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People with bladder weakness may finally be spared embarrassment thanks to new diagnostic test

  • One in five people have an overactive bladder which can cause leakages

  • Now scientists are a step closer in the development of a 'game-changer' test

  • They have identified chemicals in the urine caused by an overactive bladder

  • A diagnostic tool similar to a pregnancy test would detect the chemicals

  • Getting treatment with speed would stop the condition worsening

Dr John Young and Dr Sepinoud Firouzmand, both in the School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences at University of Portsmouth, published their research in Nature's Scientific Reports.

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