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FDA Approves OTC Availability of PeriCoach, an At-home Pelvic Floor Trainer Device

DENVER – Analytica on Wednesday announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the PeriCoach at-home pelvic floor trainer device and smartphone app as an over-the-counter treatment for mild, moderate and stress urinary incontinence and urge incontinence.  Pelvic floor muscle exercise is recommended as first line non-pharmacologic treatment for the millions of women – estimated at one in three – who suffer from urinary incontinence.  Read more.

Source: Drug Store News, July 13, 2016

Domtar Expands Personal Care Portfolio with Purchase of Butterfly Health Inc.

Every day, Domtar improves the quality of peoples’ lives by providing dignity and choice through its Personal Care products. In line with its strategy and core capabilities, Domtar Corporation (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) has purchased the assets of Butterfly Health Inc. BUTTERFLY® body liners offer discreet, secure protection for accidental bowel leakage (ABL). “This product provides a unique solution to a problem that exists for roughly 1 out of 10 people. It represents a complementary addition to our portfolio of brands and technologies,” stated Mike Fagan, President of Domtar Personal Care. Read more.

Source: Business Wire, June 27, 2016

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Axonics Sacral Neuromodulation System for Urinary and Fecal Dysfunctions

Axonics Modulation Technologies won European regulatory approval for its Sacral Neuromodulation System (SNM), a product designed to treat overactive bladder, urinary retention, and fecal incontinence.  The device is rechargeable, and so can be used for longer periods than similar devices that have to be replaced with new batteries periodically.  Read more.

Source: Medgadget, June 7, 2016

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Prostate Cancer Breakthrough As New Laser Treatment Destroys Tumors with No Side Effects

Prostate cancer patients have seen their tumours destroyed with a revolutionary new laser treatment which has no side effects. Doctors in the US hailed the development as “exciting” because it could offer hope to millions of men diagnosed with the disease . Currently, prostate cancer is normally treated with surgery or radiotherapy which can result in erectile dysfunction and urinary incontinence.  Read more.

Source: Mirror Online, June 10, 2016