Today’s Headlines: Tom Hanks, Stomach Flu and Food Photos

Tom Hanks reveals he has type 2 diabetes: Actor Tom Hanks revealed that he has been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes on the Late Show with David Letterman this week. According to Hanks, who is now 57, he “has been battling high blood sugar numbers since he was 36 years old,” but was not diagnosed with actual diabetes until more recently. Other stars with the disease include Patti LaBelle, Drew Carey, Sherri Shepherd and Paula Deen. (USA Today)

New experimental vaccine may treat common strains of norovirus: An experimental vaccine shows promise in substantially reducing the symptoms of norovirus, a highly contagious cause of “stomach flu” that can result in abdominal pain, nausea and diarrhea. In the study, people who were “treated with the new vaccine were half as likely to suffer severe symptoms compared to those who were not given the vaccine.” Researchers hope that “it can one day be used as a seasonal vaccine.” (Fox News)

Food photos on social media ‘may ruin your appetite’: Looking at pictures of all your friends’ tasty meals on the internet may actually make you enjoy your own food less, a new study shows. The study’s authors think that seeing too many food images “increases a person’s satiation,” essentially making people get tired of what they’re eating more quickly. One researcher advised that to maximize food enjoyment, “it is best to avoid looking at too many food-related photos.” (Medical News Today)