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27 June 2011

Ointment to help snakebites

Rubbing snakebites with an ointment that slows the functioning of lymph glands could boost survival times by 50%, according to a study.

Rubbing snakebites with an ointment that slows the functioning of lymph glands could boost survival times by 50%, according to a study.

The new finding is of more than academic interest: every year some 100,000 people worldwide die from snakebites, and another 400,000 must amputate limbs that have been injected with poison.

 
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