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2019

How to Knit a Demonstration Colon 

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Find out how to knit a demonstration colon with our step by step guide. The knitted demonstration colon is a great way to visually display bowel movement. It can be used to explain or demonstrate some of the following:   Peristalsis and Hirschsprung’s  Stretch receptors and bowel sensation  Ano rectal sling/ knees up position on the […]

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How Daytime Bladder Problems Impact Bedwetting in Children

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Bladder problems, such as bedwetting and daytime wetting often come hand in hand. Becoming dry at night is a fine balance between how much wee is produced during sleep and the ability of the bladder to store that wee overnight. The crucial factor in all this is the ability of the brain to recognise full bladder […]

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Managing Bladder and Bowel Issues in Nurseries, Schools and Colleges

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Problems with bladder and bowel control are among the most common medical conditions that children and young people experience. They are thought to affect over 900,000 people aged between 5 and 19 years of age, although this is likely to be an underestimate. Due to embarrassment, stigma and the mistaken belief that they children will […]

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Nocturia – What Is It? Do You Want to Know More?

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Joanne, Specialist Nurse at Bladder & Bowel UK talks about what Nocturia is an the common symptoms to look out for. Many people experience night-time bladder problems. One of these conditions is known as Nocturia. Nocturia is defined by the International Continence Society (ICS) as: “The number of times urine is passed during the main […]

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Bedwetting – the Importance of Your Child’s Assessment and the Treatment Options Available

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Bedwetting, sometimes called enuresis, is a common childhood problem affecting around 20% of all 5-year olds. Historically bedwetting was thought to be something children would ‘grow out’ of. However, we now have a much better understanding of the problem. It’s now recognised that bedwetting is actually a medical condition. Affected children need assessment and treatment. […]

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The Hygiene Services Group in Derby Launches New Cleen App

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HSG UK, The Hygiene Services Group in Derby, has developed Cleen App – the UK’s first fully integrated washroom review app. The Cleen App is FREE to download and enables customers and visitors to rate the washrooms in any type of venue from restaurants and shopping centres to sports stadia and airports. With the Cleen […]

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Urinary Problems Can Affect Men Too

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Joanne from BBUK talks about the male urinary system and how it can affect men’s health and wellbeing. We are taught from a young age that we should have complete control over our bladders, once we are “potty” or “toilet” trained by our parents. Even during those precious early days we learn that to have […]

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The Trouble with Hand Dryers

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Fiona at BBUK, shares an insight about the trouble with hand dryers. Electric hand dryers have now become a the most common method of drying our hands when using public toilets, this is mainly due to their excellent reduction in cost to the environment. Paper towels required the destruction of trees, factory processing, additional packaging, […]

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How BBUK Can Communicate with You

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In today’s world communication is ever changing. Individuals prefer to communicate in a variety of ways including via social media platforms. Different methods of communication suit different situations. We would like to share the ways which we can communicate with you. The BBUK helpline At BBUK we operate a helpline for the general public and […]

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The Impact of Bladder and Bowel Issues on Education for Young People in the UK

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International Youth Day was started by the United Nations General Assembly in 1999 as a way of raising awareness of the challenges and problems faced by those aged between 10 and 24 years old. It also raises awareness of the role of young people as partners in change. The theme of International Youth Day 2019, […]

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