Manuka honey hailed for ability to keep medical devices free from infection



Manuka honey could be used to help keep internal medical devices such as urinary catheters free of infection, according to new research.
Scientists at the University of Southampton have found that even low dilutions of Manuka honey can curb the activity and growth of bacterial biofilms - a thin layer of microbes that build up on, and stick to, any surface including plastic.
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 urinary catheters, which carry a high infection risk.
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27 September 2016 in Regional East, Views: 41
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