Archive: 09/25/2009

Device approval exposes political pressure on FDA

(AP) -- The Food and Drug Administration has taken the unprecedented step of acknowledging that it buckled to "extreme" pressure from Capitol Hill in its approval of a knee repair device last year. While FDA officials call ...

dateSep 25, 2009 in Medications
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Hard-drive makers see big run-ups on PC recovery hopes

Investors willing to make early bets on the recovery of the PC sector have scored big with Seagate Technology and Western Digital Corp. -- two makers of hard-disk drives that have seen their market values more than triple ...

dateSep 25, 2009 in Business
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Yahoo director to step down at end of year

(AP) -- Yahoo Inc. director Maggie Wilderotter plans to step down from the slumping Internet company's board at the end of this year. The resignation will leave Yahoo with 11 directors.

dateSep 25, 2009 in Business
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Can stress be healthy?

Stress doesn't just motivate us to get things done. Short bouts of it may actually boost the immune system and protect against one type of cancer, according to researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine, who ...

dateSep 25, 2009 in Health
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