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Using Manuka honey before treating with antibiotics

Honey has been historically favoured for it’s anti-bacterial properties, but the favouring of synthetic antibiotics over the naturally occurring resource is a missed opportunity.

Research coming out of the iThree Institute at the University of Technology Sydney is looking at potentially using Manuka honey as a first intervention to treat infections.

Daniel Bouzo from iThree is also looking at the feasibility of these treatments in Indigenous communities, as Aboriginal Australians suffer disproportionately higher rates of skin infections than non-Indigenous people.

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