What's the top-selling brand-name prescription drug in America? Nexium, "the purple pill." We spend six billion dollars a year on it. It's one of many proton pump inhibitors, or PPI's, and it's often prescribed for heartburn to keep your stomach from producing too much acid.
State Attorney General Bob Ferguson and other local consumer advocates picked April Fool's Day as the perfect day to fight back against people trying to make a fool of you.
Ginkgo Biloba is one of the best-known and most widely-used herbal supplements. It's supposed to do all sorts of things, but most people who take it hope to sharpen their memory and concentration.
Most of us might be put off to learn the new clothes we just bought had been used by someone else then returned to the store. So you can imagine how a local mother feels knowing the same thing happened with toothbrushes she bought for her kids- especially since her children actually used the toothbrushes before she and her husband discovered the ugly truth.
Some home improvement projects - like transforming your ho-hum bathroom into a master bath suite - are fun and exciting But most of the time, it's maintenance work that's far from glamorous, but extremely important.
Once your cat reaches the teen years, it's important be on the lookout for any changes in behavior that could indicate a medical problem.
General Motors announced two more recalls late Friday, bringing to 4.8 million the number of cars, trucks and SUVs the automaker has called back for repairs in the past month.
Consumer Reports recently reported that some kinds of caramel color in soft drinks can contain a potential carcinogen called 4-MeI. Now it's tested several brands of pancake syrups,- Hungry Jack Original, Aunt Jemima Original and Original Lite, Mrs. Butterworth's Original and Log Cabin Original. All contained 4-MeI.
Walmart is America's largest grocer, but in Consumer Reports' ratings of 55 supermarkets, Walmart supercenters landed at the bottom, based on a survey of 27,000 of Consumer Reports' subscribers.
There's still may be one last money-saving move you can make to reduce your 2013 tax bill. You can make a tax deductible contribution to your 2013 IRA.
As if the devastation and loss aren't enough - some Snohomish County slide victims are getting more bad news when they call about their homeowners insurance. They're learning their homeowners insurance policy does not cover mud or landslides. It's an issue that comes up every time the land gives in and causes damage.
Does it seem like there have been a lot of car recalls lately? That's because there have been.
Chop Magic is billed as the "Fast & Easy Way to SLICE and DICE!" It's a hard plastic, 6-cup container that comes with 2 blades, one for slicig and one for dicing. The square blades fit on top of the container so you can place your produce directly on the blade. A hard plastic cover with a built-in pusher slides over the container so you can push the produce through the blades and into the container. It sells for around $20.
Confused about vitamin D? It's easy to see why. One study says vitamin D supplements helps build strong bones. Another says it doesn't.
For some women, keeping their hair looking glorious is no small task. Monthly colorings can add up to hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars a year. So what happens when your roots start showing, and you can't color your hair right away? Consumer Reports tested eight of the new root touch-up products that promise to help.