First look at Tom Hardy in Venom

2018-01-14 11:35

Sony Pictures released a first look at Tom Hardy in Venom and it's not what you'll expect.

A deadly story – the origins of poisoning

2017-10-18 10:00

While we encounter many poisonous substances in our daily lives, they're relatively easy to avoid. The notion of deliberately poisoning another person is however a different matter altogether.

Anti-venom stocks for snake bites critically low

2015-09-10 09:00

WITH an estimated 257 deaths from snake bites a year in South Africa, and summer fast approaching, Medicins Sans Frontieres say that stocks of anti-venoms are critically low.

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.

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.


WATCH: Tom Hardy gets into fighting shape for new role

2017-11-06 12:07

Tom Hardy is getting into fighting shape for his new role as Spider-Man's most iconic villians, Venom.

Mooi River man survives venomous snakebite

2016-02-03 11:01

A Mooi River farmer was rushed to hospital on Monday night after he was bitten by a venomous snake.

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.

SA snakes and snakebites: a parent's guide

2015-03-05 12:03

A quick guide to which South African snakes are dangerous, what their bites can do and what to do if your child was bitten by a snake.

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.

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