News

Optimel secures its niche

In Part 4 of Insight’s dry eye series, Melcare Biomedical CEO Anthony Moloney reveals how his company’s Australian-made product has proven to significantly reduce the severity of dry eye symptoms…

Research

Effect of a formulated eye drop with Leptospermum spp honey on tear film properties

Published in January 2020, a study in the British Journal of Ophthalmology evaluates the effects of a proprietary formulated eye drop with Leptospermum spp honey versus a conventional lubricant eye…

Family Health

Is a spoonful of honey the best thing for a child’s cough?

For generations, parents have given coughing children a spoonful of honey at bedtime to ease their cough so everyone can get some sleep. In an article published by the ABC…

Health and Wellness

The association of Leptospermum honey with cytokine expression in the sinonasal epithelium of chronic rhinosinusitis patients

A study published in the World Journal of Otorhinolaryngol in September 2018 identifies the differences in cytokine expression between sinonasal tissue from patients treated with Leptospermum (Manuka) honey (LH) irrigation…

News

Honey, not antibiotics, recommended for coughs

An article published in August 2018 in the NHS outlines new guidelines for how doctors should treat acute coughs. The guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence…

Research

Treatment of contact lens related dry eye with antibacterial honey

A study published in January 2018 by the Queensland University of Technology assesses the effects of Manuka (Leptospermum sp.) honey eye drops (Optimel, Melcare, Australia) on dry eye in contact…

News

World-first Manuka Honey trial offers sweet relief for dry eye sufferers

In a world first, Queensland-based TGA licensed medical device manufacturer Melcare Biomedical, has announced the results of research undertaken by Queensland University of Technology (QUT) into the use of its…

Research

Evaluation of Manuka Honey in the Management of Allergic Fungal Rhinosinusitis

A case study published by the Journal of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery in April 2011 reviews two case studies diagnosed with AFRS (Allergic Fungal Rhinosinusitis) who have undergone functional endoscopic sinus…