Aging Population Driving U.S. Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Procedures Market Growth

This growth is driven by the rising incidence of BPH and technological enhancements in diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. The disease, wherein the prostate gland becomes enlarged, is common among aging men. The prostate gland surrounds the urethra, and as the prostate enlarges, it can partly block or squeeze the urethra, thus causing trouble while urinating.

Thus, a key factor propelling the market growth is the booming aging population in the country. Men aged 50 years and above are more susceptible to the disease and, therefore, opt for various BPH treatment procedures. As per the U.S Department of Health and Human Services, the population of people aged 60 and above in the nation rose from 50.7 million to 68.7 million during 2006–2016. Moreover, the favorable reimbursement scenario for BPH procedures is expected to generate lucrative market opportunities in the coming years.

The type segment of the U.S. benign prostatic hyperplasia procedures market is classified into laser-based procedure, surgical procedure, UroLift, and other energy-based procedure. Amongst these, the laser-based procedure category accounted for the largest market share in 2016, as these procedures are more effective than other procedures and less likely to cause complications. The UroLift category will exhibit the fastest growth throughout the forecast period, on account of the low cost of the procedure, booming geriatric population, and expanding insurance coverage for the procedure by numerous insurers.

These companies are also focusing on acquiring other players to provide innovative equipment for BPH treatment procedures and, in turn, widen their customer base in the U.S. For example, in September 2017, Teleflex Incorporated announced its acquisition agreement with NeoTract Inc. to leverage the potential long-term advantages from the second-generation UroLift system of NeoTract Inc. The widening product portfolio of these companies is, therefore, facilitating the U.S. benign prostatic hyperplasia procedures market growth.

Thus, the growing population of the elderly and surging availability of advanced BPH treatment products in the U.S. is expected to fuel the market growth in the coming years.

Christmas Presents For Children That Will Last a Lifetime

I have a confession to make: Christmas presents for children make me nervous. It’s not because I don’t adore spoiling my own children, but so often other people get it wrong.

Do I sound like an ungrateful brat? Let me explain. Nine times out of ten, instead of a well-designed, age-appropriate kids’ toy, my children are inundated with junk.

Bead sets that are marked ‘for age 10-plus’ – my daughter is five – weapons that wouldn’t look out of place in the armed forces and soft-toys based on cartoon characters. Never mind the children, no wonder parents occasionally lose their minds over kids’ toys.

Call me old fashioned, but my ethos is simple. Source beautifully crafted kids’ toys that aren’t just one-hit wonders. Anyone can spend a tenner on the latest TV must-have, but wouldn’t it be nicer to invest in illustrated books or finger puppets that are unisex and great for a child’s imagination?

Even if you choose the cartoon they actually like, they probably already have the duvet/ lunch-box/ plastic figures. If not, they won’t care, or – gasp – will have cared, but six months ago and will now think you’re treating them like a baby. Believe me, in planet child there’s not much worse than that.

The most successful Christmas presents for children look gorgeous and come with guaranteed longevity. My daughter’s jewellery box with a wind-up dancing clown is played with every night before she goes to bed, unlike the plastic handbag that snapped in two the second she put her treasures inside it.

My son plays endlessly with his wooden fort, hiding everything from wooden knights to toy cars inside. Like the music box, it also looks good in his bedroom – and most mums will admit this is important too.

My advice is to go for the best example of the classic Christmas presents for children you can find, or dare to be different. Traditional blocks, a pull-along hand-painted animal, a china tea-set or play tent, wrapped simply in brown-paper and tied with a coloured ribbon will look far cooler than the army of flashing chunks of plastic kids’ toys given by almost everyone else. Wouldn’t you be happy if your birthday presents lasted a lifetime?

Present Ideas for Avid Gamers – 5 Great Ideas

Christmas is almost here and that means that parents are going to be panicking about what they should get their gamer sons or daughters. The technology that is needed for this type of gaming has only been around for a few decades, so most parents are left woefully in the dark when it comes to gaming knowledge. Just what is an Xbox 360? What is a PS3? What do I do for Christmas? Here are 5 great ideas for presents for avid gamers.

1. A high definition TV. A gaming system can have all the graphical capabilities in the world. Without the proper TV, those high definition graphics aren’t going to show up. Both the Xbox 360 and the PS3 are capable of displaying resolutions up to 1080px. This means that you need a TV with this same resolution. TVs always look best when they are displaying their native resolution. The Wii is only capable of 480px resolutions. If your child only has a Wii, you don’t necessarily need a high resolution TV. However, consider getting a big TV. Bigger is always better!

2. Wireless Controllers. Wired controllers can ridiculously obnoxious sometimes. The wires get tangled with other wired controllers, they get tangled in themselves, and they can be tripped over which can result in broken equipment. Each system has a wireless type of controller. Just look up the system title and wireless controller in the same sentence on Google and you’ll find what you need.

3. i-eX gaming chair. One of the biggest problems gamers run into is comfort. Often gaming sessions will last for hours on end. Back pain is a very common problem. With high end gaming chairs, such as the i-eX, those gaming sessions will be done in complete comfort. Plus, the lack of pain is healthy for your kid.

4. A new PC. One of the biggest downfalls of PC gaming is the fact that they can become out of date very fast. Buying a new PC is the only option sometimes. Some PCs are upgradeable, but you need technical knowledge of your system to buy the right components, so buying a new PC is the best option.

5. A gaming mouse/keyboard. These may seem a bit over the top, but they can really help in some games. Gaming mice have a more precise tracking system and gaming keyboards have extra keys for gamers.