Navigation Links
Honey to the Rescue-From Superbugs

Man seems to rediscover old truths as Australian scientists now look to honey as a solution, to fight superbugs such as MRSA.//

Scientists at James Cook Hospital in Middlesbrough were inspired by the use of honey by the aborigines (indigenous tribal people of the continent), who use honey as a dressing for their wounds.

Mention of honey and its benefits are seen in ancient Indian texts such as the Charaka and Susrutha Samhitis, and the Bible as well.

Honey is known for its anti-bacterial properties, among others. The key ingredient that does the trick is hydrogen peroxide, which is derived from an enzyme that the bees add to nectar, in order to prepare honey.

Australian doctors manufactured 'Medihoney' by extracting honey from a particular colony of bees and then sterilizing it. It was then combined with seaweed, which is said to draw out and absorb harmful bacteria.

This was then placed on a dressing and used to treat wounds, especially those resulting from heart operations.

The doctors claim that this treatment could help do away with the over-use of antibiotics, which are leading to the creation of superbugs like MRSA, that defy even a variety of heavy dose antibiotics.

They say that if successful on large scale, the treatment could be used in all hospitals to fight the MRSA infections that claim around 2500 lives and cost the health services a billion dollars yearly.
ANN
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Honey curbs bacteria in the oral cavity
2. Hangover Can Now Be Cured By Eating A Toast With Honey
3. Study Being Conducted On Treatment Of Cancer patients With Honey in UK
4. Honey Works Faster than Antibiotics in Healing Wounds
5. Honey is Better than Sugar for Diabetics and Obese People: Study
6. HP Government to Introduce Sugar Free Herbal Honey Project
7. Ham And Turkeys Recalled From Honeybaked Food Company Due To Listeria Scare
8. Bilcare Signs Pact With Honeywell for Packaging Solutions
9. Unknown Sickness Kills US Honeybees
10. Honeydew Honey Better Than Nectar Honey
11. Vanishing Honey Bees
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/26/2016)... Orion, Clarkston, Michigan (PRWEB) , ... June 26, ... ... with respect to fertility once they have been diagnosed with endometriosis. These women ... intercourse but they also require a comprehensive approach that can help for preservation ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... First Choice Emergency ... named Dr. Sesan Ogunleye, as the Medical Director of its new Mesquite-Samuell Farm facility. ... Director of our new Mesquite location,” said Dr. James M. Muzzarelli, Executive Medical Director ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... A recent article published ... unfamiliar with. The article goes on to state that individuals are now more comfortable ... less common operations such as calf and cheek reduction. The Los Angeles area medical ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A. announced that 20 ... by their peers for this recognition are considered among the top 2 percent of ... honors as members of this year’s Legal Elite Hall of Fame: Miami Shareholders ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... today at the Clinical Decision Making in Emergency Medicine conference in Ponte Vedra ... authored journal articles published in Emergency Medicine Practice and Pediatric Emergency ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... DUBLIN , June 23, 2016 ... "Dialysis Devices Global Market - Forecast to 2022" report ... is the treatment method for the patients with kidney failure, ... and excess fluid from the patient,s blood and thus the ... sodium, potassium and chloride in balance. Increasing ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 ... "Pharmaceutical Excipients Market by Type (Organic Chemical (Sugar, ... Formulation (Oral, Topical, Coating, Parenteral) - Global Forecast to ... The global pharmaceutical excipients market ... at a CAGR of 6.1% in the forecast period ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016 Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: ... its Elecsys BRAHMS PCT (procalcitonin) assay as a dedicated ... shock. With this clearance, Roche is the first IVD ... solution for sepsis risk assessment and management. ... and PCT levels in blood can aid clinicians in ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: