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The Federal Government has approved the sale of medical marijuana to help patients with chronic or painful illnesses including cancer, severe epilepsy and motor neurone disease: https://goo.gl/RsRrNK

Do you support the legalisation of medical marijuana?
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Aussies have been sharing their rental horror stories on social media using #RentinOz. Here are some of the worst: https://goo.gl/bts9no
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ACCC's Scamwatch is warning people to be wary of scammers this Valentine’s Day.

In 2016, 4,100 Aussies contacted Scamwatch to report romance scams and more than $25 million was stolen.

Here are tips on how to avoid online love traps: https://goo.gl/YQA2wf
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A CHOICE shadow shop of 240 pharmacies including Priceline, Chemist Warehouse and Terry White Chemmart has found many are recommending alternative medicines that have little to no scientific evidence for their effectiveness: https://goo.gl/0dh4RC

Worryingly, when asked about what they could recommend for stress, 26% of pharmacists recommended products based on Bach flower remedies.

For the full report, tune in to ABC Four Corners tonight at 8:30pm edt: ab.co/2lDHBbD

Have you been recommended alternative medicine products from the pharmacy?
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Bad news! Health insurance premiums are set to increase again by almost 5 per cent on average on April 1.

This means that since 2009, health insurance premiums have increased by a whopping 54.6% on average.

To help decide if you need private hospital cover take our free 'health check' here: www.doineedhealthinsurance.com.au

Do you have private health insurance? Have you considered dropping it?
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ALDI has been left red-faced after a customer posted a photo of its shoe deodoriser with a peeled off label revealing a repackaged deodorant from Coles: https://goo.gl/kHY5yT

ALDI said they've withdrawn the product from sale and they have identified the cause of the problem.

Would this make you think twice about shopping at ALDI?
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Do you have any of these garlic breads at home?

George Weston Foods has recalled a range of frozen and chilled garlic breads from Woolworths, ALDI Australia, FoodWorks, Foodland and IGA Australia due to the presence of foreign matter (plastic): https://goo.gl/qqT9IW

Consumers with these products can return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Find out if you have one of the recalled products here: https://goo.gl/qqT9IW
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Family retailer Best&Less is spruiking payday lending both in store and online, taking a cut for every customer who signs up: https://goo.gl/j0zZBq

The lender, Capfin Australia, slugs borrowers with an annual interest rate of 48% plus an establishment fee of up to $400.

In 2015, CHOICE gave the entire payday lending industry a Shonky Award: https://goo.gl/TRp91D

What do you think of Best&Less promoting payday loans?
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Did you know you could recycle paint? Find out how here: https://goo.gl/AAT1M8
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CHOICE is aware of people reporting that they've been badly burnt after using Banana Boat sunscreens: https://goo.gl/u5mNYl

Last year, CHOICE tested six SPF 50+ sunscreens and found that four failed to meet the stated sun protection factor (SPF) claims on pack: choice.com.au/spf

Have you suffered burns after using a sunscreen? Tell us in the comments below.
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