Manuka Honey Could be Used During Surgical Operations to Fight Infection

Honey is not just tasty, it is also really useful in medicine because it has antibacterial properties, which means it can be used to kill germs.

Now scientists have been looking into how honey sandwiched between layers of mesh could help people who have had operations avoid getting infections.

Engineers and scientists at Newcastle and Ulster University put small amounts of manuka honey between layers of the surgical mesh used in operations and added electricity to make it into a coating.

The coating on the mesh stops bacteria from growing for up to three weeks as the honey is slowly released.

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