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Thermography should not be used in place of mammography, which is still the most effective tool for detecting breast cancer.
Posted: January 20, 2021, 1:44 am
La termografía no debe utilizarse en lugar de la mamografía, la cual sigue siendo la herramienta más eficaz para detectar el cáncer de mama.
Posted: January 20, 2021, 1:22 am
Mammograms are still the best tool for breast cancer screening. Learn how the FDA certifies facilities that perform mammography, and clears and approve mammography devices to help keep you safe.
Posted: January 20, 2021, 12:43 am
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulates breast implants as medical devices. Learn about the risks of these products, and consider this advice.
Posted: January 19, 2021, 9:30 pm
During the coronavirus pandemic, you've learned a lot about keeping your family safe. If your family includes pets, you want to keep them safe, too. FDA offers some helpful questions and answers about keeping your pets safe during the pandemic.
Posted: January 19, 2021, 8:40 pm
Muchos anuncios en las redes sociales y los sitios de “salud” en internet afirman que sus productos pueden curar el cáncer, pero no es así.
Posted: January 15, 2021, 8:21 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: January 11, 2021, 5:37 pm
Gene therapy is the process of replacing defective genes with healthy ones, adding new genes to help the body fight or treat disease, or deactivating problem genes. It holds the promise to transform medicine and create options for patients who are living with difficult, and even incurable, diseases. Learn how this innovative therapy works.
Posted: January 11, 2021, 2:20 am
Timely articles and multimedia content about food and food-safety.
Posted: January 11, 2021, 1:53 am
Cuando las mujeres consumen ácido fólico —un tipo de vitamina B - antes y durante el embarazo, éste puede ayudar a prevenir los defectos del tubo neural (DTN). Una medida tomada recientemente por la FDA ha facilitado esta acción para las mujeres hispanas.
Posted: January 8, 2021, 9:08 pm
Fraudulent products that claim to cure, treat, or prevent COVID-19 haven’t been evaluated by the FDA for safety and effectiveness and might be dangerous to you and your family.
Posted: January 4, 2021, 4:55 pm
When consumed by women before and during pregnancy, folic acid, a B vitamin, may help prevent neural tube defects (NTDs).
Posted: January 4, 2021, 2:15 pm
Consumer articles from FDA about animal health and veterinary medicine.
Posted: December 23, 2020, 3:57 pm
From tinsel to table scraps, holiday hazards for pets abound. Here are some tips to help you keep them safe.
Posted: December 22, 2020, 1:35 pm
Consumers cannot be confident that certain products, including weight loss and male enhancement products, sold on online marketplaces like Amazon and eBay or in stores, are safe to use.
Posted: December 18, 2020, 4:43 pm
Consumer articles about over-the-counter and prescription drugs.
Posted: December 18, 2020, 1:18 pm
Dietary supplements are regulated by the FDA as food, not as drugs. However, many dietary supplements contain ingredients that have strong biological effects which may conflict with a medicine you are taking or a medical condition you may have. Products containing hidden drugs are also sometimes falsely marketed as dietary supplements, putting consumers at greater risk. For these reasons, it is important to consult with a health care professional before using any dietary supplement. Read these Consumer Updates to learn more.
Posted: December 18, 2020, 1:17 pm
You can help stop the spread of COVID-19 disease by washing your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds every time. If soap and water are not available, alcohol-based hand sanitizers can be used if they contain at least 60% alcohol and are used properly.
Posted: December 15, 2020, 9:28 pm
Casi el 70 por ciento de los fumadores actuales afirman que desean dejar de fumar, pero conseguirlo puede ser difícil y a menudo requiere múltiples intentos.
Posted: December 14, 2020, 8:57 pm
Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States, resulting in more than 480,000 deaths annually. Almost 70 percent of current smokers report wanting to quit smoking, but quitting can be hard and often takes multiple attempts. Learn the facts.
Posted: December 14, 2020, 8:34 pm