Thursday, September 29, 2016

Manuka Honey Could Help Prevent Hospital-Acquired Infections

Manuka honey could fight off deadly infections in hospital equipment

The Telegraph, 27 SEPTEMBER 2016

Manuka honey could be a powerful new weapon in the battle against hospital-acquired infections, scientists have revealed.

Researchers at Southampton University found that cleansing medical equipment with solutions derived from the Australia and New Zealand-based honey reduced the ability of potentially deadly bacteria to accumulate on surfaces by more than 75 per cent.

The discovery could transform safety for groups at particular risk of bacterial infections, such as the one-in-four hospital inpatients who use a catheter, thousands of whom suffer urinary-tract and other infections each year...

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