FDA Consumer Updates

How Many Calories? Keep an Eye on the Menu

Consumer Health Information Updates - Mon, 2019-03-18 11:00
FDA's final rule on menu labeling gives consumers the information on calories they need to make informed food choices.
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FDA's Critical Role in Ensuring Supply of Influenza Vaccine

Consumer Health Information Updates - Fri, 2019-03-01 06:00
Making the flu vaccine is a highly complex process. The FDA encourages the development of new technologies for producing flu vaccines and plays an important role in making sure safe and effective vaccines are available each flu season.
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AEDs: How These Devices in Public Places Can Restart Hearts

Consumer Health Information Updates - Mon, 2019-02-25 07:05
If cardiac arrest occurs, rapid treatment with a medical device called an automated external defibrillator, or 'AED' for short, can be life-saving. Learn how FDA works to help ensure they are safe and effective.
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For Women: The FDA Gives Tips to Prevent Heart Disease

Consumer Health Information Updates - Mon, 2019-02-25 07:03
Learn more about the safe and effective use of FDA-approved drugs and devices for the treatment and prevention of heart disease — the number one killer of women.
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FDA-Approved Devices That Keep the Heart Beating

Consumer Health Information Updates - Mon, 2019-02-25 07:00
Cardiovascular devices (or 'heart' devices) such as pacemakers and defibrillators have extended and improved the lives of millions of people worldwide. Learn how the FDA regulates these devices, when to seek medical attention for potential heart issues, and how to report problems.
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Tips to Stay Safe in the Sun: From Sunscreen to Sunglasses

Consumer Health Information Updates - Thu, 2019-02-21 07:00
FDA is proposing to update the requirements for sunscreens to make sure they're safe and effective for regular, lifelong use and provide the protections that consumers expect. In the meantime, consumers should continue to use broad spectrum sunscreens with SPF values of at least 15 and other protective measures as directed.
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Watch Out for False Promises About So-Called Alzheimer’s Cures

Consumer Health Information Updates - Mon, 2019-02-11 08:00
Unfortunately, when faced with a serious health issue, even the most rational person can be led to believe implausible claims.
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Safely Soothing Teething Pain and Sensory Needs in Babies and Older Children

Consumer Health Information Updates - Thu, 2018-12-20 07:00
Soothing children’s gums with prescription or over-the-counter (OTC) medications, homeopathic remedies or teething jewelry can be dangerous. Consider safer alternatives.
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To Eat or Not to Eat: Decorative Products on Foods Can Be Unsafe

Consumer Health Information Updates - Fri, 2018-12-14 07:00
FDA knows that some non-edible decorative glitters and dusts are promoted for use on foods. But consumers need to be aware that these materials, in fact, may contain materials that should not be eaten. Here’s how to tell if such materials are edible or not.
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Spilling the Beans: How Much Caffeine is Too Much?

Consumer Health Information Updates - Wed, 2018-12-12 10:30
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.
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