FDA Consumer Health Information Updates

Adult Stem Cell Research Shows Promise

FDA scientists are working on an unprecedented project. They are studying adult mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), which are cells that can turn into a variety of cell types and tissues including those that form fat, cartilage and bone. MSC-based products have the potential to be used for cellular repair, restoration, replacement and regeneration if approved by FDA.

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FDA Gives Latinas Tools to Fight Diabetes

Nearly 1 million Latinas aren’t aware they are at risk of diabetes or prediabetes. To address the nation’s diabetes epidemic, FDA has created many resources to help Latinas and all Americans prevent and manage their diabetes.

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What Kind of Fish Is That?

Using some of the technology used in mapping the human genome, FDA scientists are working to create DNA barcodes for fish. The high-tech effort is aimed to preventing fraud, including the substitution of a cheap fish for an expensive one, and preventing illness.

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Hemophilia Treatments Have Come a Long Way

Patients have many choices when it comes to hemophilia medications. FDA’s regulation of the biologic products used as treatments ensures they are safe and effective.

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FDA Broadens Its Vocabulary

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) wants to ensure that all Americans, including those with limited English abilities, get important health information. That’s why FDA developed its Language Access Plan – to reach people with limited English proficiency in a language and manner they understand.

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Keep Lilies Away From Your Cats

Many people have Easter lilies in their home this time of year, but this could be dangerous if they have a cat. FDA warns that cats can suffer acute kidney damage and even die after eating even a small part of a lily.

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FDA's MedWatch Safety Alerts: March 2014

FDA warns consumers about undeclared drugs found in pain relief pills, mistakenly low results from a blood glucose meter and a weight loss product that was recalled because of tampering.

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