Tag: health

Reduced-fat cheese – is it worth buying?

by , Researcher Consumer Rights 20 April 2014
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Cheese on a cheese board with a grater and napkin

It’s hard to keep track of the number one threat to our health – is it salt, is it sugar, is it saturated fat? Some manufacturers want us to feel less guilty about indulging in 'naughty' foods. What about reduced-fat cheese? (more about reduced-fat cheese...)

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What are your experiences of arranging care for a loved one?

by , Senior Health Researcher Consumer Rights 17 March 2014
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Elderly couple in care home

A father and daughter are sobbing in the kitchen, exhausted by their attempts to arrange care and support for their much-loved wife and mother. If this sounds like an episode from your favourite soap, it isn't. (more about arranging care...)

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Make your complaint count in public services

by , Executive Director Consumer Rights 13 March 2014
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I asked if you'd ever complained about the service you've received from a healthcare professional. Your feedback and our research has prompted us to take action and we want to make your complaints count. (more about public services...)

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Does technology help you make your food choices?

by , Conversation Editor Energy & Home 10 March 2014
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salt overspill

The Consensus Action on Salt and Health (CASH) group has produced a SaltSwitch app to help you work out if you could reduce your salt consumption. Do you use tech to help with your food choices? (more about reducing your salt intake...)

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Are your cornflakes healthy?

by , Senior Food Researcher Energy & Home 25 February 2014
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Bowl of Cornflakes

You might not think of cornflakes as a sugary cereal, but seven of the 12 we tested contain two or more teaspoons per 100g. Do you think you're having a healthy start to the day when you tuck in to your cereal? (more about healthy cereals...)

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Have you ever complained about your doctor or hospital?

by , Executive Director Consumer Rights 10 February 2014
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People leaving hospital

One year on from the Francis Inquiry, there are still significant problems with consumers choosing not to complain about public services because they don't know who to complain to or think nothing will be done. (more about public service complaints...)

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Joined a gym this January? What if you want to cancel?

by , Consumer Rights Producer Consumer Rights 23 January 2014
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Treadmills in gym

January is traditionally the key time for signing up to a gym membership – but do you know what you are signing up to and how you could cancel if your circumstances change? (more about gym contracts...)

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Has the horsemeat scandal changed your shopping habits?

by , Chief Policy Adviser Energy & Home 19 January 2014
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Horse shaped mincemeat cut out

Twelve months after the horsemeat scandal fiasco and our latest research shows that half of consumers say they have changed their shopping habits. Here’s more from my article in The Grocer. (more about horsemeat...)

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Are breakfast biscuits a good start to the day?

by , Senior Food Researcher Energy & Home 17 December 2013
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Breakfast biscuits

Are breakfast biscuits a good option for your morning meal? Or are you kidding yourself if you think they are? We compared them to breakfast cereals and even everyday Digestive biscuits... (more about breakfast biscuits...)

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Will changes to GPs be the cure to your medical irritations?

by , Senior Health Researcher Energy & Home 27 November 2013
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Female blowing nose on the phone

An end to 10-minute doctor appointments, registering with a surgery of your choice and booking appointments online - what do the changes to the GP and health sector in England mean for you and your family? (more on the changes to GPs..)

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Moving away from costly customer phone lines

by , Conversation Editor Consumer Rights 6 November 2013
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Red telephone with blue flashing light

I have two bits of news to share with you about our Costly Calls campaign – one involves the Big Six energy suppliers, and the other GP practices. Both had expensive 084 phone numbers in common… (more about expensive phone lines...)

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Reading glasses for £3 – is this too good to be true?

by , Senior Researcher Energy & Home 29 October 2013
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Glasses on blue background

Have you ever bought a cheap pair of specs? They can save you plenty of pounds but how do they stand up against Which? tests – and could they be false economy… (more about cheap reading glasses...)

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Cruise ship medical bills that leave you feeling seasick

by , Assistant Travel Editor Transport & Travel 24 October 2013
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Man on cruise ship

Our research finds that getting medical attention on a cruise ship could cost you hundreds of pounds. From seasickness to forgetting your pills, watch out for costly medical bills that’ll leave you feeling queasy. (more about cruise ship medical bills...)

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