Consumer Reports

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Has this happened to you lately? You go to refill one of your regular prescriptions at the pharmacy and the copay has gone up — a lot.
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Who’s better at using sunscreen lotion, men or women? Truthfully, they’re both pretty lousy at it, according to a new government study. Even sadder: New testing of sunscreen lotions finds you can’t always believe the claims on the label.
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No, it’s not just your imagination. Toilet paper squares are surreptitiously shrinking — getting smaller, thinner and/or fewer.
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Otra vez las sodas o refrescos vuelven a las noticias y de manera negativa. En esta ocasión la Administración de Alimentos y Medicamentos (FDA, por sus siglas en inglés) está investigando el colorante que se usa en algunas sodas, maltas -y hasta alimentos- para darles ese tono caramelo, tan apetitoso a la vista.
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Caramel coloring, the stuff used to give sodas their brown color, may sound harmless, but a new study shows it can contain a chemical that's been linked to cancer - and the Food and Drug Administration is checking it out.
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The label on the package of ground beef says "all-natural." What the heck does that mean?
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Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of the summertime season -- do you have enough sunscreen?
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I hate the "B" word, no not blonde, since I hear those jokes all the time. BUDGET....it is just like nails running down a chalkboard for me to even think about, much less have to act upon.  
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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.
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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??
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