Friday, December 28, 2007

Video: Honey Making a Medical Comeback

By Linda A. Johnson, Associated Press, 12/27/2007

TRENTON, N.J. - Amid growing concern over drug-resistant superbugs and nonhealing wounds that endanger diabetes patients, nature's original antibiotic - honey - is making a comeback…

Dr. Craig Lambrecht, a North Dakota emergency physician, started using a paste version of Medihoney while serving with the National Guard in Iraq last winter. (View the video.)

At a military clinic for Iraqi children, he used it on patients with severe burns from cooking fuels, open fires and explosions. He said Iraqi families soon preferred the honey over other treatments because it was natural and because the honey dressings don't need to be changed as often as traditional ones. The children also healed more quickly and with less complications, he said.

After seeing its success in Iraq, Lambrecht, who has five children of his own, is a fan…

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