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Consumer How not to treat a cold How not to treat a cold (Video)
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.
Consumer Junk foods in the dairy case? Junk foods in the dairy case? (Video)
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.
Consumer Consumer Reports: Travel Club Gotchas Consumer Reports: Travel Club Gotchas
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.
Consumer Portable smart phone chargers Portable smart phone chargers (Video)
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.
Consumer Dental care for somone with dementia Dental care for somone with dementia
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.