I always maintained that realy good things, the most benefitial for well being, are never costly. It is a matter of concept combined with real honesty and good will: the more people will apply this concept, the better and humane will be our lives, both personally and as a society. That is why I reblog this amazing proof of my beliefs here.
Maintaining good health is still considered very expensive, but it shouldnt be so. Please spread this good news – and if you have knowledge of low cost ways of keeping good health, or tips, please share below. All comments are wellcome, both in English and in Hebrew 🙂
Dogs have powerful noses; they can be trained to sniff out anything from land mines to cancer. However, they are not the only furry, four-legged creature that relies on a keen sense of smell. The Gambian pouched rat (Cricetomys gambianus, also known as the African giant pouched rat) is a large rodent (not technically a true rat) that relies heavily on its sense of smell.
What does this have to do with Tuberculosis? TB bacterium omit a Volatile Organic Compound (VOC), which can then be detected by smell. The rats are being utilized in countries that can't afford state-of-the-art testing methods, which can cost more than 20 USD per sample and require the purchase of tens of thousands of dollars worth of equipment. TB disproportionately affects resource-poor nations; more than 95% of deaths due to TB occur in low- and middle-income countries.
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