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Snake Venom

Gwyneth Paltrow catches a lot of heat for using snake venom facial moisturizer.

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As it turns out, snake venom has a wide variety of good uses, besides facials: It's being used to help fight Alzheimer's and prostate cancer and to treat strokes.

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