LOTION DESTROYS SUPERBUG
Deadly hospital superbug MRSA may have finally met its match - a lotion developed by a humble trucker.
Brian Bennett, 64, has no medical or scientific training and stumbled across the solution as he tried to develop a hand cream for his 42-year-old wife.
Experts are convinced the cream will save many lives from the bug, which killed 800 people in British hospitals in 2002, The Sun has reported.
Tests showed that Mr Bennett's lotion destroys MRSA within seconds and can protect people for up to four hours, acting like an invisible glove.
The retired lorry driver spent two years mixing and matching ingredients in his garage at home in Nuneaton, Warkwickshire, hoping to come across a magic potion to help wife Heather's dermatitis.
Mr Bennett told The Sun: "I have no medical training - I didn't even pass biology at school. But I've always liked finding solutions to problems."
Dr Tony Worthington, who ran trials on the cream, said: "This could be a major addition to infection control in hospitals throughout the country."
Thanks to the cream, Mr Bennett's wife is now free of dermatitis and after patenting his formula he stands to make a tidy profit.
May 1, '04
Sounds wonderful, but a word of caution, the "Sun" is a kind of UK version of the "National Enquirer"
Last edit by donmurray on May 1, '04