There are an estimated 76 million cases of food poisoning in the United States every year. A small fraction of these illnesses lead to hospitalization and death, but the vast majority usually just lead to a wretched day on the toilet.
The recent report of a tapeworm infection turning into possible cancer inside a 41-year-old man sounds more like a horror movie premise than science. But it is real, and has led to questions about whether common infections, previously thought to be harmless, can turn potentially fatal.
After years of bad news about the obesity epidemic, which affects one-third of Americans, things may finally be looking up. In the past 10 years the rates of obesity appear to be leveling off among both children and adults.
Robin Williams' widow is speaking out about the disease process she blames for taking her husband's life. She wants his millions of fans to know the legendary comedian and actor didn't so much take his own life, as was widely reported in August 2014, but rather had it taken from him.