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The man who injects himself with snake venom holds hope for new antidote

LONDON: For nearly 30 years, London-based reptile enthusiast and musician Steve Ludwin has been injecting snake venom -- a practice that has almost killed him. It may now help save thousands of lives, as researchers search for a new antidote based on his body's response to the toxic fluids. "It sounds very crazy what I am doing but it turns out that it potentially has lots of health benefits," Ludwin, the tattooed 51-year-old told AFP in the living room of his home in the British capital. Ludwin demonstrated his…