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The University of Sao Paulo, Brazil have reported that venom from bee stings could help control inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis.

Lead Scientist, Dr Suzana Beatriz De Mello, explained to the Daily Telegraph; bee venom caused increased levels of anti-inflammatory hormones called glucocorticoids.  Bee venom is a complex mixture of substances that are known to induce immune and allergic responses in humans to help regulate inflammation.