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Health Check: does drinking alcohol kill the germs it comes into contact with?

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Alcohol is a well-known disinfectant and some have speculated it may be useful for treating gut infections. Could alcohol be a useful agent to treat tummy bugs and throat infections?

Vincent Ho, lecturer and clinical academic gastroenterologist, Western Sydney University, provides the verdict:


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cllady01 profile image

well, I guess the saying: "a little wine for the stomach's sake" has meaning after all.

Well I am taking this as good news!! :)

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