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Ancient Honey Remedy Could Be Effective in Promoting Soft Tissue Healing

Researchers have put a spotlight on an ancient remedy, manuka honey, produced from the nectar of the manuka tree, to study the perceived benefits of its natural antibacterial properties.  The study’s findings suggest that sandwiching nano-layers of minute amounts of manuka honey between layers of surgical mesh inhibits bacteria for up to three weeks as …

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Additional heart artery stenting Helps to Prevent future heart attacks

University of Sheffield (UoS) researchers say that patients who have had emergency heart attack treatment with heart artery stenting—and have significant narrowings in their other untreated arteries—can benefit from additional stenting to help prevent future heart attacks. Over 700 UK patients took part in the UK investigations led by Rob Storey, Professor of Cardiology at …

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Research Findings Indicate Ivacaftor May Decrease Common Infections in CF Patients

Patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) who take the drug, Ivacaftor, appear to have fewer respiratory infections over time than those not taking the drug, according to new research findings published online in the Annuals of the American Thoracic Society. The hereditary disorder, Cystic fibrosis, is caused by mutations in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator …

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