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A common concern for parents of first-timers is their ability to negotiate the school toilets.
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.
Kate Winslet includes herself in the one in three statistic, recently announcing it somewhat publicly last month on the Graham Norton Show.
Recipients of the Australian Bladder Foundation grants were announced at last month's AGM.
A recent study has found an association between increased body mass index (BMI) and the incidence of prolapse in women one year after childbirth.
A recent US study suggests overactive bladder increases the risk of falls in the older population by as much as 40 per cent.
Joe Roberts was born 10 years ago with profound disabilities as the result of a mild virus his mother, Jodie, contracted while pregnant. Her remarkable strength and leadership since his birth have earned her the 2015 Continence Foundation’s Carer of the Year award.
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.
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Last Updated: Tue 19, Apr 2022
Last Reviewed: Tue 17, Mar 2020