Sunday, October 21, 2007

Stop Flesh-Eating Superbugs With Honey

By Brandon Keim, Wired Science, 10/19/2007

Drugs might not work against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus -- better known as MRSA, one of the flesh-eating superbugs -- but honey could.

This week's CDC report on the superbug's alarming spread has caused alarm, and understandably so: 90,000 people could be infected this year, and it could kill more Americans than HIV/AIDS. It's scary stuff, with the bug spreading from hospitals to communities and in some cases evolving a total immunity from antibiotics. It's a good time, then to revisit this story I wrote a while back on honey -- an ancient remedy that's being revived for MRSA, burns, and wounds…

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