My health is the most precious thing I have, says Springwatch’s Kate Humble

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Day amp; Night: It’s my choice not to be a mum, says Kate Humble

“They have been found to be invaluable in supporting whole realms of human health. From dogs which can support people with Type 1 diabetes and know when sufferers are having a hypoglycemic attack, to dogs being able to detect cancer in humans.”

Kate’s book research led her to spend time with the charity Medical Detection Dogs, which trains the animals to identify serious diseases, such as certain forms of cancer, and medical emergencies through any changes in a person’s odour.

“I have spoken to people in the military who say that even in this day and age there is no machine, no piece of technology that can beat a dog’s nose,” Kate reveals.

“The Medical Detection Dogs are doing really astonishing work that is life-changing for us humans and pioneering for the medical profession.”