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  1. Mind Over Bladder May Lessen Leaks

    May 8, 2009 -- Maybe there’s something to the notion of mind over matter -- or in this case mind over bladder. The mind may offer a new path to better bladder control and a way to sidestep some of the embarrassing side effects of an overactive bladder, a new study suggests. Doctors at Loyola Univers

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  2. Muscle Cells Cut Urinary Incontinence

    April 26, 2009 -- Muscle cells taken from patients' own thighs can help reduce their treatment-resistant stress urinary incontinence. It isn't a joke when, due to stress urinary incontinence, laughing or coughing makes your bladder uncontrollably leak urine. Most patients get help from exercises, be

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  3. FDA OKs First Overactive Bladder Gel

    Jan. 28, 2009 -- The FDA has approved Gelnique, the first and only topical gel to treat overactive bladder. Watson Pharmaceuticals, which makes Gelnique, announced the approval in a news release. Gelnique's active ingredient, oxybutynin, isn't new; it's an antispasmodic agent that's already availabl

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  4. Weight Loss May Reduce Incontinence

    Jan, 27, 2009 -- For obese and overweight women, losing weight can dramatically reduce episodes of incontinence, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Study participants included 338 women, all overweight or obese, who leaked urine at least 10 times in a week. The wo

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  5. New Drug Approved for Overactive Bladder

    Oct. 31, 2008 -- The FDA has approved a new prescription drug called Toviaz to treat overactive bladder (OAB) in adults. Toviaz relaxes the bladder's smooth muscle tissue, thus reducing the urinary frequency, urge to urinate, and sudden urinary incontinence that are characteristic symptoms of OAB. "

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  6. Women, Sports, and Stress Incontinence

    Sept. 25, 2008 -- It's a delicate subject, but one that many women experience. Urinary incontinence, or leaking urine, is a common, embarrassing female problem that keeps women from working out or playing sports. Researchers wanted to take a look at stress urinary incontinence in the general populat

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  7. 1/4 of Women Have Pelvic Floor Disorder

    Sept. 16, 2008 -- Nearly a quarter of women have a pelvic floor disorder, which can be incontinence (urinary or fecal) or pelvic organ prolapse (when the uterus or another pelvic organ drops from its usual position and pushes against the walls of the vagina.) The older a women gets, the higher her c

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  8. Study: Female Incontinence Is Common

    Feb. 29, 2008 -- Women often don't tell their doctors about incontinence, overactive bladder, and pelvic organ prolapse, but those problems are common, a new study shows. The study urges women not to accept those problems as a normal part of aging. "Rather, they should focus on modifiable risk facto

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  9. Panel Recommends Curb in Episiotomy

    Dec. 12, 2007 -- A routine procedure performed on up to 1 million American women per year may be needlessly contributing to incontinence in those women, an expert panel concluded Wednesday. The procedure, known as episiotomy, involves cutting tissue between the lower vagina and the anus when women a

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  10. Hysterectomy May Up Incontinence Risk

    Oct. 25, 2007 -- Having a hysterectomy appears to increase a woman's risk of developing stress incontinence, according to the largest study ever to examine the issue. Researchers analyzed data from more than 165,000 Swedish women who had hysterectomies and almost half a million women who did not. Th

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