Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
More Cases of Rare Foodborne Infection Reported in Iowa
Fifteen more infections from a rare, food-born parasite have been reported in Iowa, bringing the total number to 60, state officials said.
Nebraska has had 35 cases of infection caused by cyclospora, which causes severe diarrhea. It's believed that the parasite came from vegetables, but investigators haven't determined which kind, the Des Moines Register reported.
It's likely that whatever vegetables caused the outbreak -- which began in mid-June -- have been sold and consumed or thrown out, according to officials. However, they reminded people to carefully wash their produce and said cooking should kill the parasite.
Vegetables from home gardens should be safe, authorities said.
In the previous 20 years, there have been 10 confirmed cyclospora cases in Iowa, the Register reported. The infection can be treated with antibiotics.
'Glee' Actor Cory Monteith Found Dead in Canadian Hotel
Foul play has been ruled out in the death of Cory Monteith, a lead actor on the television show "Glee."
He was found dead in a Vancouver hotel room on Saturday. The cause of death was not immediately apparent, but police said it was not foul play. An autopsy on the 31-year-old Canadian actor will be conducted Monday, CNN reported.
Police said that Monteith's body was discovered by staff members at the Pacific Rim Hotel after he missed his checkout time. He had checked in on July 6.
Monteith had several people over to his room at one point Friday night but was seen on hotel surveillance video returning to his room in the early morning hours by himself, acting Chief Constable Doug LePard told reporters, CNN reported.