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Snake Oil Was A Real Thing & 3 Other Things You Should Know About Sham Medicines

Everyone knows the image of the snake oil salesman, pitching worthless — often dangerous — tonics, tinctures, and potions to treat any ailment under the sun. 415 more words

Cell phones: Why monthly insurance usually does not pay off

You cut the best deal you can on that cell phone, and then the friendly salesman has a pitch at the end: For just $5 or $7 or $10 a month, you can protect that device that costs $400 or $600 or $800. 81 more words

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Cell phones: Why monthly insurance usually does not pay off

You cut the best deal you can on that cell phone, and then the friendly salesman has a pitch at the end: For just $5 or $7 or $10 a month, you can protect that device that costs $400 or $600 or $800. 81 more words

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Hot Car Danger

(CR) – Parents and caregivers can’t imagine they could accidentally forget a child in their car, yet almost 40 children die of heatstroke inside vehicles each year. 297 more words

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Harmful supplements

Supplements are easier to get than prescription drugs and they carry an aura of being more natural and thus safer. A Consumer Reports survey finds 50 percent of Americans believe that supplement makers test their products for effectiveness. 326 more words

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Anyone Can Make & Market A Dietary Supplement, Including Consumer Reports

When you see ads for dietary supplements, there are often scientists in lab coats looking at beakers and flasks, saying science-y things. In the real world, just about anyone with a credit card can make and market a supplement, even one that contains potentially unhealthy ingredients. 1,461 more words

Consumer Reports: Sleep Better With Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – One out of four people say they have trouble sleeping. Some may pop a sleeping pill, but most of those drugs can come with side effects. 231 more words

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