FDA Health Headlines
What's in a Name? What Every Consumer Should Know About Foods and Flavors
Is flavor labeling on food packages misleading? FDA helps ensure that it isn't.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 08:00:00 -0400 - Source:U.S. Food & Drug Administration
4 Medication Safety Tips for Older Adults
The older you get, the more likely you are to use additional medicines, which can increase the chance of harmful drug effects including interactions. So consider these safety tips (and share them with your loved ones) when taking prescriptions, over-the-counter medicines, herbal preparations, and supplements.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 09:00:00 -0400 - Source:U.S. Food & Drug Administration
FDA: Cutting-Edge Technology Sheds Light on Antibiotic Resistance
FDA is using whole genome sequencing to determine if antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria found in other countries are also present in the U.S.
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 08:30:00 -0400 - Source:U.S. Food & Drug Administration
FDA Facilitates Research on Earlier Stages of Alzheimer's Disease
To advance urgently needed research in Alzheimer's disease, FDA is engaging with researchers, drug companies, and the public as they design new clinical studies for promising drugs.
Tue, 13 Sep 2016 08:00:00 -0400 - Source:U.S. Food & Drug Administration
Traumatic Brain Injury: FDA Research and Actions
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 about TBI and the FDA's related research and regulatory activities.
Thu, 08 Sep 2016 08:00:00 -0400 - Source:U.S. Food & Drug Administration
Treating Head Lice
Head lice. They're every parent's nightmare. Learn how to check for them, how to treat them, and how to avoid having them in your home.
Tue, 06 Sep 2016 10:00:00 -0400 - Source:U.S. Food & Drug Administration
Antibacterial Soap? You Can Skip It -- Use Plain Soap and Water
Think antibacterial soaps reduce your risk of getting an infection? Not necessarily, the FDA says. Thereâ€™s no data demonstrating that over-the-counter antibacterial soaps are better at preventing illness than washing with plain soap and water.
Fri, 02 Sep 2016 08:30:00 -0400 - Source:U.S. Food & Drug Administration
5 Tips for Using Your Microwave Oven Safely
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulates microwave ovens. The FDA sets and enforces performance standards for microwave ovens to assure radiation emissions do not pose a hazard to public health. When you use a microwave oven, you should use it properly and maintain it appropriately, as recommended by the user manual. Read more for tips on safe use.
Thu, 01 Sep 2016 08:00:00 -0400 - Source:U.S. Food & Drug Administration
What to Know When Buying or Using a Breast Pump
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.
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 08:00:00 -0400 - Source:U.S. Food & Drug Administration
Contact Lens Solutions With Hydrogen Peroxide: To Avoid Injury, Follow All Instructions
The FDA is informing consumers that they need to carefully read and follow directions for contact lens solutions that use hydrogen peroxide. Failure to read and follow directions and warnings for these products can result in stinging, burning, and/or damage to eyes. Read more to learn how to use these products safely.
Mon, 22 Aug 2016 10:00:00 -0400 - Source:U.S. Food & Drug Administration
Medical Devices that Treat Obesity: What to Know
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.
Tue, 16 Aug 2016 08:30:00 -0400 - Source:U.S. Food & Drug Administration
Vaccines for Children: Information for Parents and Caregivers
FDA's online guide describes the types of routinely administered vaccines available for children, and answers many of the questions posed by parents and caregivers.
Thu, 11 Aug 2016 09:00:00 -0400 - Source:U.S. Food & Drug Administration
Outsmarting Poison Ivy and Other Poisonous Plants
Poison ivy and other poisonous plants are a hazard all year round. Here are tips for preventing and treating the itchy rash and blisters.
Thu, 04 Aug 2016 08:00:00 -0400 - Source:U.S. Food & Drug Administration
FDA Researchers Advance Science for Vaccines to Prevent Mumps and Whooping Cough
Reported cases of mumps and pertussis have risen in the United States in recent years even though many people are vaccinated. As part of the FDAâ€™s commitment to protect the public health, FDA scientists are working to learn why more cases are occurring, and how vaccinesâ€”which are already safe and effectiveâ€”can be made even better. Hereâ€™s what you should know.
Tue, 02 Aug 2016 09:28:00 -0400 - Source:U.S. Food & Drug Administration
Good Dog, Bad Food: Foods for People That Are Bad for Your Dog
Some foods that are meant for people to eat can be dangerous, and even deadly, to your dog.
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 08:00:00 -0400 - Source:U.S. Food & Drug Administration
Mercury Poisoning Linked to Skin Products
Federal health officials are warning consumers not to use skin creams, beauty and antiseptic soaps, or lotions that might contain mercury after products with the toxic metal turned up in at least seven states.
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 08:35:00 -0400 - Source:U.S. Food & Drug Administration
You May Be Surprised by How Much Salt You're Eating
FDA is encouraging industry to gradually reduce the amount of sodium in foods. Consumers have the opportunity to comment.
Tue, 19 Jul 2016 08:35:00 -0400 - Source:U.S. Food & Drug Administration
Juvenile Arthritis: Discoveries Lead to Newer Treatments
Juvenile arthritis is one of the most common chronic illnesses affecting children. Learn about new therapies that moderate the effects of the disease.
Thu, 14 Jul 2016 09:45:00 -0400 - Source:U.S. Food & Drug Administration
Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC): A "Cool" Trend that Lacks Evidence, Poses Risks
A growing number of wellness centers, spas, and sports rehabilitation centers are promoting whole body cryotherapy (WBC) as an effective way to treat chronic pain and a host of other medical conditions, and help you lose weight. However, the FDA has not cleared or approved any WBC machines for any medical use.
Tue, 05 Jul 2016 08:22:00 -0400 - Source:U.S. Food & Drug Administration
Raw Dough's a Raw Deal and Could Make You Sick
Eating raw dough or batter could make you sick. Whether you're baking at home, making flour-based 'play' clay, or eating at a restaurant that offers the kids raw dough to play with until the food comes, do not eat it. And make sure your kids don't, either.
Tue, 28 Jun 2016 09:00:00 -0400 - Source:U.S. Food & Drug Administration