so keep an eye out. If you haven't subscribed yet, it's not too late. more...

Children and incontinence

Tue 31, Mar 2015
Listen to a special podcast on children and incontinence featuring Dr Janet Chase. more...

Coeliac Awareness Week.

Tue 17, Mar 2015
It's Coeliac Awareness Week from March 13 - 20. As well as gluten, intolerances to carbohydrates, complex sugars and food proteins can cause bowel dysfunction in children, as Brisbane Royal Children’s Hospital paediatric gastroenterologist Dr Frances Connor explains. more...

When Easter eggs and kids don't mix

Thu 12, Mar 2015
With Easter coming up, now is the perfect time to remind parents of the potential impact of too many carbohydrates and sugars on some children's bowels. more...

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