A new honey has been produced that has had ‘amazing’ results treating wounds and infections.The bio-engineered product Surgihoney was tested on babies, new mothers, cancer patients and the elderly for over a year in Hampshire hospitals.
Wounds and ulcers, including those infected with the superbug MRSA, healed within days, while the number of women who suffered infections after giving birth by caesarean section has halved. It has also healed the wounds of soldiers returning from Afghanistan, and been used to treat acne and to protect the skin of cancer patients fitted with a catheter for chemotherapy.
Dr Matthew Dryden, consultant microbiologist at the Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: ‘It will revolutionize wound care around the world.’
Honey has been used for its healing powers for thousands of years, although doctors favor penicillin and antibiotics.
‘Honey is a fantastic natural medicine. The important extra is that it kills the bugs but doesn’t damage the tissue.’
A jar of honey should be in every first aid kit.
A large health care system in Washington State showing that higher blood glucose levels are associated with a greater risk of dementia — even among people who don’t have diabetes. The results, published Thursday in The New England Journal of Medicine,
“We found a steadily increasing risk associated with ever-higher blood glucose levels, even in people who didn’t have diabetes,” Dr. Crane said. Of particular interest: “There’s no threshold, no place where the risk doesn’t go up any further or down any further.” The association with dementia kept climbing with higher blood sugar levels and, at the other end of the spectrum, continued to decrease with lower levels.
This research “offers more evidence that the brain is a target organ for damage by high blood sugar,” said Dr. Munshi. “And everyone is still working on the ‘why’.”
U.S. researchers gave mice sugary diet and found female animals died twice as fast as those eating healthy snacks.
Scientists from the University of Utah found male mice consuming the sugary diet were less able to hold territory and reproduce.
Strangely the animals showed no signs of ill-health including obesity or raised blood sugar levels.
At first, I felt the tingling in my lower back, but now I don’t notice it. And since the battery is deep under the skin of my buttock, I can’t feel it.Posted by Jill Fallon at August 15, 2013 2:08 PM | Permalink
Now I’m back at work, and enjoying swimming, aerobics and the gym again, and have just been walking in the Brecon Beacons. I’ve finally got my life back.
Around 95 per cent of people can be helped by these measures [diet, laxatives and special exercises], but when all else fails we can consider surgery
Sacral nerve stimulation, the procedure Kathryn had, works by stimulating the nerves that control bowel and bladder function
It’s an exciting option because it is low risk — and we can test to see if it works before putting in a permanent implant (it works in around half of patients).