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2014-04-02 08:34:32

New and completely redesigned site offers more information on North American pit viper envenomation and resources to help ensure optimal treatment WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BTG International Inc., the specialist healthcare company, today announces the launch of a new website for CroFab(®) Crotalidae Polyvalent Immune Fab (Ovine), an antivenin for the management of patients who have received venomous bites from North American pit viper snakes. The new...

Fossil Discovery Adds New Chapter In History Of Venomous Snakes
2014-03-20 13:13:24

[ Watch the Video: Venomous Snake Discovery in Africa ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists from Ohio University reported in the journal PLOS ONE that they discovered the oldest fossil of a modern venomous snake in Africa. The discovery provides evidence that snakes such as cobras, kraits and sea snakes were present in Africa as early as 25 million years ago. These elapid snakes belong to a larger group of snakes known as colubroids that have been...

Nasal Spray For Snake Bite Paralysis
2013-07-31 04:44:16

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A team of California researchers has developed a novel approach to treating venomous snakebites by administering antiparalytics topically via a nasal spray, a breakthrough that could dramatically reduce the estimated 125,000 global snakebite fatalities each year. The researchers, led by Dr. Matt Lewin of the California Academy of Sciences in collaboration with the Department of Anesthesia at the University of California, San...

2013-06-11 23:26:35

The American College of Medical Toxicology has launched a national registry of patients with snakebite, with the goals of advancing our understanding of how venoms affect the human body and improving our ability to manage the effects of envenomation. Phoenix, Arizona (PRWEB) June 11, 2013 ACMT has launched the North American Snakebite Registry in order to create opportunities for collaborative research and education among physicians with expertise in the diagnosis and management of snake...

2013-03-21 16:08:10

Warmer weather coaxes snakes out of hiding, and it´s important to know what to do after a snake bite, according to a medical toxicologist at Baylor College of Medicine. "Many people don´t realize how much of an issue snake bites are in this area of the country," said Dr. Spencer Greene, director of medical toxicology and assistant professor of medicine - emergency medicine at BCM. "In fact, our regional poison center reported 235 snake bites - including 148 from known venomous...

2013-02-04 20:20:41

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Shore Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: PSHR) When the temperature rises in Southern California, rattlesnakes come out in droves. The snakes like the heat as much as we do, so there's a good chance you might see one if you're out and about in local wilderness areas. As the six species of rattlesnakes indigenous to the Southland slither into the sun with warmer weather, curious kids, unsuspecting gardeners, nature lovers and their dogs will end up in...

2012-12-20 15:12:33

Half enquiries generated by UK's only native poisonous snake, the adder 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. Changes in data recording mean that these figures are probably an underestimate of the true numbers of snakebite injuries in the UK, suggest the authors. They audited telephone enquiries made to the Cardiff, Edinburgh, Birmingham and...

Morphine Qualities Of Black Mamba Venom
2012-10-04 05:35:50

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The venom from one of the world´s most dangerous snakes contains a potent painkiller that works as well as morphine, but without the toxic side effects, French researchers reported on Wednesday. The deadly black mamba, which uses neurotoxins to paralyze and kill its prey, is one of the fastest and most lethal snakes in Africa. Its venom is among the fastest acting of any snake species, and a bite is lethal if not treated with...

Snake Bite Treatment Derived From Plants
2012-09-17 16:16:45

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists are studying various plants native to Africa in an attempt to develop new, natural treatments for snakebites. Marianne Molander from the University of Copenhagen's Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences has been working with a Danish team to try and find a locally available herbal antidote for snake venom. “Snake venom antidotes are expensive, it´s often a long way to the nearest doctor and it can be difficult...