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FDA Consumer Health Information Updates

FDA Consumer Health Information Updates

FDA Consumer Health Information Updates

Bipolar disorder is characterized by alternating periods of highs and lows--and it can feel like living life on a roller coaster. Proper diagnosis is important, and there are many medications approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that can help treat symptoms.
Posted: December 1, 2016, 1:00 pm
Secondhand and third-hand smoke may be making your pet dog, bird, cat, guinea pig, or fish sick.
Posted: November 30, 2016, 2:00 pm
Opioids can be used to treat certain kinds of chronic and acute pain. It doesn't matter who is writing the prescription, ask these questions before taking opioids.
Posted: November 21, 2016, 1:00 pm
To advance urgently needed research in Alzheimer's disease, FDA is engaging with researchers, drug companies, and the public as they design clinical studies for promising drugs.
Posted: November 17, 2016, 1:00 pm
Women should carefully consider the benefits and risks associated with permanent birth control devices, like the FDA-approved Essure device, along with other birth control options.
Posted: November 15, 2016, 2:28 pm
What are cochlear implants? Who uses them? How do they work?
Posted: November 10, 2016, 1:30 pm
Consumers with diabetes risk serious health complications by choosing illegally marketed diabetes products, which also may be dangerous in and of themselves. Learn about the unapproved products flooding the marketplace and what FDA is doing to counter diabetes products that violate federal law.
Posted: November 8, 2016, 4:30 pm
Recent actions by FDA can help you make healthier, better-informed decisions about the foods you and your family eat.
Posted: November 3, 2016, 12:00 pm
Impetigo is one of the most common childhood diseases and can be treated easily with medications approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Posted: November 1, 2016, 12:00 pm
Depression is a serious medical illness. Not all depression requires treatment with medication. But medications approved for the treatment of depression by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration can help improve symptoms in some people.
Posted: October 27, 2016, 12:00 pm
Enjoy a happy and safe Halloween by following these guidelines from FDA, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Posted: October 25, 2016, 12:30 pm
Mammograms are still the best tool for breast cancer screening. As we observe Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, learn how FDA certifies facilities that perform mammography, and clears and approves mammography devices, to help keep you safe.
Posted: October 21, 2016, 1:00 pm
As Director of the Office of Pediatric Therapeutics at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) since 2003, Dianne Murphy has had a front-row seat to the world of pediatric therapeutics. FDA interviews Dr. Murphy about her tenure here.
Posted: October 19, 2016, 12:00 pm
Studies show that the number of children being diagnosed with ADHD continues to increase. Learn to recognize and treat ADHD in kids and adults.
Posted: October 12, 2016, 12:45 pm
FDA is working hard to make sure you have the information you need to make informed decisions about your health.
Posted: October 4, 2016, 12:00 pm
Is flavor labeling on food packages misleading? FDA helps ensure that it isn't.
Posted: September 21, 2016, 12:00 pm
The older you get, the more likely you are to use additional medicines, which can increase the chance of harmful drug effects including interactions. So consider these safety tips (and share them with your loved ones) when taking prescriptions, over-the-counter medicines, herbal preparations, and supplements.
Posted: September 20, 2016, 1:00 pm
FDA is using whole genome sequencing to determine if antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria found in other countries are also present in the U.S.
Posted: September 15, 2016, 12:30 pm
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can happen to anyone. And these types of injuries, which include concussions, contribute to a substantial number of emergency room visits (and even deaths) each year. Learn about TBI and the FDA's related research and regulatory activities.
Posted: September 8, 2016, 12:00 pm
Head lice. They're every parent's nightmare. Learn how to check for them, how to treat them, and how to avoid having them in your home.
Posted: September 6, 2016, 2:00 pm