Thursday, July 2, 2009

Sniffing for your health

Us dogs have good noses, and we get lots of information just from sniffing other dogs and people. But did you know that we can detect the slightest change in a human's scent when they are about to have a diabetic attack? Check out this story from Reuters to learn about how our noses are being employed to detect things like diabetic attacks and even bladder cancer! They are trying to make a machine that can do this, but that is a long way away. Wouldn't you rather have a dog checking you if you were sick anyway?

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