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Toshiba unveils disease-detecting breathalyzer

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Wow, this sounds great. I'm all for new products that can detect diseases more easily.

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So long as it doesn't turn out to be as good as the Egyptian magical sector and magical cure device.

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They've been working on one of these to detect some kinds of cancer.

As for detecting hangovers and diabetes, well anyone with a decent nose can often do that. People with hangovers are normally surrounded by a miasma of alcohol still seeping from their pores. And it is a standard first aid check to smell the person's breath since the breath of someone who has slipped into insulin shock often has a distinctive "fruity" smell.

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Brilliant. Hope they make one of the diseases it can detect halitosis to help the "morning breath" geezers on the chikatetsu

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Did they get the hint from sniffer dogs? I heard some can detect cancer.

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thats actually true, dogs can detect cancer and onset of seizures, now if a company could harness that ;p

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It says you're pregnant.

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And it is a standard first aid check to smell the person's breath since the breath of someone who has slipped into insulin shock often has a distinctive "fruity" smell.

Didn't know that, learned something again.

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And it is a standard first aid check to smell the person's breath since the breath of someone who has slipped into insulin shock often has a distinctive "fruity" smell.

Didn't know that, learned something again.

IIRC it's because of more sugar in the blood. (Ask a gf after bj she could sometimes tell if it's fruity.)

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Quite Aberesk news isitnot? Toshiba is a major nuclear firm, besides being in health.

Give every policeman such a breathalyser.

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Toshiba is a major nuclear firm, besides being in health.

So is General Electric, and GE is additionally in aircraft engines, locomotives, and hydroelectric power generators but like Toshiba, they're mostly known for electronics. However my comment, just like yours, has no relevance to this article.

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It would be great if this invention, or a more advanced version, could replace expensive doctor visits.

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We need it be an App on an Apple phone.

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