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Snake Bites

Heading to the Caribbean? Advice to Stay Safe

Robert L. Quigley, MD, D.Phil. | Posted 08.25.2014 | Travel
Robert L. Quigley, MD, D.Phil.

Travelers heading to the Caribbean may face the "The Deadliest Animal in the World," a pesky and deadly little critter -- the mosquito that's infecting individuals with a less commonly known disease, chikungunya.

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WATCH: Snake Venom: Curse & Cure? | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 04.01.2013 | Science

Venom in the animal kingdom often is used for hunting -- it slows down prey, changes its scent for easier tracking, and essentially digests it alive. ...

Dad Sent 'Outlandish' Bill For Snake Bite

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.15.2012 | Money

The snake bite must have hurt, but the sting felt after receiving the hospital bill was even worse. Daniel Joseph, a 17-year-old from Centennial, ...

Snake Bites Man, Man Bites Snake Back And Gone Is The Snake

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 08.23.2012 | Home

A Nepali farmer exacted revenge on a cobra by biting the snake back and killing it after it had attacked him, the BBC reports. Mohammed Salmodin wa...

The Most Dangerous Animal Bites For Your Pet

Posted 07.18.2012 | Green

By Sally Deneen for Vetstreet: Nearly every day, a frantic caller contacts the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center with a poison complaint relating ...

Boy Bitten By Snake On 'Snake Man Of Appalachia'

Posted 02.03.2012 | TV

Verlin Short, a.k.a. the "Snake Man Of Appalachia" (Thu., 9 p.m. EST on Animal Planet), has one of those jobs that come with big risks. Such as being ...

Don't Get Rattled: Avoiding and Treating Rattlesnake Bites

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

We are now entering the peak of rattlesnake season. In fact, there have been eight rattlesnake bites in LA County since April, according to the County Department of Public Health.

7 Common Survival Tactics (That Will Get You Killed) | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Most of us like to think we'd make it through many life-threatening situations just fine. After all, you've seen the Discovery channel, you've watched...

The Black Mamba: World's Fastest and Deadliest Snake

Huffington Post | Verena von Pfetten | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Snakes are probably our least favorite animal. While we know a lot of them get a bum rap, it's snakes like the Black Mamba that ruin it for the rest o...