Honey fights drug-resistant bacterial

Wired News: Honey Remedy Could Save LimbsModern, drug-resistant bacteria are meeting their match in an ancient medicine: honey. Sweeeeeet.


Most tantalizingly, honey seems capable of combating the growing scourge of drug-resistant wound infections, especially methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, the infamous flesh-eating strain. These have become alarmingly more common in recent years, with MRSA alone responsible for half of all skin infections treated in U.S. emergency rooms. So-called superbugs cause thousands of deaths and disfigurements every year, and public health officials are alarmed.

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