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Salty Water Better for Treating Wounds than Soapy Water

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Salty water may be better for cleaning certain wounds than soap and water, new research suggests. Writing in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers from McMaster University in Canada say not only is saline water better at cleaning open fractures, but it’s considerably cheaper, which would be good news for developing countries where open fractures are more common. "There has been a lot of controversy about the best way to clean the dirt and debris from serious wounds with...

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