One in ten women who undergo a Caesarean birth will develop an infection. In the most severe cases it can be life-threatening.
But new research carried out at hospitals in Hampshire shows that applying a new type of honey to the surgery area - could reduce infections dramatically.
It's a development that could save the NHS millions - and save hundreds of lives too. Christine Alsford's report contains minor scenes of surgery.
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Philippa has the weather for the bank holiday weekend in the east
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The weekend will see plenty of sunshine across most of the UK.