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Watch Out for False Promises About So-Called Alzheimer’s Cures

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

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

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?

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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When to Give Kids Medicine for Coughs and Colds

Tue, 2018-11-27 07:00
Sometimes a cold is just a cold. What can worried parents do when their babies and young children have a cold or cough? The FDA has some advice and tips.
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Manage Your Asthma: Know Your Triggers and Treatment Options

Thu, 2018-11-08 07:30
You can manage your asthma by taking medications approved by the FDA. Before going to the pharmacy, get a proper diagnosis from a doctor and together develop an asthma action plan.
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