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    1. Urinary Incontinence Underreported in Young Women

      July 16, 2012 -- According to the conventional wisdom, urinary incontinence is a problem of middle-aged and older women, especially those who've had a baby. But a study out today suggests even young women who've never been pregnant could suffer from the problem. The Australian researchers say their

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    2. FDA Approves New Overactive Bladder Drug

      June 28, 2012 -- The FDA has approved a new drug called Myrbetriq to treat overactive bladder. Myrbetriq is an extended-release pill taken once a day. Overactive bladder is a condition in which the bladder muscle cannot be controlled, so it contracts at inappropriate times. Symptoms of overactive bl

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    3. Incontinence Drugs: Benefits and Harms Compared

      April 9, 2012 -- Drugs that treat incontinence caused by an overactive bladder offer modest benefits to some women, and they often come with significant side effects, a new review of research shows. The government-funded review compared the benefits and side effects of several drugs: darifenacin (En

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    4. Botox Approved to Treat Leaky Bladder

      Aug. 24, 2011 -- Botox can now be used to treat a leaky bladder due to conditions such as multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injury, the FDA says. Nerve damage from these and other conditions can make it difficult for patients to retain urine. Patients often need medications to relax the bladder, as

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    5. FDA: Repairing Pelvic Organ Prolapse With Mesh Risky

      July 13, 2011 -- The risks of placing mesh through the vagina to repair pelvic organ prolapse may outweigh its benefits, according to the FDA. Risks include mesh protruding out of the vaginal tissue (erosion), pain, infection, bleeding, pain during sexual intercourse, organ perforation from tools us

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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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