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Bladder Botox: a life-changing treatment

Mon 11, Sep 2017
After ten years of sleepless nights and embarrassing bladder accidents, Michelle who lives with Multiple Sclerosis found a life changing treatment – Botox. She speaks to Jodie Harrison.

Sydney to host world continence experts

Tue 15, Aug 2017
Continence Foundation of Australia is bringing renowned leaders in bladder, bowel and pelvic floor dysfunction, treatment and scientific advancements to the 26th National Conference.

Your guide to UTIs

Fri 21, Jul 2017
Are UTIs (urinary tract infections) just part of being a woman? Something we have to put up with? By the time they turn 24 years of age, one in three women will have had a UTI, and they affect more than 50% of all women during their lifetime.

Bladder leakage no joke: new health data

Mon 19, Jun 2017
As part of World Continence Week, new data shows the alarming rate that women laugh off bladder leakage.

Incontinence: No laughing matter

Tue 13, Jun 2017
It’s World Continence Week June 19 -25, and Australians are being urged to take the matter of incontinence seriously, particularly in light of disturbing new data that suggests the majority of women affected simply laugh it off.

Men in control… of bladder, bowel and erectile function

Fri 09, Jun 2017
As part of Men's Health Week (12-18 June), the Continence Foundation is reminding men of the importance of adopting healthier lifestyles to improve bladder, bowel and erectile function.

Put your pelvic floor first... and stay in control

Wed 24, May 2017
This disturbing account of the “fall-out” two women experienced after embarking on a strenuous exercise program at a regional gymnasium is a timely reminder why women and fitness professionals need to be made aware of pelvic floor-safe exercising.

Research shows PMFT as effective as drugs for LUTS

Thu 27, Apr 2017
A recent study reveals that pelvic floor muscle training can provide the same benefits as drugs for lower urinary tract symptoms

Too much salt can get you up at night

Thu 20, Apr 2017
A recent Japanese study suggests that the amount of salt in our diet may affect how often we need to get up overnight to urinate.

Unseen symptoms of Parkinson's the most distressing

Wed 12, Apr 2017
It’s World Parkinson’s Day on April 11. While the external symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease may be immediately apparent, it is the unseen symptoms that can cause the most distress.

Treat incontinence in children early, research reveals.

Thu 30, Mar 2017
Young children who wet themselves both during the day and at night are more likely to have bladder and bowel problems as adolescents if left untreated, new research reveals.

Autumn 2017 edition of Bridge out

Thu 23, Mar 2017
The most recent edition of Bridge is out now. Check it out.

Pelvicfloor safe app now able to be viewed online.

Thu 02, Mar 2017
You don't need a smart phone to access our pelvicfloor safe app, because it's now available to view online.

Autumn 2017 edition of Bridge out soon

Thu 16, Feb 2017
Look out for the autumn 2017 edition of Bridge, which will be out soon.

Healthy Weight Week, February 13-19

Thu 09, Feb 2017
As if you didn't have enough reasons to lose weight. Well here's another - stress incontinence!

Your five-year-old's off to school, but still wets the bed?

Thu 19, Jan 2017
The National Continence Helpline is fielding hundreds of calls from panicked parents asking for help about their child’s bedwetting and occasional daytime “accidents”.

Don't drink too much this summer (water, that is)!

Thu 22, Dec 2016
Women’s magazines would have you believe that drinking two to three litres of water a day is the elixir of youth and good health.

2016 a productive year at the Continence Foundation

Wed 21, Dec 2016
2016 has been another productive and positive year, with the organisation continuing to extend its reach among the Australian population and members of the continence and wider health industry.

Winners of the 2016 Australian Bladder Foundation grants

Thu 08, Dec 2016
The winners of the 2016 Australian Bladder Foundation grants are...

Moira Turnbull: Carer of the Year

Thu 08, Dec 2016
Glenn Turnbull contracted encephalitis as a toddler, which left him severely disabled. His mother, Moira, who has been caring for him ever since, was recently awarded the Continence Foundation of Australia’s 2016 Carer of the Year. Moira shares her story with Maria Whitmore.

Paralympians inspire: inside and outside the sporting arena

Thu 08, Dec 2016
Keren Faulkner, physical therapies manager at the London and Rio Paralympic Games, speaks to Maria Whitmore about the Paralympians’ extraordinary determination, not only in the sporting arena, but in the management of their disabilities.

Q&A Pelvic Pain

Thu 08, Dec 2016
Physiotherapists Shan Morrison and Patricia Neumann answer these common questions about pelvic pain.

Toilet training children with special needs

Thu 08, Dec 2016
Adelaide-based occupational therapist and toilet training consultant Debbie Atkins provides tips for toilet training children and young people with a developmental disability.

Jack Tyrrell: the blind leading

Fri 02, Dec 2016
Jack Tyrrell, who helped launch the new initiatives, tells Maria Whitmore how losing his sight five years ago made him an advocate for better access to information, and forged a new career path.

Factor toilet stops in to your road trips.

Thu 01, Dec 2016
Planning your holidays? Make sure you factor in toilet locations, using the National Toilet Map, when you're on the road.

Summer edition of Bridge out soon

Thu 24, Nov 2016
Look out for the summer edition of Bridge, the Continence Foundation's consumer magazine, which will be in letter boxes and email inboxes soon.

25th National Conference on Incontinence a success

Thu 17, Nov 2016
Hundreds of continence health clinicians have returned from this month's 25th National Conference on Incontinence better equipped to treat their patients with incontinence issues.

Perinatal depression and anxiety awareness week Nov 13-19

Wed 09, Nov 2016
There is considerable research linking incontinence to depression, including postnatal depression, which affects one in seven new mothers.

November's all about men's health, so what's BPH anyway?

Thu 27, Oct 2016
It's either benign prostatic hyperplasia or benign prostatic hypertropy, and both will cause constriction of the urinary tract.

Osteoporosis and incontinence - a double-whammy for fractures

Thu 13, Oct 2016
Research has been telling us for years that women with osteoporosis are at greater risk of incontinence. We also know that incontinence, particularly urge incontinence, increases a person’s risk of falling over. This osteoarthritis-incontinence double whammy puts people – particularly older women - at a greater risk of bone fractures compared to the rest of the population.

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