FDA Health Headlines
'Lucky 13' Tips for a Safe Halloween
Enjoy a happy and safe Halloween by following these guidelines from FDA, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 08:30:00 -0400 - Source:U.S. Food & Drug Administration
Mammography: What You Need to Know
Mammograms are still the best tool for breast cancer screening. As we observe Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, learn how FDA certifies facilities that perform mammography, and clears and approves mammography devices, to help keep you safe.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:00:00 -0400 - Source:U.S. Food & Drug Administration
Dianne Murphy: A Unique Insight Into the World of Pediatric Medicine
As Director of the Office of Pediatric Therapeutics at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) since 2003, Dianne Murphy has had a front-row seat to the world of pediatric therapeutics. FDA interviews Dr. Murphy about her tenure here.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 08:00:00 -0400 - Source:U.S. Food & Drug Administration
Dealing with ADHD: What You Need to Know
Studies show that the number of children being diagnosed with ADHD continues to increase. Learn to recognize and treat ADHD in kids and adults.
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 08:45:00 -0400 - Source:U.S. Food & Drug Administration
Making Decisions for Your Health: Getting the Info You Need
FDA is working hard to make sure you have the information you need to make informed decisions about your health.
Tue, 04 Oct 2016 08:00:00 -0400 - Source:U.S. Food & Drug Administration
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