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Incontinence – a reality check

Thu 02, Jun 2016
Incontinence: a smelly and embarrassing problem frequently experienced by your elderly grandmother, right? Well, no actually.

Arthritis and its impact on incontinence

Thu 26, May 2016
It's Arthritis Awareness Week May 29-June 4. Some of the measures taken by people with arthritis to avoid urinary leakage, may in fact be exacerbating their incontinence.

Are you exercising right?

Thu 19, May 2016
It's Exercise Right Week May 23-27, and a timely reminder about why we need to protect our pelvic floor when exercising.

Burmese and Japanese language fact sheets added to CFA resources

Tue 17, May 2016
Burmese and Japanese language fact sheets on incontinence are available on CFA website

How much should you drink?

Thu 12, May 2016
Kidney Health Week is coming up (May 22-28), which is an ideal time to reinforce the Continence Foundation's and Kidney Health Australia's position on how much we should drink each day.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

2013 ANZCJ journals are available for download

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Six Australian Bladder Foundation grants announced

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Children and incontinence

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

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.

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?

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