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CT Scans for Concussions
- The number of children rushed to the emergency room because of a head injury has increased dramatically in recent years, according to the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Often children undergo a C-T scan, also known as a CAT scan.
But Consumer Reports cautions in many cases the test isn't needed and can lead to long-term health risks.
11 CFA Investigation: Diapers Can Be Deadly For Pets
- An important warning about a very common item that can be deadly to pets.
Sharing Passwords for Video Streaming Sites
- A newly released Consumer Reports survey shows that 46 percent of people share the passwords for their video streaming services.
11 CFA Alert: Phone Scammers Pretend To Be Sheriff's Deputies
- A convincing scam is targeting people in Southern Colorado.
Cell Phone Chargers
- Some cell phone batteries last a lot longer than others.
Among the best in Consumer Reports' tests are Samsung Galaxy S4, S5, Alpha and Notes; the LG G phones; the Motorola Droid Turbo; and the Apple iPhone 6 Plus.
Another option is to get a charging device.
Super Snack Bars
- The most overcrowded section of your grocery store these days may well be the snack bar aisle.
Sales are on the rise with 20% of Americans saying they munch at least one bar a day, according to Mintel Market Research.
Consumer Reports sampled dozens of bars to help you find the best.
Echo: Amazon's Answer Machine
- Online retail giant Amazon has introduced the Echo.
It's similar to Apple's Siri or Google Now, using voice recognition to respond to your questions and commands.
But instead of having to pull out your smart phone, Echo sits in one spot, making it particularly handy in a home or office. Consumer Reports takes a look at what the $200 device can do.
Alleged Car Thief Found with More than 100 Sets of Keys
- A man accused of breaking into a used car dealership and stealing two vehicles was in possession of more than 100 sets of keys, according to police.
Long-Lasting AA Batteries
- When you're making up your holiday checklist, there's one item you don't want to leave out - batteries.
Double-As are the most popular size.
Consumer Reports ShopSmart magazine sifted through test results, to find out which will keep you all powered up for less.
- Prices for laptops are all over the map.
Some can set you back thousands of dollars, while others cost $300 or less.
Just in time for the holidays, Consumer Reports has tested some of the lowest-cost laptops to find out what they offer, and what they don't.
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