Scientists favor hair in sports drug tests

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    LONDON, May 29 (UPI) — British scientists say a hair-sampling technique used to catch rapists will work better than a urine test to nab athletes using banned drugs.

    Hair samples offer a “telltale history” of a person's consumption patterns for up to a year, the scientists say. On the other hand, urine testing detects illegal substances between two and five days after they have been ingested.

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