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Birch helps wounds heals faster

Posted January 26, 2014

Extracts from the birch tree have served for centuries as a traditional means of helping the damaged skin around wounds to regenerate more quickly. Prof. Dr. Irmgard Merfort from the Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences of the University of Freiburg and her team have now explained the molecular mechanism behind the wound-healing effect of an extract from the outer white layer of the tree’s bark. The scientists published their findings in the journal Plos One.

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Why ‘super honey’ is the bees’ knees for wounds and infections

Posted January 2, 2014

The healing powers of honey have been known about for thousands of years. But Surgihoney, whose natural antibacterial properties have been boosted, is proving highly effective at treating infected wounds and superbugs.

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Skin’s own cells offer hope for new ways to repair wounds, reduce impact of aging on the skin

Posted December 13, 2013

Scientists at King’s College London have, for the first time, identified the unique properties of two different types of cells, known as fibroblasts, in the skin – one required for hair growth and the other responsible for repairing skin wounds. The research could pave the way for treatments aimed at repairing injured skin and reducing the impact of ageing on skin function.

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Extracellular micronutrient levels and pro-/antioxidant status in trauma patients with wound healing disorders: results of a cross-sectional study

Posted December 5, 2013

Disorders in wound healing (DWH) are common in trauma patients, the reasons being not completely understood. Inadequate nutritional status may favor DWH, partly by means of oxidative stress. Reliable data, however, are lacking. This study should investigate the status of extracellular micronutrients in patients with DWH within routine setting.

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Topical Brazilian propolis improves corneal wound healing and inflammation in rats following alkali burns

Posted November 30, 2013

The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of the Brazilian Scaptotrigona sp propolis, a widely used folk medicine, in corneal wound healing and inflammation.

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Healing a wound with vinegar at home

Posted October 31, 2013

Wounds can be difficult to heal. In fact they can sometimes be downright stubborn. If the wound becomes infected with a resistant organism, it may take weeks or months for complete healing. One of the more resistant germs is Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Over time this bacteria has become resistance to many antibiotics and disinfectants. This is most likely due to antibiotic overuse. This is becoming a dangerous trend.

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Studies reveal how maggots clean wounds and aid healing

Posted April 14, 2013

Maggots have been used in ancient times, probably just until antibiotics were developed, to prevent infection and clean wounds. Maggots are known for feasting on dead flesh, with zero desire to munch on healthy skin tissue.

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Sugar For Wound Care, A Sweet Approach

Posted February 16, 2013

You might put sugar in your coffee or on your cereal, but a healthful use may be for wound care. Use of ordinary sugar to treat wounds was recently brought to light by a senior lecturer at the University of Wolverhampton’s School of Health. Here’s more about this sweet treatment, and a bit of honey as well.

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Young coconut juice can accelerate the healing process of cutaneous wounds

Posted December 13, 2012

Estrogen has been reported to accelerate cutaneous wound healing. This research studies the effect of young coconut juice (YCJ), presumably containing estrogen-like substances, on cutaneous wound healing in ovairectomized rats.

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Israeli Researchers Say Fish Oil Helps Heal Bedsores

Posted December 5, 2012

Israeli researchers have discovered that fish oil helps heal bed sores, and can help ease the pain of the critically ill. Tel Aviv University Professor Pierre Singer of the Sackler Faculty of Medicine and Ph.D. Candidate Miriam Theilla at the Rabin Medical Center found that common fish oil provided a host of healing benefits for seriously ill patients.

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