FDA Consumer Health Information Updates

3D Technologies Poised to Change How Doctors Diagnose Cancers

Scientists at FDA are studying the next generation of screening and diagnostic devices, some of which borrow from the world of entertainment and videogames. In the future, those 3D images and displays may help doctors find hidden tumors and better diagnose cancers.

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A Decade of Prostate Cancer Progress

After a decade of progress FDA still keeping people informed about prostate cancer therapies.

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FDA Research Helps Keep Animals—and People—Healthy

In addition to supporting FDA's evaluation of new medications for animals, FDA's work with animals helps protect the U.S. food supply to keep people healthy.

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FDA’s MedWatch Safety Alerts: August 2014

FDA warns consumers about undeclared drugs found in appetite control pills, an undeclared drug ingredient found in a sexual enhancement product.

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Treating Migraines: More Ways to Fight the Pain

In the past year, FDA has given adults new options for treating migraines by allowing the marketing of two prescription devices for such headaches. Some patients don't tolerate migraine drugs well, and these devices can provide an alternative they didn't have before.

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FDA: Don’t Leave Childhood Depression Untreated

Today is World Youth Suicide Prevention Day. Learn how FDA-approved antidepressants are helping depressed kids.

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First Rapid Home-Use HIV Kit Approved for Self-Testing

FDA has approved the OraQuick In-Home HIV Test, a rapid home-use HIV test kit that enables users to collect fluid samples and get the test results themselves in 20-40 minutes. The goal is for a greater number of people at risk for HIV to be tested, by increasing accessibility to rapid in-home tests that assure anonymity.

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