Medications

Scorpion sting might save lives from coronavirus

The potential of scorpion venoms to combat the threat of new variants of coronavirus is being explored by scientists from the University of Aberdeen and the University of Suez Canal, Egypt.

Health

How to avoid snakebites, and what to do if you're bitten

Having received more than 85 calls this year about snakebites, the Blue Ridge Poison Center at UVA Health is sharing tips on how to avoid snakebites and what to do—and not do—if you get bitten.

Immunology

Mastocytosis and hymenoptera venom allergy profiled in the U.S.

The prevalence of hymenoptera venom anaphylaxis (HVA) in the United States is 0.167 percent, and mastocytosis is more common among those with HVA, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical ...

Immunology

Q&A: Bee sting allergy—here's what you need to know

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am 52 years old and recently experienced a severe reaction when I was stung by a bee. I do not have any other allergies and I do not recall having a reaction to a bee sting as a child. Is it normal to ...

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Venom

Venom is any of a variety of toxins used by certain types of animals. Generally, venom is injected by such means as a bite or a sting.

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