FDA Consumer Health Information Updates

Pancreatic Cancer: Targeted Treatments Hold Promise

Scientists are working to develop breakthrough therapies for pancreatic cancer, one of the deadliest cancers that affects both men and women. FDA has approved three treatments for advanced pancreatic cancer to help patients live longer.

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Need Relief From Overactive Bladder Symptoms?

Have an overactive bladder? FDA-approved treatments can help adults of any age control their symptoms and live an active life.

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Beware of Products Promising Miracle Weight Loss

Many so-called miracle weight loss supplements and foods (including teas and coffees) don't live up to their claims. Worse, they can cause serious harm.

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Get Set for a Healthy Winter Season 

In much of the Northern Hemisphere, this is prime time for colds, influenza (flu), and other respiratory illnesses. While contagious viruses are active year-round, fall and winter are when we're all most vulnerable to them.

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Laser Toys: Not Always Child's Play

When operated unsafely, or without certain controls, the highly-concentrated light from lasers—even those in toys—can be dangerous, causing serious eye injuries and even blindness. FDA has issued draft guidance on the safety of toy laser products to protect children from harm.

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Got a Question About Your Pet's Health?

Got questions about the foods, drugs and other issues involving your pet? FDA's Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) may be able to answer them. Read these seven frequently asked questions, and CVM's answers.

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Avoid Fetal "Keepsake" Images, Heartbeat Monitors

FDA officials are concerned over the marketing of fetal keepsake videos and over-the-counter Doppler ultrasound heartbeat monitors.

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