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Stop Worrying About Incontinence And Start Living

Have you recently been diagnosed with incontinence? Maybe you’ve been experiencing symptoms and you’re not quite sure what to do about it. Perhaps you’ve been living with incontinence for some time, thinking it will go away on its own or…

Lauren White – Talking how IBS affects daily life

It’s a natural part of our life and we all do it (in one form or another) and some of us have issues with it like any other part of our body but why is it that it’s not socially acceptable to be open about our bowel and having a bowel…

The importance of toilet locations at places of interest

What does ‘welcome’ really mean? We often see the outside of Buckingham Palace on television but it’s usually only a privileged few who actually get inside. It is therefore rather exciting that there are special tours of the State Rooms now…

Bladder & Bowel Community Partner With Gillian Kemp

In support of our work in campaigning for publicly available toilets for people suffering with bladder and bowel related conditions, we are pleased to announce a partnership with Gillian Kemp, founder of the Truckers Toilets UK Campaign,…

20% OFF All Sealy Products

At Bladder & Bowel we're constantly working with our partners to bring you the best discounts and offers on products that could really benefit you. For the month of August, Sealy are offing a fantastic 20% off their entire range for the…

Meet Ostomy Underwear Designer Jasmine Stacey

At Bladder & Bowel we love to talk to the amazing people in our community who in their work life, or their free time, are doing something to help others. We recently caught up with Bournemouth based fashion designer, Jasmine Stacey, who…

Gravesend Shared Toilet Scheme

Shared toilet scheme for Gravesend following further public toilet closures Recent local news reports that the remaining public restrooms in Gravesend Town Centre are set to close by the end of this month. These include the toilets located…

Ring of Kerry 2017 Charity Cycle

The Bladder and Bowel Community team will be taking to their cycles again on Saturday 1st July to tackle the tough 112 miles Ring of Kerry Challenge after successfully completing the stunning cycle route last year. This year around 14,000…

Help INNOVO® break a world record!

INNOVO® is working in association with the World Federation of Incontinent Patients (WFIP) for World Continence Week (19-25 June), for a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ attempt and they need your help! Innovo want to try to break the World Record…

Q&A with Dr. Ruth Maher INNOVO® co-inventor

Dr. Ruth Maher is one of the original four inventors of Innovotherapy, the only non-invasive therapy clinically proven to restore the pelvic floor. Innovotherapy directly targets pelvic floor weakness - the root cause of urinary leaks -…

A New Beginning

The Bladder and Bowel Foundation has been serving the Bladder and Bowel Community since 1989 offering help and support to thousands of people across the UK. Earlier this year the Bladder and Bowel Foundation went into receivership due to…

The Ring of Kerry – Riding in support of B&BF

On July 2nd this year, Mike Quinn (Miromedia) is riding with 14 like minded gents around the gruelling Ring of Kerry Cycle Challenge, in Ireland. B&BF are delighted and grateful to Mike and all of the riders for supporting the charity…

Physio aims to get the Fringe laughing, not leaking

Elaine Miller is a physiotherapist based in Edinburgh. She wrote a comedy show about pelvic floors called "Gusset Grippers" in an attempt to break down the taboos which surround continence, pelvic pain and sexual dysfunctions - all of which…

Online Survey For Women Who Use Continence Products

Dr. Adrian Wagg, from the University of Alberta, is conducting a survey exploring women's sources of information, knowledge and use of continence pads.  If you are a woman over the age of 30 who uses some sort of containment products for…

Millions ‘suffer in silence’ with incontinence

Millions of people in England experience problems with continence but many are not getting the support they need, health officials are warning. In guidance published by NHS England, experts have suggested people "suffer in silence" because…

Low vitamin D levels associated with IBS

Many people living with irritable bowel syndrome are vitamin D deficient, according to a new study published in the BMJ Open Gastroenterology. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic and debilitating functional disorder of the…

Exercise could work as treatment for prostate cancer

A newly-launched Cancer Research UK study could be the first step towards exercise training being introduced as a new NHS treatment for prostate cancer. The PANTERA study, led by Sheffield Hallam University, will focus on 50 men who have…

Living with Crohn’s Disease

Benjamin King, star of Disney Channel's hit TV series Liv and Maddie, helps others, especially kids, learn to live well with Crohn's disease. He spoke with NIH MedlinePlus magazine about his own long journey with this condition. To read his…

The Cost of Constipation

A report into the financial and emotional  costs of constipation has been launched on 1st March 2016. Called, The Cost of Constipation, the report has worked out that the cost to the NHS last year from hospital admissions due to…

NICE recommends abiraterone for prostate cancer

NICE has issued final guidance recommending abiraterone (marketed as Zytiga by Janssen) for some prostate cancer patients. This is a change from the appraisal committee's previous draft guidance decision. It is estimated that 5,900 people…

Stress Urinary Incontinence in the female athlete

One of the most common, but rarely discussed issues that female athletes face is urinary incontinence during exercise. This phenomenon is also known as stress urinary incontinence and is defined as the involuntary leaking of urine during…

100 years of the Women’s Institute (WI)

September 16th 2015 marked the momentous achievement of 100 years of the WI. Much had been organised to celebrate the anniversary including a Centennial Fair in Harrogate, which took place from the 3rd to the 6th of September. The Fair was…