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What do maggots and magnets have in common?

December 11th, 2011 No comments

The Weekend Australian, 10th December 2011 had an excellent article “Medical maggot makes a comeback” – Treatments from the medieval medicine kit are gaining widespread acceptance.

Healing Maggots

The healing power of maggots!

An almost identical article could be written about the more credible forms of magnetic therapy. Maggot Debridement Therapy as it is called, is an extremely therapeutic, safe, painless, drug free treatment for wounds that are slow to heal. The specially bred maggots both clean the wound and speed up the healing. Who would have thought?

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Well worth a look; the future in health testing

June 23rd, 2010 No comments

A great talk looking at the future in health testing and genetic profiling.

See website The Experimental Man Project

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Using magnetic fields to lengthen prosthesis.

April 22nd, 2010 No comments

One of the problems with using bone prosthesis in children’s legs is that they usually end up with leg length discrepancy and so require numerous surgical interventions over the years to manually lengthen the leg.
Magnetic fields are now being used to lengthen the bone prosthesis and hence avoid the need for surgery and all associated risks and expenses. In a procedure that takes around 20 minutes, an external magnetic field is used the drive a motor to turn a screw and thereby lengthen the leg. See the procedure here …

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