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Media release: Incontinence is an issue too big to ignore

Mon 17, Jun 2013

To help promote World Continence Week the Continence Foundation of Australia has created a media release, which can be forwarded to your local media outlet.

Incontinence takes mental toll on younger women

Wed 19, Jun 2013

New research from the University of Adelaide shows middle-aged women are more likely to suffer depression as the result of a common medical problem they find too embarrassing to talk about: urinary incontinence.

Incontinence costs $1.6 billion

Fri 21, Jun 2013

Incontinence can have a substantial impact on wellbeing, social and workforce participation, and the relationships between those affected and their carers, a new report has shown.

Tightening the plumbing

Thu 13, Mar 2014
A Sydney physiotherapist takes a critical look at the conventional pelvic floor training regime for men post-prostate surgery.

Patients with overactive bladders needed

Tue 18, Mar 2014
Are you an adult with an overactive bladder? An international study trialling a new drug is recruiting now.

Don’t let asthma put a dampener on things

Thu 24, Apr 2014
Even though asthma is a condition affecting the respiratory system, it often contributes to the risk of bladder leakage.

When the pelvic floor can take no more

Tue 10, Jun 2014
The consequences of ignoring the pelvic floor when exercising can be traumatic and dramatic, as Mildura continence nurse Katherine Modoo discovered.

Keeping mum about incontinence

Wed 18, Jun 2014
Out-dated attitudes, such as accepting incontinence after childbirth as normal, are alive and well, even among the most educated in the community.

School toilets under the microscope

Thu 24, Jul 2014
If your child rush to the toilet as soon as they get home from school, perhaps their school toilet experience isn’t a particularly good one.

Weak bones, weak bladders

Tue 05, Aug 2014
More and more research is showing that incontinence and osteoporosis are closely linked, which has significant lifestyle implications for women approaching middle age and older.

Radio National's program on adolescent bedwetting

Thu 07, Aug 2014
A Radio National program hosted by Natasha Mitchell earlier this week brought the issue of bedwetting among adolescents into the open.

Continence inspires confidence

Thu 21, Aug 2014
The Continence Foundation of Australia echoes the messages about confidence being promoted by Jean Hailes during Women's Health Week next week.

Incontinence linked to depression

Thu 04, Sep 2014
With RUOK Week (Sept 8 – 12) upon us, young women need to be made aware that incontinence puts them at a higher risk of depression.

Bladder and bowel dysfunction in the pre and post natal periods

Tue 23, Sep 2014
More than one third of Australian women may be affected by some form of urinary incontinence (UI). Participate in this new online module and refresh your understanding of the best assessment methods and first-line treatment strategies for the management of this condition.

The nuts and bolts of prostatectomy

Thu 06, Nov 2014
A diagnosis of prostate cancer may be an opportunity for men to invest in their long-term health. Men's specialist physiotherapist Jo Milios explains.

Bed wetting - sleepover stress-busters

Tue 16, Dec 2014
For some children, the thought of an overnight sleepover can be the cause of so much anxiety, they avoid them altogether.

How much water should we drink?

Thu 08, Jan 2015
We often hear recommendations about how much water we should drink. But there’s just one simple rule that all health authorities agree on; drink to satisfy your thirst – no more, no less.

Toilet training - it's all in the timing

Wed 21, Jan 2015
Even though the weather is perfect for toilet training, timing when you toddler sits on the potty is just as important.

School toilets for a first-timer

Thu 05, Feb 2015
Lifelong behaviours and attitudes begin early, which is why so many schools have signed up for Toilet Tactics. Has your school?

Kids holding on: it's not on!

Wed 04, Mar 2015
When stories about teachers punishing children for taking toilet breaks in class time come up in the news media, it’s an opportunity for teachers and school communities to be reminded of the critical role they play in shaping children’s bladder and bowel health, as well as their mental health.

Children and incontinence

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Six Australian Bladder Foundation grants announced

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

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.

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.

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.

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