Health

NHS urged not to spend money on expensive incontinence devices

An international team of experts led by Glasgow Caledonian, and including the University of Exeter, have found no evidence that expensive biofeedback devices used in the treatment of urinary incontinence in women make any ...

Oncology & Cancer

Study shows notable outcomes with cryoablation and prostate cancer

A less-invasive treatment technique called hemi-gland cryoablation (HGCryo)—destroying the areas of the prostate where cancers are located by freezing them—provides a high rate of effective prostate cancer control, according ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Overcoming 'leaky bladder' in groups

More than 55 percent of women age 60 and over suffer from urinary incontinence, or "leaky bladder," a serious condition that limits their daily activities and increases their risk of isolation and leading a sedentary lifestyle.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Revision, removal risks low for synthetic midurethral slings

(HealthDay)—The long-term risk for women with stress urinary incontinence needing surgical revision or removal after initial placement of synthetic midurethral slings is low, according to a study published in the November ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Surgery may benefit women with two types of urinary incontinence

Surgery for stress urinary incontinence (leaking that occurs with a cough or sneeze) improves symptoms of another form of incontinence, called urgency urinary incontinence, in women who have both types, according to a study ...

Medical research

Review: Biofeedback could help treat a number of conditions

A literature review by a team at the VA Portland Health Care System and Oregon Health & Science University found evidence that biofeedback can be a helpful treatment for several conditions. Studies show that biofeedback can ...

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