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Entrepreneurship Begins in the Classroom, Study Finds

A new study by Babson College found "overwhelming evidence" that even just a few elective courses in entrepreneurship can inspire students to later launch their own businesses, a result that puts another dent in the old argument that entrepreneurship cannot be taught.

A Bad Job Is Worse for Mental Health Than No Job at All

We all know the psychological impacts of job loss and unemployment can be painful. But a new study reveals something that may surprise some victims of this recession: Having a bad job can be as harmful to your mental health as no job at all -- in fact, it can be even worse.

The Government Reports Aren't an All-Clear for Toyota

The carmaker hoped findings from two federal studies would put to rest speculation about its electronics system as a source for unintended acceleration. But the results may not prove enough to give Toyota a leg up in its ongoing legal battles.

FDA Rejects Orexigen's New Diet Drug Over Heart Concerns

In a surprise move Tuesday, the FDA rejected Orexigen's proposed new diet drug Contrave, saying the company needed to run another study of its cardiovascular risks. With this rejection, all three of a slate of similar diet drugs from competing pharmaceuticals have been turned back by the agency.

Almost Half of All Americans Are on Drugs

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released data that found that almost half of all Americans took at least one prescription drug per month in 2008, up from 43.5% a decade ago.

'Fructose-Slurping' Cancer Could Sour the Soda Business

Soda and processed-food makers insist that all sugars are the same. Yet with studies linking high fructose corn syrup to obesity, diabetes and, most recently, pancreatic cancer, big brands are quietly backing away from using the corn-based sweetener.

Study Says Junk Food as Addictive as Heroin or Cigarettes

Is junk food as addictive as heroin or cigarettes? Previous studies have shown similarities between drug abusers and compulsive eaters, but a new study published Sunday in Nature Neuroscience provides evidence that those who are addicted to junk food experience similar cravings as drug addicts, require increasingly larger amounts of food to feel good and even have a harder time quitting.

Plenty of Bang for Super Bowl Ad Bucks

With many advertisers sitting out the big game to save money, commercial prices are down this year. But a recent study shows that skipping the Super Bowl, even in a recession, may be the wrong play. Turns out, in advertising, the best defense is a funny offense on the first Sunday in February.