Tag Archives: bladder

Four in 10 Cancers Linked to Tobacco Use

Although fewer adults nationwide smoke cigarettes, 40 percent of all cancers diagnosed in the United States are linked to tobacco use, a report finds. The new federal statistics are a somber reminder that tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of cancer and cancer deaths. Tobacco use includes cigarettes, cigars and smokeless tobacco products such […]

Stroke Survivors Benefit From Earlier Cancer Screenings

People who had a stroke may develop cancer at a higher rate than those who do not have a stroke, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2015. “If you’ve had a stroke before, especially with another high-risk factor, it’s important that you talk to your doctor and discuss earlier […]

Health Benefits Abound for Smokers Who Quit

Are you quitting smoking? Congratulations! Despite widespread awareness of the dangers of smoking, it’s not easy to quit. The good news is that once you start quitting cigarettes, your body begins to heal. In fact, within three days, nicotine leaves your body, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As your body starts […]

Don’t live with the stress of stress incontinence

Stress incontinence is a common problem, but it’s not an aspect of aging that you have to live with. Though many women won’t talk about incontinence issues, I urge you to speak to your OB/GYN about your options if you are facing problems with incontinence. In some cases, physical therapy and behavioral changes can help, […]

Feed Children Well-Balanced Diet, Doctors Urge

A recent investigation from Consumer Reports that found arsenic in many rice products may have many parents worried about serving their children these foods such as cereals and crackers. In response to the findings, the American Academy of Pediatrics issued a reminder to parents that children should be offered a variety of foods, including products […]

Study: Cranberry Juice Can Prevent Some Bladder Infections

Women who suffer from reoccurring bladder infections may want to consider drinking cranberry juice. A new review of 13 studies by researchers from National Taiwan University found that cranberry users were 38 percent less likely to develop bladder infections or urinary tract infections. The analysis was published in the Archives of Internal Medicine. The authors […]

CDC Report: 70 Percent of Smokers Want to Quit

Here’s something to think about if you feel like you’ll never be able to quit smoking: more than half of Americans who ever smoked have quit, according to a new analysis from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It’s good news for anyone who plans to quit smoking on Nov. 17 – the Great […]

Study: ADHD Kids Often Wet Themselves

If your child struggles with bladder control during the day, they may have attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. According to a new German study, kids who wet themselves when awake are four times more likely to have ADHD. The study was published in the Journal of Urology. Children who have ADHD have difficulty paying attention and controlling […]

Antibiotics Trump Cranberries for UTI

Although some women prefer to treat reoccurring urinary tract infections with cranberry extract, a Dutch study suggests antibiotics may be more effective. Researchers from the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam found that women who took cranberry had a new infection four months later. Those who took an antibiotic had one eight months later. Cranberry extract […]

Finding Relief: Female Stress Incontinence

Stress incontinence is an inability to prevent the accidental release of urine that occurs when you sneeze, cough, laugh, jog, or do other things that put pressure on your bladder. It’s the most common type of incontinence in women. Stress incontinence is most often caused by childbirth, weight gain, or other problems that stretch the […]