Friday, May 11, 2012
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