And the things you think you know could be wrong
Every year millions of Americans get food poisoning. Why isn't that a major news story? Because for the vast majority, the “illness” only amounts to a slight discomfort. Often we aren't even aware we've eaten something that wasn't quite right.
It seems they think coloring it pink will make it good to go
I’m sure MediaPost meant well when it published a recent article but even so -- my fragile, delicate, ladylike shoulders slumped when I read that “Marketers Should Take Women Seriously as Consumers,” because every time marketers attempt to take us womenfolk “seriously” they make utter asses of themselves.
Senator wants more rigorous inspections and clear labeling of Chinese chicken imports
Chicken from China has been blamed by many pet owners for the illnesses and deaths their dogs have experienced after eating treats made with Chinese chicken.
"Reputation management" firms hired writers to gin up phony reviews for businesses
Following a year-long undercover investigation, 19 companies have agreed to top creating fraudulent online reviews and pay $350,000 in penalties, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced this week.
Despite what a caller tells you, your computer is fine
You get a call at home from someone who claims to be from Microsoft tech support. In an urgent, breathless tone, he warns your computer has been compromised with a dangerous virus. You need to follow his instructions, to the letter, immediately. Relax, your computer is fine.
Harvard researchers say more colonoscopies would result in fewer deaths
Colorectal cancer, also known as colon cancer, is caused by tumors growing in parts of the large intestine. In the past a colon cancer diagnosis was very often fatal. By the time it was discovered, it was usually too late.
Experts say the safest solution is to bring baby's crib into the parents' bedroom
One recent study found that 45% of parents had brought their baby into their bed in the previous eight months, even though experts advise against it because it's far too easy for the baby to be squashed or suffocated by its sleeping parents.
As dogs age they, like humans, suffer from aches and pains
As your dog ages, he or she is subject to many of the same ailments you are. If they live long enough they are likely to suffer from arthritis, a crippling and painful condition when it occurs in people. It is no less painful in dogs.
New rules aim to prevent improper assembly, which can cause catastrophic collapse
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued new construction and testing standards for baby cribs with play yards, hoping to prevent serious injuries and fatalities caused by assembly errors.
Consumers allegedly were not given the full story on their “investment”
Telemarketers who allegedly conned older consumers out of nearly $5 million have been ordered to knock it off.
The CDC says the number of reported cases may not even be close
Each year, more than 30,000 cases of Lyme disease are reported to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), making it the most commonly reported tick-borne illness in the United States. But that number could be off by a country mile.
Critics see a certain amount of self-interest behind Zuckerberg and Google's grand plans
Mark Zuckerberg's idea is getting a chilly reception in some quarters. While it would probably add billions of "friends" to Facebook and sell billions of Nokia phones, it's not immediately apparent how it solves the severe health crisis that holds impoverished nations back.
It may be the first fatality but there have been thousands of incidents reported
They look like candy and that's the problem. Laundry detergent pods have been wildly popular with consumers because they make laundry chores a little easier. But unfortunately, the brightly-colored pods look pretty good to infants and children too.
The settlement includes consumer refunds and a hefty fine
Consumers whose cell phone bills were allegedly crammed by Jesta Digital are in for a refund. In addition to the refunds, Jesta -- which also does business as Jamster -- will pay $1.2 million to the Federal Trade Commission.
UPS blames the UPS Store for misaddressing the package and refusing to help the consumer
Last March, a Long Island, N.Y., priest -- we'll call him Father Jim -- learned the hard way not to make assumptions with UPS — or at least not with its independent franchisees.