Below you will find news and press releases from industry, government, and academia regarding product developments and medical/scientific research news.
It’s early morning and your teenage daughter runs out the door to school. Much will happen today that you may or may not hear about when you see her again tonight. It’s unlikely that you will hear anything about the school restrooms, yet during her day at school, your daughter is developing habits that can affect her bladder for her lifetime . Three hours into the school day your daughter needs to urinate but doesn’t ask to leave her class because she can’t afford to miss information that will be on this week’s exam. Also this teacher gives extra credit to students who don’t ask for bathroom breaks. A minute later her urge to urinate is gone. During her short passing period to lunch she walks by the restroom, but is too busy texting her friend and doesn’t stop. She eats her lunch and heads to her next class. Suddenly she feels her bladder again. She heads to the bathroom but turns around because the floor looks dirty. Sitting down in class she crosses her legs and does not feel her bladder so much, which is good because her teacher does not allow bathroom breaks right after lunch. Read more.
Source: Huffington Post, November 21, 2016
The American Urological Association (AUA) and the Urology Care Foundation, together with the Bladder Health Alliance – a coalition of groups representing physicians, patients and veterans – today applauded the U.S. Senate for passing Senate Resolution 604, a measure supporting the designation of November 2016 as “National Bladder Health Month” in the United States. The resolution was introduced by Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) in September. A companion measure, House Resolution 703, was also introduced during the 114th Congress. Read more.
Source: PRNewswire, November 21, 2016
Women who have not given birth often end up under the radar for research on urinary incontinence. In a study of this group, however, one in five women over 45 years say they experience this type of incontinence. “This confirms that problems are found in all groups, and that women have a weakness of the pelvic floor even if they have not previously given birth,” says Maria Gyhagen, gynecologist at Södra Älvsborg Hospital in Borås and researcher at Sahlgrenska Academy at Gothenburg University. Read more.
Source: News-Medical.net, November 9, 2016
Clinical Trial News. If your urinary incontinence is related to MS or Spinal Cord Injury, you may qualify for a new clinical trial. Learn more about this new treatment and see if you may qualify for the trial here.
Source: Antidote, October 13, 2016
A staggering 10 million British women experience incontinence; almost two-thirds (64%) find it difficult to talk about, and almost one in five (19%) admit they haven’t spoken to anyone about it. As a result, people are left with an incorrect perception of incontinence – with two-thirds (66%) of women surveyed with incontinence not identifying with their condition. This means women delay the move to incontinence underwear with 43% not using any products at all. Sadly, this results in giving up doing activities they love. Read more.
Source: PRNewswire, October 27, 2016
In a recent symposium, scientists discussed the increased importance of physical therapy in addressing cystic fibrosis-associated muscle impairments and urinary incontinence. The presentation, titled “Posture, Pelvic Floor & Pistons: A Look Beyond ‘Kegels’ to Treat Urinary Incontinence,” was given today at the Symposium “Growing Older With CF” at the 30th Annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference (NACFC) Oct. 27-29 in Orlando, Florida. Read more.
Source: Cystic Fibrosis News Today, October 27, 2016
We all know that feeling of suddenly needing to pee, and the agonizing worry that we might not find a toilet in time or make it that far. Sadly, for many people this is a regular occurrence and wetting themselves uncontrollably is an inevitable consequence. Almost 1 in 5 women over the age of 44 suffer from what is known as Urgency Urinary Incontinence (UUI): experiencing a strong sensation of an urgent need to pee, followed by immediate leakage of a large volume of urine. It can severely adversely affect someone’s life, contributing to anxiety, depression and social isolation. Read more.
Source: EurekAlerts, October 7, 2016