A new study points to risk and protective factors
Some startling new findings have emerged in a study of mental health risk and resilience conducted among U.S. military personnel.
Women, infants, and children will have more access to healthy foods
The nation's low-income pregnant women, new mothers, infants and young children will soon have better access to fruits and vegetables, whole grains and low-fat dairy products.
Consumer Federation of America urges government to "take action"
Consider this appalling statistic: in the 22 days spanning Feb. 8 to March 1, four American children died after accidentally strangling on window-covering cords.
Feds have been investigating the problem since January 2011
Some GM truck owners say their vehicles are especially prone to corrosion of brake lines and other vital elements. General Motors says the problem is not unique to one manufacturer.
DNA tests confirm one pregnant bedbug can spawn an entire colony
It's not surprising to read that recent genetic tests on bedbugs confirmed that prolific bedbug breeding explains much of the recent renaissance in world bedbug populations.
Researcher suggests listening to, not tuning out, opposing views
The 2012 election seems like ancient history now but some of the friendships damaged by political posturing on Facebook linger on.
Feds say the company collected hundreds of millions of dollars in kickbacks
An alleged a mortgage insurance kickback scheme is at the heart of an administrative proceeding brought against PHH Corporation and its affiliates by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).
Brtish researchers reduce severity of peanut allergies via controlled exposure
There's possible good news for peanut allergy sufferers, though it definitely falls under the “Don't try this at home” category.
Patients' medical histories and examination notes were displayed on the open Internet
A medical transcription service company's inadequate data security measures unfairly exposed the personal information of thousands of consumers on the open Internet, in some instances including consumers’ medical histories and examination notes, the Federal Trade Commission charged.
The "regulated monopoly" model is broken; the question is how to replace it
One way or another, the old copper-based telephone networks will be going away. Critics say it's already happening, as telephone carriers fail to maintain the networks and fail to adequately repair damage caused by storms and accidents.
State reaches agreement with Certus, Dealer Warranty Services
Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster says his office has reached a settlement with the owners of a former vehicle extended-service-contract seller, Dealer Warranty Services, LLC, which also did business nationwide under the name "Certus" and "Certus Assurance Group."
Himalania pink salt designated GMO-free since last May
In the world of buzzword marketing, sometimes “cynical genius” and “jaw-dropping stupidity” look exactly alike. And we have wasted the better part of an afternoon trying and failing to figure out which description applies to whoever decided to slap the “verified non-GMO” label on jars of their Himalania brand pink salt.
Blood type had "absolutely nothing" to do with how test subjects responded to the diet
There are lots of fad diets, and one of the most popular at the moment is the "blood type diet," promoted by Peter J. D'Adamo, a naturopath who claims that an individual's nutritional needs vary by blood type. But researchers from the University of Toronto have found that the theory behind the diet is not valid.
Drivers will be giving up lots of sensitive data, AAA tells the Federal Trade Commission
Noting that about one in five new cars sold this year will collect and transmit data outside the vehicle, AAA is urging companies to protect drivers by adopting its new “Consumer Rights for Car Data.”
Not until 1987 were hope chests made that open from inside
When you're browsing in a secondhand shop or antique store, or brushing dust off the heirlooms in Grandma's attic, chances are you'd never think to ask yourself, “Has there been a safety recall on this lovely vintage pre-World War Two antique?”