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FDA Consumer Health Information Updates

FDA Consumer Health Information Updates

FDA Consumer Health Information Updates

In what foods is caffeine found? Can caffeine pose a danger to your health? This Consumer Update answers these and other key questions about caffeine.
Posted: December 12, 2018, 4:30 pm
Sometimes a cold is just a cold. What can worried parents do when their babies and young children have a cold or cough? The FDA has some advice and tips.
Posted: November 27, 2018, 1:00 pm
You can manage your asthma by taking medications approved by the FDA. Before going to the pharmacy, get a proper diagnosis from a doctor and together develop an asthma action plan.
Posted: November 8, 2018, 1:30 pm
Early in the fall is the best time to get your annual flu vaccine. Find out why it's important to get one.
Posted: October 31, 2018, 12:30 pm
The Nutrition Facts Label (NFL) on packages consumers look at when they’re buying groceries or preparing a meal has undergone a makeover. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has changed it to reflect updated scientific findings and help consumers make better-informed choices about the foods their families eat. Until the deadlines, consumers may see two different versions on the products they buy: the original label they’ve been using, as well as the new label. The Consumer Update will emphasize that both provide helpful information for consumers, delineate the differences between the two, and explain the scientific reason for making a change.
Posted: October 25, 2018, 11:00 am
This sugar substitute, found in some human foods and dental products, can be poisonous to your dog.
Posted: October 25, 2018, 11:00 am
Fresh produce can become contaminated in many ways, but following these simple steps can help protect you and your family from foodborne illness.
Posted: July 10, 2018, 3:00 pm
Tampons are medical devices regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. And if you or a loved one uses them, it's important to use them safely. Learn the basics and consider this advice.
Posted: June 28, 2018, 1:00 pm
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: June 18, 2018, 1:00 pm
Heartworm disease can be fatal to pets, but it is also preventable. Learn more about the dangers of heartworm disease and the importance of year-round prevention.
Posted: June 7, 2018, 12:00 pm
Obesity has been linked to many health problems, including heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Treatments for obesity range from healthy eating and exercise to prescription medicine and surgery. In recent years, FDA-regulated medical devices have also played a treatment role. Learn about approved products.
Posted: June 4, 2018, 12:00 pm
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: May 24, 2018, 11:00 am
Teething is a normal part of childhood that doesn’t need a 'cure' with prescription or over-the-counter (OTC) medications. FDA warns parents that benzocaine products are not safe for treating teething in children. There are safer, non-toxic alternatives.
Posted: May 23, 2018, 11:00 am
As you plan your next beach vacation, make sure your trip is a healthy one. Consider these five tips on sun safety, medications, contact lenses, tattoos, and eating well.
Posted: May 21, 2018, 12:00 pm
The only way to manage celiac disease is to avoid eating foods containing gluten. Learn how FDA's definition of 'gluten free' on food labels makes that possible.
Posted: May 11, 2018, 1:00 pm
Mother's Day and Father's Day are exciting for new parents. But moms and dads of babies 12 months and younger can also have some worries. Medical officers at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration offer health suggestions.
Posted: May 9, 2018, 12:00 pm
Breast pumps are medical devices regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. They can be used to extract milk, maintain or increase a woman's milk supply, and relieve engorged breasts (among other indications). But, to protect mothers and their babies, there are important safety considerations to know before using one.
Posted: May 8, 2018, 12:20 pm
FDA's final rule on menu labeling gives consumers the information on calories they need to make informed food choices.
Posted: May 7, 2018, 11:00 am
Accidentally touching or drinking e-liquids can be dangerous and even deadly for young children. So it’s important to handle and store these products carefully, to teach children to stay away from these products, and to be prepared for emergencies. Consider these tips.
Posted: May 1, 2018, 11:00 am
Injectable skin lightening products are unapproved, untested drugs that could potentially cause harm, the FDA warns. The FDA has not approved any injectable drugs for skin whitening or lightening.
Posted: April 19, 2018, 11:00 am