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Woman With Superhuman Smell Sniffs Out Parkinson Patients

65-year-old Joy Milne can reportedly sniff out people with Parkinson's disease. A few years earlier she noticed a musty odor in her husband and kept that in mind and six years later, he started being treated with drugs for the disease. 

It can be noted that she correctly detected that there was something odd regarding the way her husband smelled and remembered it even after so many years. 

Woman With Superhuman Smell Sniffs Out Parkinson Patients

Woman With Superhuman Smell Sniffs Out Parkinson Patients

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Her detection

Her detection

This lady made a link between the disease and the scent given out by patients and that's how she started detecting that Parkinson patients give out a specific odor even before they are detected with the disease.

Identifying future patients

Identifying future patients

Researchers at the University of Manchester discovered that Mrs Milne could correctly identify the scent of future patients which would suffer from Parkinsonism.

Superhuman she is

Earlier on, dogs could detect a peculiar scent with certain patients but it can be noted that humans with 5 million olfactory glands can also correctly detect Parkinson patients.

Way to treat

Way to treat

In this way, Parkinson's disease can be detected earlier than it is diagnosed and hopefully there is a way to treat the disease before the symptoms even arise.

Various aspect

Various aspect

There are various aspects of the mind that are connected to the motor control in the human body which are affected during the course of the disease. Due to these affections, the skin's outer layer starts emitting a special kind of odor that can be recognized.

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