FDA Consumer Health Information Updates
FDA Consumer Health Information Updates
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
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: April 6, 2018, 1:00 pm
The FDA regulates many products that treat allergies or offer allergy relief. But which will work for you depends on your particular symptoms.
Posted: March 29, 2018, 11:30 am
How to tell if you have a cold or the flu, and when to seek medical care.
Posted: March 14, 2018, 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: February 14, 2018, 10:00 pm
How can you tell if an online pharmacy is operating legally? The FDA's BeSafeRx web page can help you identify and avoid rogue online pharmacies. The FDA has tips for buying medicines online safely.
Posted: January 25, 2018, 12:00 pm
Just as obesity has become a serious problem in people, it's also a growing problem in pets, one that can seriously harm your pet's health.
Posted: January 11, 2018, 4:00 pm
Think it's too late to get a flu shot? Not so. Find out why.
Posted: January 10, 2018, 12:00 pm
When consumed by women before and during pregnancy, folic acid, a B vitamin, may help prevent neural tube defects (NTDs).
Posted: January 9, 2018, 5:30 pm
FDA is committed to protecting the health of children by helping lower their exposure to radiation from X-ray exams.
Posted: January 8, 2018, 9:53 pm