One Breath Into This Breathalyzer Can Diagnose 17 Diseases

by Larry Emmott on January 3, 2017

in Diagnostics,Future Tech

A single breath into a newfangled breathalyzer is all doctors need to diagnose 17 different diseases, including lung cancer, irritable bowel syndrome and multiple sclerosis, a new study found.

Source: One Breath Into This Breathalyzer Can Diagnose 17 Diseases

While still in development this is a great next step in high tech diagnostics. The article explains that researchers have found unique “breath prints” for specific diseases that can be detected by this device.

It should be obvious that periodontal disease could be detected in this way. Plus a quick breath analysis could become part of a routine dental visit allowing dentists – who see most people on a far more regular basis than physicians –  to become a first line of defense against disease.

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