Talk to almost any parent and they'll tell you that sugar makes their kids hyper.
It may seem that way, but doctors and nutrition experts say that's simply not the case.
If you're a coffee lover, you can perk up. Experts at Consumer Reports have reviewed the latest research and say drinking coffee has several health benefits.
Some of that work is being done right here in the Seattle area and researchers need volunteers to take part in these drug trials.
Cold season is in full swing, and many people turn to so-called "natural" remedies to try to prevent colds or ease symptoms. Consumer Reports reviewed studies on zinc and found that while it can shorten the duration of a cold slightly, it does nothing for the severity of the symptoms. And there can be side effects, including nausea, stomach cramps and diarrhea. Over the long term, too much zinc may increase your risk for prostate cancer and neurological problems.
General Motors is recalling more than 81,000 vehicles because of problems that can cause power steering to fail.
Have you ever noticed that cats like to rub their faces on things, like chairs, the sofa, maybe the coffee table or even the walls?
If you strictly shop for price, the big box hardware stores are hard to beat. High volume and nationwide buying power mean Lowes and Home Depot can offer lower prices that most competitors.
The dairy case is bulging with new products that seem like tasty ways to get more protein, calcium, and other nutrients into your diet. But Consumer Reports ShopSmart magazine says that many are just surprise junk foods.
You know how homeowners insurance works. File a claim and you can expect your premiums to go up for at least a few years. But a claim filed by the previous owner of that house can also cost you money.
Expensive vacations to exotic places often seem out of reach. So many people join travel clubs, which promise years of discounted airfare, hotels and dining.
Nothing says misery like being out and about, away from a power source, and your phone goes dead. Lots of companies are tapping into that fear, producing products for portable power.
When it comes to cutting boards which is the safer choice: plastic or wood? The experts disagree. Some studies favor wood; others point to plastic.
Someone is sending $5 checks in the mail to people around Washington state. But who is it? And who's behind a different mailing offering an interest rate reduction program?
Simple things can become very difficult for a person suffering from Alzheimer's. That includes brushing teeth. This can become especially challenging during the middle and late stages of the disease.
Families across the country are warned of a ruthless scam aimed at wiping out your life savings. The targets are typically retirees, disabled people who live alone, and people desperate for friendship and additional income.
There are lots of home improvements that are perfect for doing yourself. Installing drywall isn't one of them.
I don't mean to get personal, but is your dog putting a crimp in your love life? Mikkel Becker, a local animal trainer and columnist for Vetstreet.com tells me it happens a lot.
Life is full of costly surprises and a lot of people don't have enough savings to cover them.
A recent survey by Bankrate.com finds that fewer than 4 in 10 Americans – only 38 percent – could handle an unexpected $500 car repair or a $1,000 medical emergency without going into debt.
Snack bars are a handy, grab-and-go food. But there's a difference between those that are healthy and the ones that have a lot of sugar and saturated fat.
Book a hotel room these days and you'd better know the cancellation policy. Don't assume you have until late in the afternoon on the day of your arrival. You may not.