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  1. Experimental Drug Targets Overactive Bladder

    May 17, 2011 -- An experimental drug may help improve symptoms and quality of life among the estimated 33 million people who live with overactive bladder (OAB). OAB is marked by frequent urges to urinate, leakage, and the need to make several trips to the bathroom during the night. It is caused by a

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  2. Boys Given Lab-Grown Urethras OK 6 Years Later

    March 8, 2011 -- Five boys unable to urinate due to pelvic injury remain cured up to six years after getting new lab-grown urethras. The successful report of "tissue engineered" urethras in patients comes from Wake Forest University researcher Anthony Atala, MD. In 2006, Atala's team reported the fi

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  3. Urinary Incontinence: How to Talk to Your Doctor

    A year after the birth of her second child, Kathleen (who asked that her last name not be published) developed stress incontinence -- a type of urinary incontinence that can make you leak urine when you cough, sneeze, laugh, or take part in physical activities. “I was only in my 30s,” Kathleen says.

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  4. How to Handle Embarrassing Body Problems

    It's your body ... you think it would cooperate during the times you need it the most. But be it in public, socially, or on the job -- as anyone who's ever had an embarrassing personal moment can tell you -- sometimes your body just has a mind of its own. From expelling gas, a case of the hiccups, a

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  5. 11 Ways to Manage OAB at Work

    Eloine Plaut has had problems with an overactive bladder for years. Now 59, she's fought back the urge to urinate while lecturing marketing classes at a university, flying back and forth on business trips between Chicago and New Mexico, and presenting at bank business meetings. "I've never had an ac

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  6. Overactive Bladder Symptoms an Annoyance for Women

    Oct. 29, 2010 -- An online survey of more than 1,100 women with overactive bladder found that middle-aged women are more likely to feel annoyed and frustrated about their symptoms than embarrassed or stigmatized. The survey findings are important, the author says, because understanding women’s frust

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  7. Caffeine and Bladder Problems Linked

    Sept. 30, 2010 -- Excess caffeine increases the likelihood of urinary incontinence in women, according to a new study that echoes the findings of previous research. ''Women who consume high levels of caffeine are 70% more likely to have urinary incontinence than women who don't," says Jon Gleason, M

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  8. Incontinence Surgery Helps Cut Patient Costs

    Sept. 30, 2010 (Long Beach, Calif.) -- After having incontinence surgery, women report spending much less money on products and services to manage their symptoms than they did before surgery, a study shows. They save more than $500 a year, researchers found. The cost savings are not unexpected, says

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  9. Depression Linked to Urinary Incontinence in Men

    June 2, 2010 (San Francisco) -- Major depression, hypertension, enlarged prostates, and older age are all associated with an increased risk of moderate to severe urinary incontinence (UI) in men, a large study suggests. The findings, which provide one of the first national snapshots of urinary incon

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  10. Nighttime Urination Linked to Higher Death Risk

    June 1, 2010 (San Francisco) -- Men and women who have to get up two or more times a night to urinate appear to be at an increased risk of death, researchers say. The increased risk of mortality was seen in all age groups -- 20- to 49 year-olds, 50- to 64-year-olds, and 65- to 90-year-olds -- says V

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