Your Cell Phone Might Soon Be Able To Detect STDs

Published 05/29/2012 by Sensi Boutique

Now if this story is actually true , which im sure it just has to be health insurances are going to be out raged. Now im sure a prego testing app is on its way right behind this jucy app.

From SMS to STD–is there anything smart phones won’t be able to do?

Doctors and researchers in the UK are working on a chip that will detect  whether or not you have a sexually transmitted disease. Much like a home  pregnancy kit, users will need to urinate on a chip which detects disease. They  then will plug it into their cell phone or computer and within a matter of  minutes be able to read if they have any STDs (as well as what kind).

(See a photographic history of the cell phone.)

The Guardian reports that the project was inspired as a way to halt  the increasing number of young people in the UK who are contracting STDs–the  most common age of those contracting STDs is between 19 and 23. And because  young often equates with tech-savvy, researchers believe that this technology  will lead to more (and earlier!) detection for people who may be too nervous to  head to the doctor.

(See other amazing health gadgets.)

So if you have a fear of the doctor (or, more likely, a fear of the doctor  giving you bad news) you might soon have a quick and private way of finding out  if you’re healthy.

Though, you might want to sanitize your phone afterwards. (via the Guardian)

Read more: http://newsfeed.time.com/2010/11/10/your-cell-phone-might-soon-be-able-to-detect-stds/#ixzz1wHsDsBXh

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