Monsters, snakes and crabs, oh my! 4 spooky creatures that might save your life

The very thought of things that are slimy, slither or have 10 legs is enough to make your skin crawl – but did you ever consider that perhaps creatures like this may be able to save your life?

Some medicines that help people to manage certain chronic diseases – and even a chemical that ensures medical products are clean – are derived from these weird, even scary, critters!

Find out more about the spooky connection these scary creatures have with your health in this post from the Your Health Today blog.

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