Honey’s potential to save lives by destroying harmful fungus

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  • Student used different concentrations of Surgihoney

  • Even the lowest concentrations had a significant effect

The healing powers of honey have been known for thousands of years. Now a graduate from The University of Manchester has discovered a powerful link between a medicinal type of honey and the destruction of a fungus that can cause blindness or even death.

World’s first clinical guidelines for chronic fungal lung infections

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  • Aspergillosis kills about 80% of sufferers over five years, unless diagnosed and treated

  • The new guidelines describe features of the disease and provide treatment recommendations

A University of Manchester professor has led the group which has published the world’s first guidelines for chronic fungal lung infections for doctors and laboratories

LIFE’s serious fungal diseases estimates reach 5 billion population coverage

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Over 1000 attendees at the Trends in Medical Mycology (TIMM) meeting in Lisbon from 63 countries, heard how many serious fungal infections there are estimated to be in Mozambique, Madagascar, Pakistan, Algeria, Venezuela, Serbia, Greece, Portugal and France. Around 390 million people live in these countries and the fungal problems seen in each. vary substantially. Tinea capitis is a big problem in sub-saharan Africa, along with complications of AIDS.