FDA Consumer Updates

The FDA Encourages New Treatments for Sickle Cell Disease

Consumer Health Information Updates - Wed, 2017-09-20 07:00
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).
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Traumatic Brain Injury: FDA Research and Actions

Consumer Health Information Updates - Thu, 2017-09-14 06:00
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.
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Hurricane Season: Be Prepared

Consumer Health Information Updates - Mon, 2017-09-11 08:00
It's important to safeguard your food, water, and medicine before, during and after any severe weather event.
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Prostate Cancer: Symptoms, Tests, and Treatment

Consumer Health Information Updates - Tue, 2017-09-05 13:05
September is Prostate Health Awaremeness month. Prostate cancer is the second most common cause of cancer-related deaths among American men. Learn more.
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Treating and Preventing Head Lice

Consumer Health Information Updates - Thu, 2017-08-31 06:00
Head lice. Learn how to check for them, how to treat them, and how to avoid having them in your home.
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Ticks and Lyme Disease: Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention

Consumer Health Information Updates - Thu, 2017-08-24 06:00
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?
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Healthy Breakfasts for Kids: It's All About Balance

Consumer Health Information Updates - Thu, 2017-08-17 06:30
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.
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May 23 Webinar on Hearing Aids: The Basic Information You Need to Know

Consumer Health Information Updates - Fri, 2017-08-11 14:05
In this webinar, FDA audiologist Sue-Chen Peng, Ph.D., offers consumers basic information on hearing loss and hearing aids.
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5 Tips for Traveling to the U.S. With Medications

Consumer Health Information Updates - Thu, 2017-08-10 06:30
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.
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4 Medication Safety Tips for Older Adults

Consumer Health Information Updates - Tue, 2017-08-08 06:00
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.
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Should You Put Sunscreen on Infants? Not Usually

Consumer Health Information Updates - Thu, 2017-08-03 04:00
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.
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Good Dog, Bad Food: Foods for People That Are Bad for Your Dog

Consumer Health Information Updates - Tue, 2017-08-01 07:00
Some foods that are meant for people can be dangerous, and even deadly, to your dog.
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Grapefruit Juice and Some Drugs Don't Mix

Consumer Health Information Updates - Tue, 2017-07-18 07:00
Grapefruit juice can affect how well some medicines work, and it may cause dangerous side effects.
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How to Safely Use Nail Care Products

Consumer Health Information Updates - Thu, 2017-07-06 07:00
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.
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Barbecue Basics: Tips to Prevent Foodborne Illness

Consumer Health Information Updates - Thu, 2017-06-29 07:00
Barbecuing with friends and family is a warm-weather treat. Help keep bacteria at bay with these food safety tips.
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Tips to Stay Safe in the Sun: From Sunscreen to Sunglasses

Consumer Health Information Updates - Tue, 2017-06-27 07:00
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.
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Tattoo Removal: Options and Results

Consumer Health Information Updates - Thu, 2017-06-22 07:00
How hard is it to remove a tattoo? What processes are used? Is it painful?
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Caution: Bodybuilding Products Can Be Risky

Consumer Health Information Updates - Tue, 2017-06-20 07:00
Are all bodybuilding products safe to use? The FDA says no and explains why.
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Breast Cancer in Men: Treatments and Genetic Counseling

Consumer Health Information Updates - Thu, 2017-06-15 07:00
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.
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Braces Have Changed, From Metal to Tooth-Colored to Clear

Consumer Health Information Updates - Thu, 2017-06-08 07:00
FDA answers your questions about braces and how they've changed.
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