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2014-07-31 23:14:43

CR urges U.S. Food and Drug Administration to take stronger steps to reduce the dangers of pain-relief medications YONKERS, NY (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 Some pain relief medications can be as addictive as heroin and are rife with deadly side effects. Every day, 46 people in the U.S. die from legal pain pills and for each death, more than 30 people are admitted to an emergency room because of opioid complications. Consumer Reports has taken a close look at the dangers of prescription and...

2014-07-15 23:09:29

Investigation warns of bogus 'natural' beauty claims, ingredients to avoid; Plus, apps that can help shoppers identify safer products YONKERS, NY (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 Beauty products and cosmetics have become overgrown with labels covered with flowers and greenery and words like natural and healthy. The September 2014 issue of ShopSmart, from Consumer Reports, features an in-depth look at hidden health risks that can be found in cosmetics and other beauty products, ingredients to...

2014-07-02 23:08:41

KFC and Sbarro among the lowest-scoring chains overall, Chick-fil-A earns high marks; Plus, the best & worst chains for value, healthy options, most delectable fare. YONKERS, NY (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 The burgers that made McDonald’s famous have been deemed the worst-tasting of all the major U.S burger chains by Consumer Reports’ readers. And when it comes to the most satisfying fast-food dining experience, biggest isn’t always best ― KFC and Sbarro earned some of the lowest...

2014-06-26 20:22:32

Sequoia also ranked highest in California REDWOOD CITY, Calif., June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dignity Health Sequoia Hospital is among the top 15 hospitals in the country for heart surgery - and the highest rated in California, according to Consumer Reports hospital ratings released today. The ratings of 400 hospitals across the U.S. are based on data from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) and address two common heart surgeries - coronary artery bypass and aortic valve...

2014-06-25 08:25:41

New CR "Gadgets to Go" Guide Features Best Mobile Devices, Apps & Tips for Vacation YONKERS, N.Y., June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- No matter where Americans travel this summer, their gadgets will be in tow. According to a national Consumer Reports survey, 94 percent of adult travelers bring electronic devices with them on vacation. CR's new Gadgets to Go report, available online at ConsumerReports.org, and in the August issue of Consumer Reports, features expert advice on the best...

2014-06-19 08:27:11

Large Majorities Agree That Proposed Merger Will Cost Consumers YONKERS, N.Y., June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Most Americans are opposed to the proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable, according to a new public opinion poll by the Consumer Reports National Research Center. The poll showed just 11 percent of the public supports the merger, 56 percent oppose, and 32 percent had no opinion. Large majorities agree that the deal will hurt consumers by leading to higher...

2014-06-03 08:26:24

How to plan a remodeling budget to create space to accommodate parties, homework & more; Plus, Ratings of countertops, flooring, appliances and the best places to shop for them YONKERS, N.Y., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today's kitchens are built for entertaining, digital networks and cooking, but creating one that meets all of these needs can be a challenge. Consumer Reports has compiled a comprehensive kitchen remodeling guide that features essential steps to creating a truly...

2014-05-29 08:33:51

1 in 7 Notified of Personal Data Breach Last Year; Victims of E-mail Phishing Scams Up 22 percent from 2012 YONKERS, N.Y., May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite a rash of high-profile data breaches and cyber threats, an alarming 62 percent of U.S. online consumers have done nothing to protect their privacy on the Internet, according to a recent national Consumer Reports survey. Perhaps not surprisingly, the number of victims is on the rise. One in seven online consumers...

2014-05-29 08:20:35

Jeep Grand Cherokee and BMW 328d diesels shine, Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid underwhelms YONKERS, N.Y., May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Reports fuel economy tests found the Honda Accord Hybrid delivered impressive overall fuel-economy, tying the smaller Honda Civic Hybrid and just below the top-performing Toyota Prius hatchback. The Accord Hybrid's 40-mpg performance on Consumer Reports combined city and highway tests make it a class leader for fuel economy among...

2014-05-20 08:26:20

Many provide excellent protection from UVA and UVB rays; Five common myths about sunscreen debunked YONKERS, N.Y., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When it comes to sunscreen, SPF (sun protection factor) is the feature that influences consumers' purchasing decision most. In its tests of 20 sunscreens, Consumer Reports found two products - BullFrog WaterAmor Sport InstaCool SPF 50+ and Coppertone Sensitive Skin SPF 50 - that provided the SPF promised on the label. The full report and...


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