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    This Week's Top News Stories: May 7-11

    Germy grocery bag, obesity boom, drug approvals waiting in the wings, and social jet lag.

    Norovirus Outbreak Tied to Reusable Grocery Bag
    Norovirus outbreak in Oregon traced back to a reusable grocery bag filled with food — and left in a bathroom. Read more

    Black Pepper May Help Fight Fat
    The sneeze-y part of black pepper may hamper new fat cells from forming. Read more

    Fat Future: 42% of Americans May be Obese by 2030
    Severe obesity is likely to boom, new report predicts. Read more

    New Diet Drug Lorcaserin Wins Vote from FDA Panel
    Lorcaserin could become the first prescription weight loss drug in more than a decade. Read more

    FDA Panel OKs Truvada as First HIV-Preventive Drug
    Truvada may help prevent the spread of HIV in high-risk groups, FDA panel says. Read more

    Do You Have “Social Jet Lag”?
    Staying up late this weekend? If it messes up your sleep pattern, you could experience “social jet lag,” without changing time zones. Read more

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