Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Lunchtime reading: two good news

Lunchtime reading reveals how science reveals simple solutions to combat infection:

This article (from one year ago) described how ion-imbalanced salt solution can help kill bacteria in the most chronic wounds. Interesting chemistry there!

A more recent article on how honey (yes, that's honey!) may combat increasingly antibiotic-resistant bacteria in infections found on chronic wounds and burns. While honey may have been part of "homeopathy" for many centuries, it is only now that the "scientific" circle begin to acknowledge its effectiveness.

1 comment:

J.T. said...

It's well known that manuka honey from NZ has powerful antibacterial properties. See http://www.manukahoney.co.nz and http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/3787867.stm

Unfortunately, manuka honey costs about 4 or 5 times more than the regular stuff :(