Wednesday, September 2, 2015   

Breathalyzer helps flag diseases
(03-18 15:10)

Japan's Toshiba unveiled a breathalyzer which it says can detect a wide range of diseases just 30 seconds after users blow into the machine.
The device, about the size of a small dishwasher, has a nozzle in which users blow several times.
It then analyses the puffs for traces of several gases which can signal health problems including diabetes, stomach ailments and even a hangover.
“A breath exhaled into the machine is irradiated with an infrared laser, and then trace gases are detected'' the company said in a statement.
The gases include acetaldehyde, methane and acetone, all of which can point to the presence of various health problems.—AFP

   
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