Consumer Reports

Problem Solvers Consumer Reports: Unnecessary C-sections Consumer Reports: Unnecessary C-sections (Video)
The number of cesarean deliveries remains very high in the U.S. and Consumer Reports says many of them are unnecessary. It has analyzed data from more than 1,500 hospitals in the 22 states where data is available and found several where more than half the women who expect a low-risk delivery undergo a C-section.
Problem Solvers Consumer Reports: Online tools promise better fit Consumer Reports: Online tools promise better fit (Video)
From shoes to jeans to little black dresses, there’s no substitute for trying on clothes before you buy. But if you want to skip cramped dressing rooms and crowds and shop online, Consumer Reports ShopSmart says some online retailers have developed brand-new tools that help you pick the right size.
Problem Solvers Consumer Reports: Bug Repellent Safety Consumer Reports: Bug Repellent Safety (Video)
Summer is around the corner, and so are swarms of insects. Consumer Reports has some important advice on how to avoid bug bites and at the same time limit exposure to potentially dangerous chemicals in insect repellents.
Problem Solvers Consumer Reports: Vacation Rental Scams Consumer Reports: Vacation Rental Scams (Video)
Consumer Reports says beware of vacation rental scams that can pack a very nasty surprise. Criminals are hacking into the email accounts of owners of rental properties, and defrauding renters out of a lot of money.
Problem Solvers Consumer Reports: Cheap phone service Consumer Reports: Cheap phone service (Video)
The average bill for phone, Internet and TV runs more than $150 a month, according to market research firm, the Mintel Group. One way to trim your costs is to cut the cord and switch to a phone service that delivers calls via the Internet. Consumer Reports recommends a phone service called Ooma.
Problem Solvers Consumer Reports: Picking the right toothbrush Consumer Reports: Picking the right toothbrush (Video)
For something so simple as a toothbrush, there sure are a lot of choices. Buying a toothbrush can be daunting. There are fat ones, skinny ones, brushes that surround your teeth, ones that hang up and one that sits up on the counter all by itself. And of course there are all kinds of electric toothbrushes that brush your teeth for you.
Problem Solvers Consumer Reports: Top toilet paper Consumer Reports: Top toilet paper (Video)
Brand loyal with your toilet paper? Consumer Reports says you might want to reassess. Of the 19 different toilet papers it tested, more and more brands are skimping — fewer sheets, smaller sheets and narrower rolls.
Problem Solvers Consumer Reports: High chair dangers Consumer Reports: High chair dangers (Video)
Feeding a hungry baby isn’t always a picnic, but it shouldn’t be dangerous. A recent study in Clinical Pediatrics reports an alarming number of children suffer injuries from high chair accidents.
Problem Solvers Consumer Reports: Supermarket Savings Consumer Reports: Supermarket Savings (Video)
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.