Venom from box jellyfish causes extreme pain and tissue damage. Massive exposure can cause death.
Box jellyfish stings are excruciating and occasionally deadly. We have identified a common, cheap drug that is already on the market and which could be a treatment candidate with further development.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with Québec Premier François Legault last month.
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Canada’s recent decision to temporarily stop deporting Haitians and Venezuelans reaffirms the nation’s commitment to vulnerable people. However, Quebec’s recent policies don’t match with Canada’s.
Keep the buzz. Lose the hangover.
A new pill may lower blood alcohol levels, helping a hangover and preventing alcohol overdose deaths.
A deadly meeting? The potentially lethal viper, Echis carinatus.
News that a leading manufacturer will cease making a well-known antivenom is not actually new.
Arthur Conan Doyle himself was also poisoned by heartbreak grass – but this was self-inflicted, and not fatal.
There’s much that Perepilichny could have learned from Arthur Conan Doyle, and him in turn from an ancient king called Mithradates.
Opioid addicts now being armed with overdose antidote.
Many first responders’ – even some university police officers – are carrying a new tool in their first-aid kits. It’s naloxone, the opioid overdose antidote drug, and today it’s more widely available than…