A machine can now detect 17 diseases just from the smell of your breath.

This can help doctors detect these diseases at earlier stages and begin life-saving treatments before the disease has a chance to take hold and do major damage. “Of the subjects, 813 were patients diagnosed with one of the following 17 diseases: chronic kidney failure (CKD), idiopathic Parkinson’s disease (IPD), atypical Parkinsonism (PDISM), multiple sclerosis (MS), Crohn’s disease (CD), ulcerative colitis (UC), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), pre-eclampsia in pregnant women (PET), head and neck cancer (HNC), lung cancer (LC), colorectal cancer (CRC), bladder cancer (BC), kidney cancer (KC), prostate cancer (PC), gastric cancer (GC), and ovarian cancer (OC).”

http://pubs.acs.org/doi/full/10.1021/acsnano.6b04930

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