The hidden healing power of sugar

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Doctors are finding one way that sugar can benefit your health: it may help heal wounds when antibiotics fail.

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To treat a wound with sugar, all you do, Murandu says, is pour the sugar on the wound and apply a bandage on top. The granules soak up any moisture that allows bacteria to thrive. Without the bacteria, the wound heals more quickly.

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