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By mylove On 2017.07.27 15:27
Look what's happening in my corner of the world! An 85-95% success rate is incredible.

http://www.king5.com/news/health/dogs-trained-in-san-juans-to-sniff-out-early-signs-of-parkinsons-disease/459969018

By lurkingforacure On 2017.07.27 23:09
That is so amazing, I read about a woman in Europe who had a pretty high success rate with her whiffer as well.

What I don't get, though, is why the article says this:

"Early detection would provide an opportunity for doctors to add years, maybe decades of quality time to patientsí lives."

Really? How would doctors do that exactly? What treatment is out there that I don't know about? I wish reporters wouldn't write things like this because it's so misleading. People read this and think there are things available that simply are not. But the dog thing is really cool:)

By flowers12 On 2017.07.27 23:40
I read this and thought it was great that the dogs could identify the PD but I also thought what treatment did they think they had that could have any affect on PD?


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