Type 2 diabetes
Australian scientists have discovered platypus venom contains a hormone that is also found in humans, and which triggers the release of insulin.
Sedentary lifestyles worldwide cost a total of $67.5 billion, 40 percent of which in the USA, according to a study that also fingers Type 2 diabetes as the biggest problem.
Many rural communities don't have access to clean drinking water, leading people to consume large amounts of sugary drinks instead.
People are injecting themselves with fecal enemas in an effort to cure Crohn's disease and other medical problems, but they're on shaky ground scientifically, say doctors.