News tagged with consumer reports
(HealthDay)—Long waiting times and unclear test results are the top patient grievances when it comes to visiting the doctor, according to a report published in the June issue of Consumer Reports.
Health May 03, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—Ground turkey from retail stores is often contaminated with fecal bacteria, and in many cases the bacteria are resistant to antibiotics, according to a report published in the June issue of ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes May 03, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Looking for a new way to get that jolt of caffeine energy? Food companies are betting snacks like potato chips, jelly beans and gum with a caffeinated kick could be just the answer.
Health Apr 30, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay News) —Prescription drug prices at U.S. pharmacies can vary widely, and failing to shop around could result in people overpaying by as much as $100 or more a month on average, depending on the ...
Medications Mar 28, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—The Society for Vascular Medicine (SVM) has published "Five Things Physicians and Patients Should Question" in vascular medicine, a list of five tests and procedures that are commonly used but ...
Cardiology Feb 26, 2013 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0
Doctors should avoid 90 medical procedures that are performed regularly but often cost too much or do little good, according to a new list of expert recommendations.
Health Feb 25, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Last month rice lovers got some bitter news. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Consumer Reports released studies showing "worrisome" levels of cancer-causing arsenic in many popular rices and rice products.
Health Oct 08, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
Leading doctors are calling for action to tackle unnecessary care that is estimated to account for up to $800bn in the United States every year.
Health Oct 02, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—In an article this week, Consumer Reports is calling on the Food and Drug Administration to set standards for how much arsenic can be allowed in rice after finding the potential toxin in almost every ri ...
Health Sep 20, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(AP)—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration may consider new standards for the levels of arsenic in rice as consumer groups are calling for federal guidance on how much of the carcinogen can be present in food.
Health Sep 19, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—As the use of small button batteries has become more widespread to power devices such as toys, watches and hearing aids, more young children have swallowed them, resulting in choking and even ...
Health Aug 30, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Overdiagnosis poses a significant threat to human health by labeling healthy people as sick and wasting resources on unnecessary care, warns Ray Moynihan, Senior Research Fellow at Bond University in Australia, in a feature ...
Health May 30, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1 |
(AP) -- Trying to find a top specialist to assess potentially troubling findings on a routine mammogram? That nerve-wracking process may soon get easier.
Health Dec 05, 2011 | not rated yet | 2
In cardiac care, the mantra is fast becoming circumstance, circumstance, circumstance.
Medical research Aug 02, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0