ARTICLES RELATING TO VENOM

Opossums may help humans neutralise snake venom

2015-03-23 10:19

Opossums suffer no ill effects from snake bite venom, and research has found that a certain protein the creatures possess seems to neutralise the venom.

Spider venom may hold key to new painkillers

2015-03-04 11:55

Scientists seek to disrupt the pain pathway when searching for potential new pain medicines, and compounds in spider venom may do just that.

Faith could not save snake-handling preacher

2014-02-17 16:44

Some Pentecostal preachers practice snake-handling as a test of faith, guided by the theory that true believers will not be harmed.

Scorpions and scorpion stings

2012-02-20 11:14

What to do when you and your child encounter a scorpion.

 

Can you identify these 12 dangerous snakes?

2015-03-11 15:21

Snakes could be slithering around close to your home in the wake of the Cape fires. Snake expert Arno Naude speaks to Health24 about snakes you should know about.

Why you shouldn't panic when a snake bites you

2015-02-24 10:26

It is important not to panic after being bitten by a snake – speeding to get to a hospital might be more dangerous than the snakebite.

Spider toxin the future of anti-venom vaccines

2013-05-09 08:37

An engineered spider toxin could be the future of anti-venom vaccines.

Spiders and spider bites

2012-02-16 10:14

Do you know how to spot a dangerous spider? Learn how to protect your family.

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