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  • Amazon put consumers at risk by selling expired food on its site, report claims
    No matter where or what it is, a bargain can wind up causing health or safety issues By Gary Guthrie of ConsumerAffairs October 21, 2019 An investigation by CNBC has discovered that Amazon shipped and sold expired food. Now, keep in mind that the fingers being pointed here are not necessarily at Amazon as the seller of the product, but rather third-party vendors who may buy in bulk or have drop-shipped from overseas and resold on Amazon. Nonetheless, Amazons good name has taken on some tarnish because the transactions happened on its platform. What expired foods were sold CNBC found a wide range of expired products ranging from beef jerky to baby formula that were sold past the items sell-by date. Why? Well, the investigators say you can blame technology. Interviews with brands, consumers, third-party sellers and consultants all point to loopholes in Amazons technology and logistics system that allow… ..... Read More.
    CONSUMER AFFAIRS – General | Consumers & ShoppingMon, October 21, 2019
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  • Understanding health insurance could affect other financial decisions for cancer survivors
    Researchers have discovered an added financial burden linked to the disease By Kristen Dalli of ConsumerAffairs October 21, 2019 A new study conducted by researchers from the American Cancer Society explored the financial implications that cancer survivors need to contend with and how health insurance plays a role. According to the researchers, struggling to understand health insurance policies or medical bills is rather common. In these instances, that stress can spill out into financial decisions that arent medical, as well as into other areas of life. Growing evidence suggests that health insurance literacy is a nationwide problem in the United States, and is associated with adverse effects, the researchers explained. Health insurance literacy To better understand how health insurance literacy plays a role in cancer survivors day-to-day lives, the researchers conducted a survey of over 900 adult cancer survivors. The survey covered a wide variety of questions designed to gauge… ..... Read More.
    CONSUMER AFFAIRS – General | Consumers & ShoppingMon, October 21, 2019
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  • Avicii’s father on son’s honesty about anxiety: “He was searching”...
    Swedish DJ Tim Bergling, more widely known as Avicii, revolutionized electronic dance music. In April 2018, Bergling died by suicide while on vacation. He was 28. His father, Klas Bergling, spoke with "CBS This Morning" co-host Anthony Mason in his first U.S. broadcast interview. ..... Read More.
    CBS NEWS – Health | Consumers & ShoppingMon, October 21, 2019
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  • Avicii’s father on goal of Tim Bergling Foundation
    Swedish DJ Tim Bergling, or Avicii, revolutionized electronic dance music and collaborated with many of the world's top artists. In April 2018, Bergling died by suicide while on vacation in Oman. He was 28. After his death, his parents started the Tim Bergling Foundation to advocate for the recognition of suicide as a global health emergency and to remove the stigma of mental illness. Father Klas Bergling spoke with "CBS This Morning" co-host Anthony Mason in his first U.S. broadcast interview. ..... Read More.
    CBS NEWS – Health | Consumers & ShoppingMon, October 21, 2019
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  • Deadly Legionnaires’ outbreak in North Carolina
    North Carolina health officials say four people have died from Legionnaires' disease. Officials have confirmed 141 cases involving residents from counties and multiple states. They say that most patients attended the NC Mountain State Fair in Fletcher. CBS affiliate WSPA-TV reports. ..... Read More.
    CBS NEWS – Health | Consumers & ShoppingMon, October 21, 2019
    2 hours ago
  • As nation watches landmark opioid trial, family impacted by crisis wants reckoning
    A landmark federal trial in Cleveland that could cost opioid makers tens of billions of dollars is beginning Monday. Settlement talks collapsed over the weekend. Thousands of counties, cities and Native American tribes around the country accuse drug makers of helping fuel the deadly opioid crisis. It has killed about $400,000 Americans since 1999. Adriana Diaz reports. Adriana Diaz reports. ..... Read More.
    CBS NEWS – Health | Consumers & ShoppingMon, October 21, 2019
    2 hours ago
  • BMW recalls various 325, 323 and 330 class vehicles
    The front airbag inflator may explode By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs October 21, 2019 BMW of North America is recalling 3,924 model year 2000-2002 325i & 325xi Sedan, and 323Ci, 325Ci and 330Ci Convertible vehicles. This recall affects vehicles that may have had a driver-side airbag module installed as replacement equipment such as after a crash necessitating replacement of the original airbag, or as a remedy part for a prior recall. The front airbag inflator may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high absolute humidity, temperature and temperature cycling. An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death. What to do BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, as necessary, replace the driver's air bag module free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 25, 2019. Owners may contact… ..... Read More.
    CONSUMER AFFAIRS – General | Consumers & ShoppingMon, October 21, 2019
    2 hours ago
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