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Scientists admit to being “astonished” to find that a 9th Century, Anglo-Saxon treatment for eye infections essentially wiped out cultures of methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus. With onion, garlic, cow bile and wine as ingredients, you are unlikely to find it on your pharmacist’s shelf, for now, at least. The BBC has the interesting story of how this came to light, as well as the recipe, (in case you’re itching to try it, I guess): http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-32117815

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