Pouring granulated sugar on wounds "can heal them faster than antibiotics"

Pouring granulated sugar on wounds 'can heal them faster than antibiotics'Folk medicine from Africa may hold the key to treating wounds that defy modern medicine Sugar draws water from the wound into a dressing which accelerates the healing process By Jenny Hope PUBLISHED: 00:11 GMT, 15 February 2013 | UPDATED: 08:09 GMT, 15 February 2013 According to the study, sugar draws water from the wound into a dressing accelerating the healing process Too much sugar may be bad for the waistline, but it could help doctors heal the sick.

Cancer sufferer girl, eight, fitted with replacement metal bones which will grow as she does

Cancer sufferer, 8, fitted with metal leg bones which will grow as she does Lily had a sore ankle, which her parents put down to a school cross-country runWhen she didn't improve her doctor sent her for an X-ray, when her parents were told she had a bone cancer tumour in her legEight-year-old had to have knee, tibia and part of her femur removed and replaced with adjustable stainless steel bones | UPDATED: 14:14 GMT, 3 October 2012 A girl battling cancer has been fitted with metal bones which will grow as she does.

Musgrove Park Hospital: Toddler who had broken her leg sent home with cast on WRONG limb

Blundering hospital sent injured child home with a plaster cast on the wrong limb Toddler walked around on broken leg for five days after mistakeWas in agony after trampoline accident | UPDATED: 08:48 GMT, 16 August 2012 Blundering doctors sent a toddler with a fractured leg home after putting a cast on the wrong limb.

Teenager who lost his leg to cancer is bought a new prosthetic limb by Britains biggest Euromillions winners who scooped 161million

Money well spent: Teenager who fell over while carrying Olympic torch is bought a new prosthetic limb by Britain’s biggest Euromillions winnersKieran Maxwell had his left leg amputated after getting rare and aggressive cancer Ewings SarcomaLast month while walking with his current prosthetic limb he fell while carrying the Olympic torchEuromillionaires Colin and Chris Weir pay five-figure-sum for a new lightweight leg for the 13-year-old'He'll be able to walk, run and climb just like his friends,' his emotional mum Nicola said today | UPDATED: 07:39 GMT, 1 August 2012 A 13-year-old who lost a leg to cancer will get a new life-changing prosthetic limb from Britain's biggest-ever lottery jackpot winners.

Transplant: Great-grandmother finally finds relief from painful leg ulcers thanks to UK-first technique using dead donor skin

Great-grandmother finally finds relief from painful leg ulcers thanks to UK-first technique using dead donor skin | UPDATED: 09:24 GMT, 8 May 2012 A 92-year-old woman has become the first person in Britain to have a wound completely healed – using a skin transplant from dead people.

World first as surgeons grow bone TWO INCHES and prepare to fit bionic leg to woman who lost limb in 1996 Tube accident

The Tube accident victim who GREW leg bone two inches so doctors can finally fit bionic limb after 15 years in world-first op Marny Cringle couldn't have leg fitted before because stump was too shortLeft leg amputated above the knee after falling under an Underground train A woman who lost a leg when she fell under a London underground train is to receive a bionic limb in a remarkable world-first operation after successfully growing bone.