(Medical Xpress)—Witnessing a car wreck or encountering a poisonous snake are scenes that become etched in our memories.
Snakebite injuries account for around two phone queries every week to the UK National Poisons Information Service, indicates an audit published online in Emergency Medicine Journal.
There is "substantial variation" in the stocks of essential antidotes used to treat various types of life threatening poisoning incidents in UK acute hospitals, finds research published online in Emergency Medicine Journal.
Women who have just finished ovulating are better at detecting snakes than at other times of their menstrual cycle, according to an unusual study that sheds light on in-built reflexes for survival.
Giving low-dose adrenaline to patients who have been bitten by a poisonous snake before treatment with the appropriate antivenom is safe and reduces the risk of acute severe reactions to the treatment, but giving promethazine ...