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Just one hour of physical activity per week can significantly reduce the likelihood of nocturia in men, according to a recent Loyola University study.
Parents of children with disabilities make up a large proportion of the 2.7 million unpaid carers across Australia.
A study last year at Loyola University Chicago has found that bacteria present in urine may be the cause of urge urinary incontinence.
The lower urinary tract (LUT) is controlled by the nervous system (central and peripheral). Therefore damage to the nervous system by illness or trauma may result in disturbance of LUT function, including incontinence.
Gabrielle Fakhri has been caring for her son Simon, for 42 years. She gave this touching account of life as Simon’s carer at the launch of the Carers count special project during World Continence Week.
Listen to a special podcast on children and incontinence featuring Dr Janet Chase.
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.
Lifelong behaviours and attitudes begin early, which is why so many schools have signed up for Toilet Tactics. Has your school?
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Continence Foundation of Australia echoes the messages about confidence being promoted by Jean Hailes during Women's Health Week next week.
A Radio National program hosted by Natasha Mitchell earlier this week brought the issue of bedwetting among adolescents into the open.
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.
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.
Pregnant women and young mums are ignoring their pelvic floor health, despite almost three out of four experiencing urinary leakage, new research has found.
Out-dated attitudes, such as accepting incontinence after childbirth as normal, are alive and well, even among the most educated in the community.
The consequences of ignoring the pelvic floor when exercising can be traumatic and dramatic, as Mildura continence nurse Katherine Modoo discovered.
Gerard* was cleaning up about 25 of his mother’s faecal incontinence accidents each year until he spoke with continence nurse Lisa from the National Continence Helpline.
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Last Updated: Sun 17, May 2020
Last Reviewed: Mon 30, Mar 2020