Jitters Over Juice: Arsenic Levels High In Some Apple, Grape Juices

Some of the apple or grape juice you keep on hand for the grandkids — or even yourself — may have elevated levels of arsenic,  a new study by Consumer Reports has found. Of 88 samples of various brands of  juice tested, nine had more arsenic than the government’s standard for drinking water, or 10 parts per billion (10 ppb). Apple juice brands that had at least one sample with more than 10 ppb of arsenic included Apple & Eve, …

Texting While Mowing? No Wonder Injuries Are Up

Yes, we know that mowing the lawn can be boring and sweaty and slow. But really, drinking beer while you mow? Talking on the phone? Texting?? People, those mowers can be dangerous! A new poll by Consumer Reports unveiled some of our most dangerous mowing habits —  just in time for a frightening tally of how many Americans suffer lawn mower-related injuries each year, a large percentage of them to older adults. More than 250,000 Americans are treated for lawn mower …

And The Winner of “Best Diet” Is… (You’ll Be Surprised)

Ever heard of the DASH diet? A new ranking of major diet plans says the government-developed DASH plan is the best overall whether your goal is weight loss, controlling diabetes or staying heart-healthy. U.S. News and World Reports, the news magazine better known for its annual college rankings, this week issued its first-ever ranking of 20 popular diet programs based on the recommendations of a panel of 22 health experts. The panel gave top marks to Weight Watchers as the …