Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Hand surgeons provide update on wild animal bites

Injuries from wild animals are relatively uncommon, with a risk of unusual infections and other potentially severe complications, according to a paper in the November issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official ...

Health

Snakebites cost Sri Lanka more than $10 million

Snakebites are a major public health problem in many rural communities around the world, often requiring medical care and affecting victims' ability to work. Every year, snakebites cost the Sri Lankan government more than ...

Health

Ah, spring . . . and a snakebite alert

(HealthDay)—As temperatures rise and spring rains fall, snakes in the U.S. Southwest—including venomous snakes—leave their winter hideouts and become more active. That puts people and their pets at greater risk for ...

Medical research

Novel antitoxin strategy developed using 'tagged binding agents'

A study involving the world's deadliest substance has yielded a new strategy to clear toxins from the body—which may lead to more efficient strategies against toxins that may be used in a bioterrorist event, as well as ...

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