Are there any health uses for flies?



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    I don’t know of any medicinal uses for full grown flies, but fly larvae, or maggots, have health uses. Wounds that won’t heal otherwise can sometimes be treated with maggot therapy. They dissolve infected tissue, disinfect the wound, and promote healing.

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    A company in St. Louis called Medros Inc. uses fruit flies to test thousands of drugs for their effectiveness in treating diabetes and cancer.  For testing the diabetes drugs, the flies are grown from eggs in tiny chambers and fed a high-sugar diet in addition to whichever drug is being tested.  If the flies grow normally, then the drug tested may have the potential to fight the toxicity of high sugar in diabetics.  You can read more about it here.  

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