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Bec and Jeziel decided to share some good news stories that will make you smile!

A woman who can smell Parkinson’s is helped scientists to develop a test to determine if people have the disease.

Joy Milne noticed that her late husband, developed a different odour when he was 33. This was 12 years before he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s. Scientists decided to research what she could smell and whether it could help identify people with the neurological condition. Academics at the University of Manchester have developed a test that can identify people with Parkinson’s disease. Using a simple cotton bud run along the back of the neck. Researchers can examine the sample to identify molecules linked to the disease. The tests have been successfully conducted in research labs and scientists are assessing whether they can be used in hospital settings. 

Danish Artist Hides Enormous Trolls in Forests Around the World Using Recycled Wood.

Thomas Dambo is the mastermind behind ‘Giants of Mandurah’, a cultural tourism attraction set in the Mandurah region. The giant trolls are all made of recycled wood, just like the dozens of other giants that Dambo has built in forests around the world. Together they tell the creation story of the Bindjareb Noongar people and the waterways and wetlands of their home. 

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