Researchers from Canada and the Netherlands have recently presented findings which suggest that an electronic ‘nose’ is able to diagnose epilepsy, quickly, cheaply and non-invasively.  Their findings show that a  device, similar to a ‘breathalyser’ can analyse the compounds in exhaled breath and reliably diagnose epilepsy.Although this technology has been used in other fields, it has never before been used to detect a neurologic disorder.   Currently the most often used method for diagnosis is the  electroencephalogram (EEG) which monitors electrical activity in the brain, looking for any abnormal patterns.  A quick and accurate diagnosis of epilepsy is vital in order that the correct treatment plan may begin as soon as possible.For more information about this research please click on the link here: