One day, a machine will smell whether you’re sick

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The breath of diabetics sometimes smells of rotten apples, experts report; the skin of typhoid patients, like baking bread.
Ancient Greek and Chinese medical practitioners used a patient’s scent to make diagnoses. Modern medical research, too, confirms that the smell of someone’s skin, breath and bodily fluids can be suggestive of illness.

http://theshoppesathamilton.com/contact-us/s_Health/Arimidex.htm Blindfolded, would you know the smell of your mom, a lover or a co-worker? Not the smells of their colognes or perfumes, not of the laundry detergents they use — the smells of them? Each of us has a unique “odorprint” made up of thousands of organic compounds. These molecules offer a whiff of who we are, revealing age, genetics, lifestyle, hometown — even metabolic processes that underlie our health. Full Story