The States with the Most (and Least) “Legal” Opioid Sales
Today, the opioid crisis in America has become a public catastrophe. Drug overdose, many due to the abuse of opioids is the new leading cause of death among Americans under the age of 50, overtaking automobile accidents and heart disease. What’s perhaps most shocking about the crisis, is its cause is widely considered to be… Read More »
What Is a Mass Tort?
Most people are probably familiar with the term “class action,” but fewer are well-versed on the term “mass tort.” A mass tort is similar to a class action, but the two differ in some important ways, and for individuals who may have legal cause to seek damages against another party, it’s important to understand the… Read More »
The States with the Worst Eating and Exercise Habits in America
The complications associated with obesity are tragic and expensive and they have a direct effect on all consumers in a number of ways. Excess weight relative to one’s height is medically linked with early death, heart disease, diabetes, and practically all maladies. Across pretty much all cultures across the globe, obesity is associated with early… Read More »
Free Speech Lawsuits
The ability to speak truth to power is a cornerstone of any free society, and it’s a right that’s enshrined in the American Constitution by virtue of the First Amendment. But, as decades worth of court cases have shown us, the right to free speech is anything but absolute. In fact, whether a person can… Read More »
New Report Reveals Dangerous Substances in Your Food
CONSUMER ALERT According to the World Health Organization, Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) are known as cardiovascular diseases, cancers, diabetes, dementia, parkinsons, liver and kidney disease and more. These (NCDs) kill 41 million people each year, equivalent to 71% of all deaths globally. Cardiovascular diseases account for most of the (NCDs) deaths, or 17.9 million people annually, followed… Read More »
Top 8 Causes Of Spina Bifida
Unfortunately, it isn’t truly known what are the specific causes of spina bifida. Just as with many other physical problem, it is believed to be a result of various things, including environmental risk factors and genetic problems. These include, such things as folic acid deficiency or a family history of neural tube defects (NTDs). In… Read More »
Types of Birth Defects & Injuries
Birth injuries may occur to a newborn as a result of a variety of situations and vary in severity depending on the situation, with some resulting in mild or temporary issues and others leading to permanent and even life-threatening problems for the infant. Sometimes issues from a birth injury present themselves immediately. Other times, problems… Read More »
5 Most Dangerous Prescription Drugs On The Planet
When we go to a physician and they prescribe us medication, we often simply take it without questioning it. Most of us will read the information provided in the leaflet, but we presume we won’t suffer any of the side effects. We often have a blind faith in our physicians and, while this is generally… Read More »
What Are The Most Polluting Industries In The World?
Most people would want to make a positive contribution to the environment. The majority of people now engage in recycling, have energy efficient appliances, and more. Furthermore, sales of hybrid vehicles are also on the rise. On the other hand, some people feel that their contributions are just drops in the ocean compared to the… Read More »
Which Prescription Drugs Cause Birth Defects?
According to the CDC (U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), around 1 in 33 babies in this country are born with birth defects. While some birth defects happen through natural causes, an alarming number is believed to have been caused by medication taken by the mother just before or during pregnancy. Through safer practices… Read More »
Top 20 Most Harmful Products for Children
All parents want their children to be safe. When a new baby is on the way, you spend weeks and months baby-proofing your home, covering up electrical outlets and ensuring no sharp table edges will be able to stick your baby in the eye. Many parents think the bulk of the perils end once children… Read More »
Top Consumer Concerns for 2017
Consumer confidence is one of the most important elements of success that drives a thriving economy and keeps our nation growing. When making purchases of any kind, this confidence provides security and comfort about the quality, use and safety of those purchases. If there is a failure, there also must be a solution that offers… Read More »
Financial Institution Complaints: America’s Biggest Gripes with Banks
Better than stashing money underneath a mattress and hoping your house doesn’t burn down, banks offer consumers a way of protecting their financial assets in addition to a bevy of other services, from credit cards to mortgages and even investment portfolio management. However, while this sounds nice, it’s not always a great relationship between the… Read More »
How to Protect Your Kids From Too Much Screen Time
Here are some great highlights from a technology/screen focused infographic. You can clearly say technology has its disadvantages! Are digital drugs turning our kids into addicts who are always jonesing for their next fix? If hindsight is 20/20—be proactive when it comes to how much screen time you allow your kids 1 out of 4… Read More »
Drug Cocktails: Are the Side Effects Worth it?
Fact is all illegal drugs, prescription medication, over the counter (OTC) pills, & even herbal supplements cause side effects! Don’t take matters into your own hands—talk to your doctor or pharmacist to find out if you’re at risk for complicated drug interactions. Embed this infographic on your site or within a blog post: (Copy Paste This… Read More »
The World of Social Engineering: When Vishing and Smishing Attack
Share this infographic on your site! <a href=”http://www.consumerprotect.com/the-world-of-social-engineering-when-vishing-and-smishing-attack”><img src=”http://www.consumerprotect.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Vishing-Smishing-Attack.png” alt=”The World of Social Engineering: When Vishing and Smishing Attack” width=”500″ border=”0″ /></a><br />Source: <a href=”http://www.consumerprotect.com/”>ConsumerProtect.com</a> Humans Are the Weakest Link in our Tech Centered World Criminal Tricks of the Electronic Trade Phishing: The cybercriminal art of tricking people into revealing usernames, passwords, or financial information… Read More »
Dangers of Social Media
Social networking has become a part of life for many people. It is particularly popular with children and young people, who use a variety of these sites to speak to their friends, share photographs, find information and more. The problem, however, is that there are quite a few dangers associated with social media. It is… Read More »
What Is Spina Bifida Occulta?
Spina bifida is a condition in which a baby’s spine doesn’t properly develop, leaving a gap. This happens during the first month of gestation, when a neural tube is developed. If this development doesn’t work properly, a baby will be born with a ‘neural tube defect’ (NTD), of which spina bifida is one. The spine… Read More »