International Women’s Day: UTI testing ’50 years out of date’

A painful infection that mainly affects women is too often dismissed as “women’s problems”.

One in every two women suffer a urinary tract infection (UTI) and they are the second most common infection globally.

Among those affected is Hannah Hanratty, 36, who suffered months of agony despite multiple negative tests.

But a scientist in Wales has now developed a device to improve testing and said the current system is “50 years out of date”.

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