August 2008

Consumer Reports Health News - September 2008
Welcome to Consumer Reports Health News for health and medical journalists. Consumer Reports and ConsumerReportsHealth.org cover issues pertaining to the efficacy and safety of prescription and non-prescription drugs (including natural medicines), mental health, diet and nutrition, food safety, and fitness....

Home Sellers Can Haggle Broker Commissions
CR’s September issue offers complete guide for buyers and sellers to get the best deal YONKERS, NY — Many real-estate brokers are willing to negotiate their commission rates with sellers who try to haggle, according to an exclusive survey from...

Survey: 44% of Americans Are “Problem Sleepers”
Plus, a guide to the most-effective treatments, including non-drug therapies YONKERS, NY — According to a new Consumer Reports survey to be published in the September issue, 44% of Americans are "Problem Sleepers;" they have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep,...

Ratings of Blood Pressure Monitors and Blood Glucose Meters Have Differences
How to choose the right self-test kit YONKERS, NY — According to the September issue of Consumer Reports, there are big differences in accuracy and consistency among self-monitoring kits for hypertension and diabetes. The report, also available online at www.ConsumerReportsHealth.org...

Survey: U.S. Consumers Lost Nearly $8.5 Billion to Online Threats
Spyware accounts for $3.6 B in losses; 2.1 million computers replaced due to malware September issue features latest ratings of security software YONKERS, NY — The risks associated with using the Internet remain high, yet many consumers are still complacent...

Nissan Murano, Volkswagen Tiguan Are Rated “Very Good” Overall
CR tested three compact and sporty SUVs, and three two-row SUVs for September issue YONKERS, NY — The new Volkswagen Tiguan and redesigned Nissan Murano achieved “Very Good” overall scores—and outpointed some of their competitors—in Consumer Reports’ tests of compact...

Some Lead Test Kits are a Good First Step
Radon kit evaluations show long-term test kits more accurate than short term YONKERS, NY — Consumer Reports’ tests of 18 lead and radon test kits for the September issue confirmed that some are a good first step, but testers also...

Consumer Reports Warns Against the Top Seven Online Blunders
The Most Common Mistakes that Can Cause Data Loss and Identity Theft YONKERS, NY — Consumers beware – careless online behavior can lead to serious issues, such as a ruined computer or identity theft. In its September issue, Consumer Reports...

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