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HEALTH: Peanut Butter Can Diagnose Disease

Scientists have discovered what could be the simplest, most inexpensive medical test known to man. Researchers at the University of Florida have discovered that they can accurately diagnose early-stage Alzheimer's by asking a patient to smell peanut butter.
 
Knowing that patients in cognitive decline often lose their sense of smell first, the researchers had patients sniff peanut butter with each nostril separately. They used a ruler to measure the point at which people detected the odor, and what they found was people with a confirmed diagnosis of early-stage Alzheimer's could smell it fine with their right nostril, but not their left.
 
This is a huge breakthrough in early Alzheimer's detection that could help people get on medication much sooner.
 
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This morning, I couldn't find the half-n-half after I thought I put it back in the fridge. This is where my wife, Jana, found it 3 hours later! Wow! Just wow! -Murph
 

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