Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Healing Power of Dogs

Ok, so most of you know that I'm a dog lover, and I go as far to say that we have a particular kinship. Here is an article from the NYTimes website that talks about some studies that have shown how dogs help your health in all sorts of interesting ways. Link

Most notably is the part where there talk about a 2006 study showing that dogs can smell out cancer patients.

"More recently, some studies have suggested dogs can be cancer detectors. In 2006, the medical journal Integrative Cancer Therapies reported how ordinary house dogs could identify breast and lung cancer patients by smelling their breath. A University of Maine study is testing whether dogs can sniff out ovarian cancer."

Ummm, and how do you think the dogs going to 'sniff out' that ovarian cancer? I'm guessing that those lucky animals are going to be smelling ladies crotches for ovarian cancer. You mean to tell me that these dogs are going to be not only allowed, but encouraged to stick their noses in peoples crotches? I'm sorry but that is just TOO funny! =)

1 comment:

Liz said...

I've heard about that! It's pretty crazy. How do they know whether the dog notices the cancer or not?