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Dogs Can Sniff Out Cancer With 97 Percent Accuracy, Study Shows

It’s no secret that dogs love to sniff around. Take your dog for a walk and chances are they’ll spend most of their time sniffing about, using their storied olfactory abilities to take in as much of the world around them as possible.  Indeed, the canine sense of smell has long been a potent tool used by humans, be it in police operations, forensic investigations, and even detecting pests such as bed bugs. With anywhere from 200 to 300 million sense receptors in dogs’ noses—versus a paltry 5 million in human noses—man’s best friend is highly sensitive to odors we have no ability to perceive. Dogs have even proven their effectiveness at detecting human health conditions like migraine headaches.  Read more....

 

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