Health

Consumers Unwittingly Equate “Natural” With No GMOs
Survey Finds 64 Percent of People Think “Natural” Means No GMOs; Virtually All Samples of Tested Products with Only “Natural” Label Contained Substantial Levels of GMOs Organization Calls for Mandatory Labeling of GMOs in Food, and a Ban on the...

Consumer Reports Warns Against the Risks of Prescription and Over-The-Counter Painkillers
CR urges U.S. Food and Drug Administration to take stronger steps to reduce the dangers of pain-relief medications YONKERS, NY — Some pain relief medications can be as addictive as heroin and are rife with deadly side effects. Every day,...

Which hospital should you go to if you need heart surgery?
Consumer Reports’ first-ever Ratings of more than 400 hospitals can help patients find the right one YONKERS, NY — Consumer Reports’ first-ever Ratings of hospitals for heart surgery finds some top-rated hospitals in surprising places, and that performance can vary...

Consumer Reports Tests Raise Questions About Some Sunscreens Claimed SPF Protection
Many provide excellent protection from UVA and UVB rays; Five common myths about sunscreen debunked YONKERS, NY ― When it comes to sunscreen, SPF (sun protection factor) is the feature that influences consumers’ purchasing decision most. In its tests of...

Consumer Reports Finds Many Hospitals do Too Many C-sections
CR releases most comprehensive info ever on C-section rates for individual U.S. hospitals, covering 1,500 hospitals in 22 states YONKERS, NY — A Consumer Reports analysis of over 1,500 hospitals in 22 U.S. states suggests that some hospitals do a...

Deliberations Begin on Approving Artificial Ingredients in Organic Production: Consumer Reports Survey Show 7 Out Of 10 Americans Want As Few Approved As Possible
CR also fights to end the use of antibiotics on all organic fruits and vegetables; Survey shows that 9 out of 10 don’t believe their use should be allowed SAN ANTONIO, TX — Today, Consumer Reports is releasing a nationally...

Consumer Reports: Potentially Harmful Bacteria Found on 97 Percent Of Chicken Breasts Tested
About half of samples tested had at least one bacteria resistant to three or more classes of antibiotics; bacteria were more resistant to antibiotics approved for use in chicken production YONKERS, NY — In its most comprehensive tests of meat...

Consumer Reports Poll Finds Over One Third of Consumers More Confused on Health Law Since Start of Open Enrollment
Consumer Reports HealthLawHelper.org Cuts Through Opinions to Provide Consumers with the Unbiased Facts They Need to Make Decisions About Their Health Insurance Needs for 2014 YONKERS, NY — One month after the start of open enrollment in the new Health...

Consumer Reports Tests Finds Salmonella Outbreak Strain in Sample of Foster
Organization calls on Foster Farms to recall chicken from associated plants YONKERS, NY — As part of its ongoing testing program of the safety of meat and poultry in the food supply, Consumer Reports found a strain of Salmonella Heidelberg...

Consumer Reports Releases Annual Health Insurance Plan Rankings—Including 114 “Best Value” Plans
Analysis Found Expensive Care Doesn’t Mean Better Care YONKERS, NY — For the fourth year in a row, Consumer Reports published rankings of hundreds of health insurance plans across the United States to help consumers determine which ones may be...

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