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We Need to Talk About Incontinence

Dr Martin McShane, NHS England's Director for Patients with Long Term Conditions, explains why we must ask patients the right questions and not let them suffer in silence. Domain 2 of the NHS outcomes framework is about 'enhancing the…

Love Your Gusset

'Love Your Gusset!' campaign urges women and teenage girls to get to grips with their pelvic health Two national charities are launching a social media campaign, 'Love your Gusset!', to empower women and teenage girls to look after their…

Full Bladder May Get a Third of Women Over 40 Up at Night

Many women have to get up more than once a night because of a full bladder, a new study finds. Researchers found that of over 2,000 women aged 40 and up, one-third said they routinely got up at least twice a night to use the bathroom.…

No link found between diabetes meds and bladder cancer

Some previous studies have linked the diabetes medication pioglitazone to bladder cancer. However a new study - including more than one million people in six populations worldwide - has found no link between either pioglitazone or…

Incontinence Pads – What you should know

Incontinence is treatable.  It is therefore essential that assessment of incontinence is sought before you consider using pads as a permanent way to manage your bladder problem. You may wish to view the following articles…

Good News for Chili Lovers

Researchers found that capsaicin - the ingredient that gives chili peppers their heat - activated a pain receptor in mice that reduced tumour  development in their gut. In their study, the team fed capsaicin to mice that were genetically…