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FDA Consumer Health Information Updates

FDA Consumer Health Information Updates

FDA Consumer Health Information Updates

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 20, 2017, 11:00 am
Breast cancer in men tends to be diagnosed at an older age and a later stage, but is treated very similarly to breast cancer in women.
Posted: October 17, 2017, 11:00 am
If you're purchasing medications for your pet online to save money or for convenience, there are Internet sites that represent legitimate pharmacies. But the FDA has found that there are others that sell unapproved pet drugs and counterfeit pet products, make fraudulent claims, dispense prescription drugs without requiring a prescription, and sell expired drugs. Any of these practices could mean that the products you are buying could be unsafe or ineffective for your pet.
Posted: October 11, 2017, 11:00 am
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is reminding parents and caregivers not to put babies in sleep positioners. These products, sometimes also called "nests" or "anti-roll" products, can cause suffocation (a struggle to breathe) that can lead to death. Learn how to put a baby safely to sleep and which other products to avoid.
Posted: October 3, 2017, 11:00 am
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is collaborating with patients, academics, and the pharmaceutical industry to encourage the development of new treatments for sickle cell disease (SCD).
Posted: September 20, 2017, 12:00 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 more about TBI, and the FDA's related research and regulatory activities.
Posted: September 14, 2017, 11:00 am
It's important to safeguard your food, water, and medicine before, during and after any severe weather event.
Posted: September 11, 2017, 1:00 pm
September is Prostate Health Awaremeness month. Prostate cancer is the second most common cause of cancer-related deaths among American men. Learn more.
Posted: September 5, 2017, 6:05 pm
Head lice. Learn how to check for them, how to treat them, and how to avoid having them in your home.
Posted: August 31, 2017, 11:00 am
Lyme disease is on the rise. How can you prevent it? What are the symptoms, and what should you do if you think you or your pet have it?
Posted: August 24, 2017, 11:00 am
Healthy breakfasts are a must for kids and help keep them going strong all day. This article and short video provide tips on making it happen.
Posted: August 17, 2017, 11:30 am
Can you bring foreign drugs into the U.S.? Or refill a foreign prescription at a U.S. pharmacy? The U.S. Food and Drug Administration can help you understand the rules for flying with medications or shipping them from overseas.
Posted: August 10, 2017, 11:30 am
The older you get, the more likely you are to use additional medicines, which can increase the chance of harmful drug 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: August 8, 2017, 11:00 am
For infants under age 6 months, it's best to cover them up and keep them well shaded. An FDA pediatrician tells how to protect babies from dangerous ultraviolet rays.
Posted: August 3, 2017, 9:00 am
Some foods that are meant for people can be dangerous, and even deadly, to your dog.
Posted: August 1, 2017, 12:00 pm
Grapefruit juice can affect how well some medicines work, and it may cause dangerous side effects.
Posted: July 18, 2017, 12:00 pm
Love manicures and pedicures? The cosmetic products you use, along with lamps that dry (or 'cure') gel nail polishes and artificial nails, are regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Here's what to know about these products to avoid injury or bad reactions and stay safe.
Posted: July 6, 2017, 12:00 pm
Barbecuing with friends and family is a warm-weather treat. Help keep bacteria at bay with these food safety tips.
Posted: June 29, 2017, 12:00 pm
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is continuing to evaluate sunscreen products to help protect consumers from sunburn. Because certain sunscreens can help prevent skin cancer caused by the sun when used as directed with other sun protection measures, it's important to know how to use them properly. Also learn about other ways to protect yourself from sun damage.
Posted: June 27, 2017, 12:00 pm
How hard is it to remove a tattoo? What processes are used? Is it painful?
Posted: June 22, 2017, 12:00 pm