Honey could help patients fitted with catheters to keep them free of infection
Scientists at the University of Southampton found that even small amounts of Manuka curbs the growth of microbes.
The findings, published online in the Journal Of Clinical Pathology, could lead to the honey being used in patients fitted with medical devices, such as catheters, which carry a high infection risk.
Around 100 million urinary catheters, used to drain the bladder of urine, are sold worldwide every year.
Up to one in four hospital inpatients may have to use one.
However, long-term use is linked to inflammations and infections.
Professor Bashir Lwaleed said: “We have been able to... read more
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