Honey More Effective than Antibiotics

first_imgA good old nature remedy is making a comeback: honey for wounds.  An article on EurekAlert about research at the University of Bonn states that honey is more effective than antibiotics at healing cuts and wounds.  Apparently the ancient Egyptians knew about its healing power.  Honey rejects dead tissue faster, repels bacteria, promotes more rapid healing, hurts less when changing dressings, and even smells nicer.  In a day when bacteria are quickly developing resistance to antibiotics, natural alternatives like honey are again coming into their own.  You may be finding a new name in the bandage department of the drug store: medihoney.    If you’re getting along in years, another story on EurekAlert from Johns Hopkins research said that exercise is still good for you.The honey article states that the antiseptic property is due to glucose oxidase.  This enzyme continually generates small amounts of hydrogen peroxide from the sugars in the honey over time, enough to kill the bacteria without harming the tissues.    It’s good to know what natural remedies are available when a long way from a hospital.  What with maggots (10/24/2003) and worms (07/13/2004), you’ll be all set.  The problem is how to get the honey away from the bees.  If you succeed, at least you can put it on the stings.(Visited 11 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

World Cup background resources

first_imgAll you need to know about the 2010 Fifa World Cup in one place: media toolkit, host cities, stadiums, a history of the tournament, the lowdown on South Africa’s national squad, team statistics, photographs, information on Fan Fests, health, transport … 2010 Fifa World Cup journalist’s toolkit The journalist’s toolkit provides media professionals with comprehensive in-depth background information, statistics, facts, figures and more with over 60 detailed official documents on the 2010 Fifa World Cup. Read more …  2010 Fifa World Cup host cities Nine South African cities are host to the 2010 Fifa World Cup, with the tournament’s 64 matches being played in 10 stadiums, two in Johannesburg and one in each of the other cities. Read more …   2010 Fifa World Cup stadiums Get facts, figures and photographs on the 10 stadiums hosting the 64 matches of the 2010 Fifa World Cup, five of which were built from scratch and one of them – Soccer City, the event’s showpiece – having undergone a massive upgrade to make it the largest stadium in Africa. Read more …   A brief history of the Fifa World Cup A lot happened in 1930. Constantinople was renamed Istanbul, the planet Pluto was discovered, and Agatha Christie’s first Miss Marple novel was published. And world football as we know it emerged with the first Fifa World Cup in Uruguay. Read more …   A brief history of Bafana Bafana South Africa’s national football team, Bafana Bafana (“The Boys”), has a relatively short international history, only playing its first match in 1992 – two years before the country’s first democratic elections. Read more …   Download the 2010 Fifa World Cup Fan Guide Download the 2010 Fifa World Cup Organising Committee’s comprehensive 92-page guide to the tournament, packed with information on stadiums, host cities, fan parks, transport, health, safety and much more. Read more …   2010 Fifa World Cup team statistics Get to know the 32 teams competing in South Africa’s 2010 Fifa World Cup: the matches they’ll be playing, their past performances in the tournament, their countries as footballing nations and much more. Read more …   2010 Fifa World Cup final squads The final 23 players for the 32 squads competing in South Africa’s 2010 Fifa World Cup were announced after the deadline for confirmed teams passed on 1 June. Get the low-down on the 736 footballers battling it out for sport’s biggest trophy. Read more …   2010 Fifa World Cup image library The 2010 Fifa World Cup section of the MediaClubSouthAfrica.com image library has been completely revamped, with hundreds of new, specially commissioned high-resolution photographs of the stadiums, fans, teams and celebrations. Read more …   25 questions on the 2010 Fifa World Cup Whether you plan to be watching the games in a stadium or fan park on the southern tip of Africa, or on the screen back home, here are the answers to 25 frequent questions about the 2010 Fifa World Cup, and the host country. Read more …   Football in South Africa Football is the most widely played sport in South Africa, and the quality of the local game keeps improving – as demonstrated by the increasing number of South African players-in-exile among the glamorous European clubs. Read more …   Sport in South Africa South Africa has a proud sporting history, and its people hold many world records and titles across a host of disciplines, on both an individual and team level. The country is also renowned for its successful hosting of major sporting events. Read more …   2010 Fifa World Cup Fan Fest guide Fan Fests – massive, open-air big-screen gatherings to watch Fifa World Cup matches – attracted more than 18-million people at the 2006 Fifa World Cup in Germany. Now it’s South Africa’s turn to throw its own world-sized football parties. Read more …  The vuvuzela: Bafana’s 12th man Some find it quite annoying, and others even want it banned from stadiums, but South Africans love it dearly: it spurs the crowds on and is the very best local way to show support for Bafana Bafana – it’s the vuvuzela, and it’s here to stay. Read more …  Flying the South African flagThe 2010 Fifa World Cup has hit South Africa, and the country’s striking six-colour national flag is everywhere – wrapped around buildings, on car windows and rear-view mirrors, lining the highways and flying outside homes from suburbs to townships. Read more …  80 pieces of World Cup triviaThe first Fifa World Cup was played in 1930 in Uruguay, where the winning home squad were awarded the Victory trophy. The 1950 Fifa World Cup had no official final match. Be the know-it-all in the stadium during 2010 with our guide to World Cup trivia. Read more …   2010 Fifa World Cup guide to transport Fans attending 2010 Fifa World Cup matches need to have a clear idea of how they are going to get to the stadium, and back. Find out all you need to know about transport arrangements for the World Cup. Read more …   2010 Fifa World Cup health facilities The South African government has assured fans that the country’s health facilities – both hospitals and clinics – are ready for the 2010 Fifa World Cup, and will provide health services of an international standard. Read more …   Download the Traveller’s Guide to Customs The South African Revenue Service has released a handy guide to customs requirements when entering and leaving the country for the 300 000 international visitors expected for the 2010 Fifa World Cup. Read more …  Galleries 2010 Fifa World Cup Stadiums Nelson Mandela meets Bafana Bafana Launch of the Gautrain Tight security for the 2010 Fifa World Cup 30 days to Fifa World Cup Soccer City workers 100 days to kickoff The People’s Bus Beetle mania Nelson Mandela Bay Stadiumlast_img read more

Lessons learned as Hisamitsu cruises past Rebisco-PSL spikers

first_imgAir Force stuns Pocari Sweat MOST READ Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games RELATED VIDEOS “Because they are quick, Hisamitsu can afford to look out for open space; they wait until you move and then make their attack,” said Vicente after his wards suffered a 25-17, 25-10, 25-14 defeat at the hands of the 2002 and 2014 champion club.“When [the Japanese] hit the ball, they look at the position of the hands blocking them and make adjustments,” said Vicente. “We need to learn that.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSix-foot-5 Jaja Santiago towered over her Japanese counterparts, slamming kills for a game-high 16 points.“It was a tough game and the Japanese were really fast,” said Santiago. “I just told myself to keep going and not be intimidated. We learned a lot from this game.” Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR LATEST STORIES BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds The Philippines, also supported here by Grand Sports, Asics and Turkish Airlines, managed to taste the lead, 9-6, in the first set through Santiago’s power and some sneaky net drops by Kim Fajardo and Maika Ortiz.“We need to stop doing that (drops), they don’t win matches,” Vicente said. “We need a systematic offensive pattern.”Yet all in all, Vicente gave his players a passing grade.“Why are you so sad?” asked head coach Francis Vicente during the post-game huddle inside the locker room. “You learned from them. You didn’t play badly. We just need more speed. More volleyball IQ. You got the Japanese coach worried in the first set. Be proud.”Rebisco PSL-Manila will next face Vientin Bank of Vietnam on Friday hoping to score a breakthrough victory in this tough tournament that will be participated in by the eight best clubs in the region.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Coach Francis Vicente to Rebisco PSL You didn’t play badly. You just lacked speed and volleyball IQ. Napainit nyo ulo nung Hapon. Be proud. PHOTO BY MARC REYESUst-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan—For coach Francis Vicente, Rebisco PSL-Manila couldn’t have found a perfect tune-up match than Thursday’s opener against well-oiled Hisamitsu Springs.Vicente said the team—gearing up for the Southeast Asian Games—learned a lot from the Japanese, especially in playing a fast-paced game, using court smarts, and applying floor defense.ADVERTISEMENT Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast View commentslast_img read more