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In US, 'natural' food may be anything but

In the United States, pre-packaged foods loaded with artificial ingredients and chemicals can make it onto grocery store shelves boasting the label "natural."

Feb 05, 2014
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Philippines bans lead after years-long campaign

The Philippines has banned the use of lead in a wide range of consumer products including toys and cosmetics, the government said Friday, after years of vocal campaigning by environmentalists.

Jan 10, 2014
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Japan food probe widens as 1,400 reportedly fall sick

A probe into pesticide-laced frozen food in Japan has widened, with police interviewing factory workers assigned to a packaging room, reports said Thursday, as the number who have fallen sick reportedly topped 1,400.

Jan 09, 2014
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Feds crackdown on four bogus weight loss aids

Makers of a weight loss additive called Sensa will return more than $26 million to consumers to settle federal charges that the company used deceptive advertising claiming that consumers could lose weight by simply sprinkling ...

Jan 07, 2014
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Who is using MyPlate?

Most Americans know about MyPyramid – the triangle depicting how many servings of each food group you should eat in a day - but who knows about MyPlate - the circle showing what a healthy meal looks like? MyPlate was created ...

Dec 27, 2013
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Insurers extend premium deadline

The health insurance industry says consumers will get an extra 10 days to pay their first month's premium under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

Dec 18, 2013
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New rule tweaks obamacare deadline

(HealthDay)—The Obama administration is taking steps to prevent consumers who buy health plans sold through state and federal exchanges from experiencing any gap in coverage this January.

Dec 14, 2013
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Consumers find HealthCare.gov more user-friendly

(HealthDay)—Americans trying to buy health insurance through the federal government's online health care exchange are having an easier time navigating the initially dysfunctional system, consumers and ...

Dec 10, 2013
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Consumers warned of misleading insurance websites

Insurance regulators and an industry trade group warn that this month's rollout of the health insurance marketplaces created by federal law opened the door for bad actors at the same time that it gives brokers and agents ...

Oct 15, 2013
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