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August 27, 2005

Leeches and Maggots Require Prescription

FDA advisers considering how much scrutiny to give to leeches and maggots used for medicinal purposes yesterday decided they should require a prescription. (Boston Globe)

July 24, 2005

Maggot Treatment Saves Woman's Foot

Barbara Enser wasn't very comfortable at first with the idea of using maggots to clean the wound on her right foot. But if it meant saving it from amputation, she was willing to give it a try. For the procedure, the maggots - about 2 millimeters each in size - are placed on the wound, then surrounded by an adhesive foam, clear tape, and a gauze bandage. (AP)

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August 6, 2004

Maggots Clean Wounds, Man Claims Yoga Treats MS

Maggots can clean out wounds that just won't heal, and wound-care clinics around the country are giving them a try.

A man declares Hatha yoga treats Multiple Sclerosis.

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