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Detection Dogs wth extraordinary sense of smell given grant

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Post by worriedmum on 30.05.16 23:29

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3616814/Dogs-soon-sniff-malaria-help-Bill-Gates.html


  • Medical Detection Dogs harnesses animals' extraordinary sense of smell
  • Dogs trained by the charity work as medical alert assistance dogs
  • Help owners manage conditions like type 1 diabetes by detecting odour
  • Now the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has made a £70,000 grant

By Andrew Pierce for the Daily Mail
Published: 22:45, 30 May 2016 | Updated: 23:03, 30 May 2016









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A low, flat, white building in rural Buckinghamshire would seem an unlikely spot to develop an early warning test for deadly malaria.
The building is home to Medical Detection Dogs, a charity set up in 2008 to harness the animals' extraordinary sense of smell to detect disease in humans. 
Dogs trained by the charity have already proved their worth as medical alert assistance dogs, helping their owners manage conditions such as type 1 diabetes by detecting odour changes linked to low or high blood sugar levels and then alerting them.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3616814/Dogs-soon-sniff-malaria-help-Bill-Gates.html#ixzz4ABGb6ESW



Comments any one?  Any gp's, cardiologists or anaesthetists care to comment?
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