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Top News Stories: August 3-9

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Danger lurking in movie theater popcorn, a look into the brains of hoarders, a new swine flu outbreak, and more of this week’s top news stories.

Buttered Popcorn Flavoring Linked to Alzheimer’s
You might want to take it easy on your favorite movie theater treat: new studies suggest the butter flavoring used in popcorn can trigger Alzheimer’s disease. Read more

New Swine Flu Outbreak Worries CDC
A new strain of swine flu has sickened 16 people in the last three weeks and drawn the attention of the CDC. Read more

Hoarders’ Brains Overwhelmed by Decisions
An imaging study of hoarders has found that the brain regions associated with decision making go on high alert, overloading the system when they need to decide to keep something or throw it away. Read more

Obesity Paradox: Thin Not in for Type 2 Diabetes?
Thin people might be at a disadvantage when it comes to type 2 diabetes. According to a new study, people who are overweight or obese when they’re diagnosed with the disease appear to live longer than those whose body weight is normal at diagnosis. Read more

Generic Singulair Approved
The FDA gave approval for 10 drugmakers to start producing generic versions of the popular allergy and asthma drug Singulair. Read more

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