Do Dogs Know When You are About to Get Sick?

This study shows that even humans can smell disease in other people; is that why some people hate hospital smell? Maybe it’s just selective memory at work making me think the dogs know when I’m about to get sick. The Scent of Disease Human Body Odor Contains an Early Chemosensory Cue of Sickness Observational studies…

Cliff Gets a Whiff for C. diff

Before the development of modern diagnostic equipment, doctors had to rely on their senses to make a diagnosis; diabetes is marked by fruity breath; the breath of patients with cystic fibrosis smells acidic and typhoid smells like baked bread (Stitt 1995). The stool of C.difficile infected patients smells like horse manure; there is even something called the…