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How to Help Prevent Constipation in Children

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For this year’s Digestive Health Day, June Rogers MBE, Children’s Specialist Nurse at BBUK, talks about the ways in which you can help to prevent constipation in children. We know that constipation is a common problem in childhood and once established treatment with laxatives will almost certainly be required to help resolve the problem. However, […]

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Dedicated to Advancing Clinical Oncology and Life Saving Research

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Knowledge surrounding cancer and the development of modern technologies has revolutionised the way healthcare has been offered over the last 50 years. The extent of the development means that someone diagnosed with cancer today is twice as likely to survive 10 years after their diagnosis than they would in 1970. Until we find a cure […]

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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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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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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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Self-Care with Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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This post has been written by Katie Hoare, from Nutritionist Resource, a website offering a simple way to connect with expert nutritional information and nutrition professionals across the UK. For more information, Nutritionist Resource has a dedicated resource hub for IBS and Digestive Health. Up to one in five individuals in the UK are affected by […]

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Raising Awareness of Bladder and Bowel Problems in Teenagers

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This blog post has been written by Davina Richardson, Children’s Specialist Nurse at BBUK.   Bladder and bowel problems are common in people of all ages, but are rarely discussed. This increases embarrassment and anxiety and makes it more difficult for teenagers to ask for help. For some, wetting or dribbling of urine during the day, […]

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Finding the Right Continence Pad for Your Needs

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It is important if you need to use a continence pad for a bladder problem that you use one appropriate to your needs. The absorbency of pads varies to meet different levels of urinary leakage. The reasons people leak urine varies. Continence pads have the function of absorbing urine. When choosing a pad it is […]

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