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ConsumerAffairs.com 12/13/2019 12:16
Consumers in these markets now have access to the carriers low-band 5G network. By Sarah D. Young of. December 13, 2019. AT&T has activated its 5G network in ten cities. The faster network is available to consumers with a Samsung Galaxy Note10+ 5G. Millions of consumers and businesses across Birmingham, Ala., Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, Pittsburgh, Providence, R.I., Rochester, N.Y., San Diego, San Francisco and San Jose, Calif. market areas can now access AT&Ts 5G network using the Samsung Galaxy Note10+ 5G, the carrier said in an. . AT&T was criticised earlier this year for rolling out a. , which stood for 5G Evolution and was essentially just upgraded LTE. The 5G network that was switched on today is actual 5G that uses low-band 850M.
ConsumerAffairs.com 12/13/2019 11:15
Increased cholesterol and weight from oversleeping can increase health risks. By Kristen Dalli of. December 13, 2019. While countless studies have explored both the and health risks associated with sleep deprivation, a new study conducted by the American Academy of Neurology has discovered a risk associated with getting too much sleep. The researchers found that those who are sleeping nine or more hours per night or taking long naps during the day could be at an increased risk of having a stroke. More research is needed to understand how taking long naps and sleeping longer hours at night may be tied to an increased risk of stroke, but previous studies have shown that long nappers and sleepers have unfavorable changes in their cholesterol leve.
ConsumerAffairs.com 12/13/2019 10:47
Researchers urge consumers to monitor their sugar intake during this time of year. By Kristen Dalli of. December 13, 2019. While and are hard to ignore during this time of year, a new study conducted by researchers from the University of Kansas found that consumers diet around the holidays could greatly affect their moods. Despite the excitement and holiday cheer, many consumers experience this time of year.
ConsumerAffairs.com 12/12/2019 10:48
More leasing and increased online sales are some trends that will flourish in the new decade. By Mark Huffman of. December 12, 2019. Car dealers are offering plenty of end-of-the-year new car deals. But before you go shopping for a car you may drive for a decade, consider whats coming up in the future. The experts at have identified a number of automotive trends they expect to see in the decade that begins next month. They involve the kinds of cars well see on the road, how well buy them, and what theyll cost. Lets start with what we wont see -- at least not that much. Despite all the publicity that electric vehicles get, Joe Wiesenfelder, executive editor of Cars.com, doesnt think theyre ready to become mainstream, at least not anytime soon.
ConsumerAffairs.com 12/12/2019 10:08
As the shopping season ramps up, researchers warn against potential consequences for stores and partners. By Kristen Dalli of. December 12, 2019. With -- one of the most , spending-wise, in recent history -- in the rearview mirror, and the holiday season well underway, many consumers are occupied with what theyre going to gift their friends and family. While holiday spending can leave many consumers with than normal credit card bills, a new study conducted by researchers from Boston College found that shopping is one of the biggest sources of secrecy in relationships, and such trends can ultimately have an effect on retailers and romance. Understanding financial infidelity is important because financial matters are one of the major sources of
ConsumerAffairs.com 12/12/2019 09:59
Researchers say using alternatives to prescription drugs was effective for the veterans involved in the study. By Kristen Dalli of. December 12, 2019. While many consumers are quick to when they suffer from chronic pain, a new study could have many rethinking their pain relief remedies. Researchers from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs found that choosing alternative treatments over prescription drugs for chronic pain yielded better health outcomes in the long-term. Chronic pain is associated with adverse outcomes, such as substance abuse and suicidal thoughts and behavior, researcher Dr. Esther Meerwijk.
ConsumerAffairs.com 12/12/2019 08:21
The FCA deal completes negotiations with the big three automakers. By Mark Huffman of. December 12, 2019. United Auto Workers union members at. (FCA) have voted to accept a proposed contract with the company, concluding union negotiations with the big three U.S. automakers. FCA was the last to come to terms with the union in negotiations that were about as smooth as. experienced and a lot smoother than the negotiations with , which resulted in a 40-day strike. Every full-time production employee currently at FCA will be at top rate by the end of this four-year agreement, said Cindy Estrada, UAW vice president and director of the UAW FCA Department.
ConsumerAffairs.com 12/11/2019 10:18
Even light, casual drinking can be dangerous to consumers health. By Kristen Dalli of. December 11, 2019. Researchers have been warning consumers about the associated with drinking alcohol for years. More recently, those risks have been closely tied to . Now, a new study found that consumers could be at a higher risk of developing the disease even if consumers only consume alcohol moderately. Given the current burden of overall cancer incidence, we should further encourage promoting public education about alcohol-related cancer risk, researcher Dr. Masayoshi Zaitsu. How alcohol plays a role. The researchers compared over 63,000 cancer patients with those who were admitted into the hospital but were cancer-free at the start of the study. Partici.
ConsumerAffairs.com 12/11/2019 10:05
Researchers say the disease can have more wide-reaching effects than many people realize. By Kristen Dalli of. December 11, 2019. Many parents struggle to get their kids to follow , and those who are less successful wind up being at higher risk for conditions like . Now, researchers from Stanford Medicine found that Type 1 diabetes could be associated with compromised brain function in children. Our findings suggest that, in children with Type 1 diabetes, the brain isnt being as efficient as it could, researcher Lara Foland-Ross, PhD.
ConsumerAffairs.com 12/10/2019 11:00
A study calls into question previous advice that recommends all consumers follow an aspirin regimen. By Kristen Dalli of. December 10, 2019. A new study conducted by researchers from the University of Georgia found that taking baby aspirin every day may not be as effective as many experts once believed. The researchers found that the pill can help protect against heart disease and stroke for those who have experience with either condition, but it might not have the same preventative powers for consumers who dont have a history with either one. We shouldnt just assume that everyone will benefit from low-dose aspirin, and in fact the data show that the potential benefits are similar to potential harms for most people who have not had a cardiovas.
ConsumerAffairs.com 12/10/2019 10:44
Study findings suggest that athletes could have healthier brains. By Kristen Dalli of. December 10, 2019. While parents of athletes may be concerned about their childrens , a new study could help alleviate some of those nerves. Researchers from Northwestern University found that playing a sport could help consumers boost their brain health, so long as theyre able to avoid injuries. No one would argue against the fact that sports lead to better physical fitness, but we dont always think of brain fitness and sports, researcher Nina Kraus.
ConsumerAffairs.com 12/10/2019 08:03
A few financial watchdogs make the case that it is. By Mark Huffman of. December 10, 2019. Its very difficult to get through four years of college without taking out student loans because colleges have raised tuition much faster than the rate of inflation. Now that student loan balances have gone past $1.6 trillion, the Center for Responsible Lending (CRL) is sounding the alarm.
ConsumerAffairs.com 12/09/2019 11:35
The finding opposes previous studies that have come to the opposite conclusion. By Kristen Dalli of. December 9, 2019. Childhood is an important issue for consumers, as researchers have found that there are several different associated with the condition, many of which can last well into adulthood. Now, researchers from the Karolinska Institutet found that how women give birth, whether through natural delivery or a C-section, doesnt affect whether a child will develop obesity, as many previous studies have reported. We found no evidence to support a link between C-sections and the development of obesity, researcher Daniel Berglind.
ConsumerAffairs.com 12/09/2019 11:29
Federal health officials report an early uptick in flu cases in the South. By Sarah D. Young of. December 9, 2019. Health officials say the 2019-20 flu season is off to an unusually early start. For three consecutive weeks, flu-like illnesses have accounted for a significant percentage of doctor visits, signaling the official start of flu season. CDC officials. that there have already been 1.7 million flu illnesses, 16,000 hospitalizations, and 900 flu-related deaths across the U.S. The highest levels of flu activity have been reported in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Mississippi, Nevada, South Carolina, and Texas. Experts say the early start to the winter flu season means it will likely hit its peak earlier than it has during previous seasons. H.
ConsumerAffairs.com 12/09/2019 10:55
The study confirms another way in which air pollution affects consumers health. By Kristen Dalli of. December 9, 2019. Recent studies have explored the countless ways that the youngest population is vulnerable to the effects of air pollution. Researchers have already found how both and health is affected by such exposure. Now, researchers from the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology found that toddlers are at an increased risk of allergies when theyre exposed to multiple air pollutants early in life. The increase in the average amount of time indoors means there is an increased risk of harmful health outcomes related to exposure to indoor air pollutants, researcher Dr. Anne K. Ellis. Additionally, children breathe more frequent.
ConsumerAffairs.com 12/09/2019 10:45
A trial for a case brought by state attorneys general begins in New York. By Mark Huffman of. December 9, 2019. Lawyers for t and will be in court today, arguing that their proposed merger should be allowed to move forward. The U.S. government has already approved the deal. But a group of state attorneys general -- all Democrats -- have gone to court to block the merger, which would reduce the number of major wireless providers from four to three. The state officials argue that would harm consumers. The complaint involves more than reducing the number of wireless companies. The suit contends that as the smaller players, both Sprint and T-Mobile offer packages with rates that are more affordable for low-income consumers. With these companies me.
ConsumerAffairs.com 12/09/2019 10:30
A report shows that buyers are extending their financing to lower their payments. By Mark Huffman of. December 9, 2019. More consumers are turning to used vehicles as new car prices continue to reach record levels, according to new data from . But even used car sales are resulting in buyers financing record debt. The report shows average vehicle loan amounts are rising across the board. The average loan amount for a new vehicle increased 3.8 percent in the third quarter to reach $32,480, while the average used car loan amount increased 2.3 percent to reach $20,466. Experian categorizes the average monthly payment for used cars in the third quarter as high -- $393. Thats led to many buyers financing vehicles for an extended period of time in or.
ConsumerAffairs.com 12/09/2019 08:19
The Bank for International Settlements says four major banks have stopped lending. By Mark Huffman of. December 9, 2019. Something happened in the financial world in mid-September that has not been fully explained but could hold great significance for the U.S. economy -- and for consumers -- in 2020. The Federal Reserve was forced to take. to add money to the nations money supply.
ConsumerAffairs.com 12/06/2019 10:52
Researchers say eating in this way could reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes. By Kristen Dalli of. December 6, 2019. With many consumers concerned about diet and exercise, has become a popular way to maintain healthy habits, especially for those with . Now, researchers from the Salk Institute found that keeping mealtimes confined to a 10-hour window of the day, in combination with traditional treatment plans, could help prevent heart disease and diabetes for those struggling with metabolic syndrome. We have found that combining time-restricted eating with medications can give metabolic syndrome patients the ability to better manage their disease, researcher Satchidananda Panda.
ConsumerAffairs.com 12/05/2019 09:43
Experts say the drug could cause complications at birth. By Kristen Dalli of. December 5, 2019. While much research has been done on the negative effects of and during pregnancy, a new study conducted by researchers from the University of Nevada Las Vegas discovered the potential risks associated with marijuana. According to the researchers, mothers who smoke weed while pregnant could increase their risk for delivery complications, including low oxygen levels, low birth weight, and other negative outcomes. Recent data from JAMA (The Journal of the American Medical Association) indicates that marijuana use in pregnancy has doubled over the last 15 years and whats more alarming is that 70 percent of women believe there is minimal or no harm from.

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