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Avoiding An Unnecessary C-section
- Consumer Reports looked into why so many women with low-risk first pregnancies end up having C-sections.
Consumer Reports: Zika Insect Repellents
- Consumer Reports tests insect repellents for their effectiveness in avoiding mosquitoes that are infected with the Zika virus.
Hidden Sugar in Food
- It's no secret that foods like soda and doughnuts are packed with added sugar. But it's also hiding in nutritious-sounding foods.
Consumer Reports says you may be eating more of the sweet stuff than you think and it could be harming your health.
Beware Of Calls From IPS
- We were among the first in the country to warn you about the fraudulent IRS scam phone calls. Now there's a new group of crooks circulating who's using the name IPS. They know just enough information to throw you.
Safest Child Safety Seats
- Based on its latest tests, Consumer Reports is urging parents to move their children out of infant carriers and into rear-facing convertible seats at a younger age.
Naughty and Nice Company Policies
- Consumer Reports has released its sixth annual Naughty and Nice list of consumer-friendly and not-so-friendly practices and policies at various companies.
Should You Buy An Ultra HD TV?
- Sales of ultra high definition TVs are way up this year. With their great picture quality, it's no wonder. Consumer Reports has tested U-H-D sets from LG, Samsung and Sony in its labs.
- A warning from Consumer Reports.
If you've got an older laptop, prepare for it to stop working.
The latest survey finds laptops that are more than three years old are much more likely to break.
And once they're five years old, 25% have had a serious problem, often catastrophic. But one brand tops the rest when it comes to reliability.
Top Pressure Washers
- Every year more than 6,000 people wind up in the emergency room from accidents involving pressure washers.
They're powerful and handy clean- up tools, but their spray can be dangerous.
Consumer Reports has some safety advice, along with its latest test results.
Best Buy Leaf Blowers
- New tests and ratings for leaf blowers.
Consumer Reports has tested and rated more than 60 of them, ranging in price from $60 for some handheld electric models to $800 for super powerful gasoline units.
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