FDA Consumer Updates

Do Not Use Infant Sleep Positioners Due to the Risk of Suffocation

Consumer Health Information Updates - Tue, 2017-10-03 06:00
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is reminding parents and caregivers not to put babies in sleep positioners. These products, sometimes also called "nests" or "anti-roll" products, can cause suffocation (a struggle to breathe) that can lead to death. Learn how to put a baby safely to sleep and which other products to avoid.
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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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