Dogs can sniff the scent of prostate cancer with 98% accuracy

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Dogs’ noses have four times the number of olfactory cells as humans.

Dogs noses are powerful and it has been well documented what they are able to sniff out. Researchers have discovered that our canine companions’ snouts may be more accurate than advanced laboratory procedures when it comes to detecting certain forms of cancer.

 

 

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Nasal Controller Lets the Paralyzed Operate Machinery by Sniffing

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The Sniff controller opens options for those with few to choose from

Israeli researchers have developed an interface that can be controlled by breathing through the nose. This technology could be used to help people with limited mobility gain more independence:

The “sniff controller,” as it is known, is worn externally via a rubber tube not unlike the ones often used in hospitals for patients who need oxygen. The nasal device is not universal, as about a quarter of all people in a healthy control group were found to have insufficient volitional control over their soft palate, the part of your nasal passageway that lets you regulate the strength of your sniffs. But for those with sufficient soft palate control, the sniff controller gave test subjects a new degree of freedom.[…]

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New Species Of Nose-Dwelling Leech Discovered

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Coming soon to a nose near you?

 

A new species of leech, discovered by an international team of scientists, has a preference for living up noses.

Researchers say the leech can enter the body orifices of people and animals to attach itself to mucous membranes.

They have called the new blood-sucking species Tyrannobdella rex which means tyrant leech king.

Urine Test ‘Can Detect Dangerous Snoring’

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Urinating on the steps is not how this test works…

A urine test that can differentiate between dangerous and safe snoring is possible, say researchers at the University of Chicago.

They looked at 90 children referred to a clinic to be evaluated for breathing problems in sleep, and 30 controls.

A number of proteins were increased in the urine of the children diagnosed with dangerous snoring.

The Manipulation Of Smell Can Lead To Losing Weight

The Manipulation Of Smell Can Lead To Lose Weight

Smell your way to losing weight

Like almost every dieter in America, Wendy Bassett has used all sorts of weight-loss products. Nothing worked, she said, until she tried Sensa: granules she scatters on almost everything she eats, and which are supposed to make dieters less hungry by enhancing the smell and taste of food.

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The Eyes Have It When It Comes To Face Recognition

The Eyes Have It When It Comes To Face Recognition

Face recognition mechanisms in the brain are specialized to the eyes

Our brain extracts important information for face recognition principally from the eyes, and secondly from the mouth and nose, according to a new study from a researcher at the University of Barcelona. This result, published March 27th in the open-access journal PLoS Computational Biology, was obtained by analyzing several hundred face images in a way similar to that of the brain.

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Clean Your Nasal Passages With Bottled English Channel

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Salt Water Clean!

Schering-Plough Corporation have announced the launch of AFRIN® PureSeaTM Hydrating Nasal Rinse, the only nasal rinse product entirely made of 100 percent purified sea water. Available in the cold/allergy aisle at retailers nationwide, AFRIN PureSea is clinically proven to cleanse nasal and sinus passages of mucus, pollutants, and irritants so users can breathe freely.

“Nasal rinsing is a simple technique to cleanse nasal and sinus passages while helping you to breathe freely,” said Mary Jo DiMilia, M.D., an internist at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. “AFRIN PureSea is a new and convenient way to clean nasal passages, because it requires no mixing, minimal cleanup, and stays sterile even after the product is used.”

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