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Consumer Reports: Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs the Health Crisis of This Generation
New report investigates the rise of the superbug and offers advice on immediate actions to thwart the spread; CR survey reveals 41 percent of Americans unaware of antibiotic resistance YONKERS, NY—Decades of inaction to curb the overuse of life-saving antibiotics...

Consumer Reports Aims to Stop the Spread of Superbugs
CEO Marta Tellado at White House Forum Today WASHINGTON, DC – Consumer Reports, the world’s largest and most trusted nonprofit consumer organization, today announced its commitment to help wipe out antibiotic-resistant bacteria or “superbugs.” Infections related to the use of...

Consumer Reports Latest Sunscreen Tests Find Eleven Products That Didn't Meet Their SPF Claims
Results reveal many provide excellent protection from UVA & UVB rays, some at a low cost; Natural sunscreens don’t work all that well according to CR’s tests YONKERS, NY – When shopping for sunscreen, SPF (sun protection factor) is usually...

Consumer Reports Tests Found Insect Repellents That Are Safer, More Effective Than Some Deet Products
For the first time, picaridin & oil of lemon eucalyptus products top the ratings YONKERS, NY—There is good news for consumers concerned about dousing their skin with potentially harmful repellents in order to arm themselves against insect bites. Consumer Reports...

Consumer Reports Examines Pesticide Use On Produce to Help Consumers Reduce Exposure
Risk Guide for 48 Fruits and Vegetables from 14 Countries; Choosing Organic Always the Safest Choice but in Many Cases Conventional Can Be As Low Risk YONKERS, NY — Fresh produce is an important part of a healthy diet. A...

Consumer Reports Warns Against the Risks of Radiation Overexposure from Unnecessary CT Scans
Researchers Estimate at Least Two Percent of All Future Cancers in the U.S. Will Stem from CT Scans Alone – That’s Approximately 29,000 Cases and 15,000 Deaths Per Year YONKERS, NY — X-rays have been used for almost 120 years...

Consumer Reports’ Survey Finds Americans Mistaken About Safety and Effectiveness of Weight-Loss Supplements
New Test Results for Treadmills and Ellipticals Finds Many Home Machines Add Features and Connectivity Trying to Replicate a Personal Trainer YONKERS, NY — With the New Year close at hand, many Americans use this milestone to start a new...

Consumer Reports Finds Striking Link between “Respectful” Treatment and Medical Errors
Nearly 30 percent of U.S. patients said they experienced a preventable medical error in new CR survey; About one in four reported that medical personnel didn’t always treat them “like a person” YONKERS, NY — In a new report that...

Consumer Reports Issues New Consumption Guidelines Based On Analysis of Arsenic Levels in Rice Products & Other Grains
Recommendations include restricting children’s intake of hot & cold rice cereals, rice pasta & rice drinks; CR continues to call on FDA to set standards, especially for products children consume most YONKERS, NY ― Consumer Reports (CR) is issuing new...

Consumer Reports’ Health Insurance Tool Helps Consumers Navigate Open Enrollment
HealthLawHelper.org Can Help People Understand Their Options and Take Advantage of Tax Benefits; Open Enrollment starts November 15 YONKERS, NY — With the open enrollment period for health coverage beginning on Saturday, November 15, Consumer Reports has a web-based tool...

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