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CR Survey: 7.5 Million Facebook Users are Under the Age of 13, Violating the Site’s Terms
Use of Social Media Increases Threat to Personal Security; Annual State of the Net Survey Also Found that Around $2.3 Billion Lost to Malware YONKERS, NY — Of the 20 million minors who actively used Facebook in the past year,...

Consumer Reports Health News — February 2011
HELP FOR YOUR HEART In recognition of February being Heart Health Month, Consumer Reports Health is unveiling several tools for consumers to help gauge their cardiovascular health, including a new heart risk calculator and Ratings for nine common heart screenings....

Consumer Reports Health News — January 2011
IT’S NOT TOO LATE FOR THE FLU SHOT Americans braving winter without a flu shot might want to think again. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports increased flu activity in every state, something that’s expected to continue...

Consumer Reports Health News — December 2010
HIDDEN DANGERS AT THE GYM A new report from Consumer Reports Health looks at the hidden dangers in health clubs ranging from poorly maintained pools to germy gym equipment. The report notes that staph infections, including those that are antibiotic...

Consumer Reports Health News — September/October 2010
SPECIAL REPORT: HOW TO GET A BETTER BREAKFAST Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day, helping you reach your full quota of daily vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients while also helping to control cholesterol and triglyceride levels....

Consumer Reports Health News — July 2010
WHEN A LOWER DOSE WILL DO If you take a prescription drug, there’s a chance you may not be getting enough of your medicine. Or, on the flip side, you may be getting too much. In a new report about...

Consumer Reports Health News — June 2010
Save Big At The Drugstore When purchasing over-the-counter drugs, you can save a lot of money by choosing store-brand drugs. Consumer Reports Health compared the prices for store-brand versions to name-brand drugs for three categories of drugs and found that...

Consumer Reports Health News — May 2010
SUGAR 101: HOW MUCH IS TOO MUCH? Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Gatorade, and other drinks now come in versions made with “real” sugar as opposed to the often vilified high-fructose corn syrup. A whole swath of sugar alternatives are now available to...

Consumer Reports Health News — April 2010
APRIL IS WORST MONTH FOR ALLERGIES; REMEDIES TO EASE THE SUFFERING According to a Consumer Reports Health poll, nearly one out of five Americans missed work last year due to allergies. Those surveyed also identified April as the worst month...

Consumer Reports Health News — March 2010
TIGHT MUSCLES? CONSUMER REPORTS SUGGESTS SOME NONDRUG MEASURES A recent analysis by Consumer Reports Best Buy Drugs found that muscle relaxants were relatively ineffective and potentially dangerous. Michael Jackson and Anna Nicole Smith, for example, reportedly abused the muscle relaxant...

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