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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 FDA’s commitment to protect the public health, FDA scientists are working to learn why more cases are occurring, and how vaccines—which are already safe and effective—can be made even better. Here’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

Whole Genome Sequencing: Cracking the Genetic Code for Foodborne Illness
Increasingly, FDA has used whole genome sequencing to support investigations of foodborne illness outbreaks. Industry is also starting to use whole genome sequencing to monitor food manufacturing for bacteria and take steps to prevent potential outbreaks.
Thu, 23 Jun 2016 08:59:00 -0400 - Source:U.S. Food & Drug Administration

Coping With Memory Loss
A look at various causes of memory loss and treatment approaches.
Tue, 21 Jun 2016 09:43:00 -0400 - Source:U.S. Food & Drug Administration

The Facts on the FDA's New Tobacco Rule
Tobacco use is a major threat to public health and smoking is the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States. A new rule has extended the FDA's regulatory authority to all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, all cigars, hookah, and pipe tobacco. Learn how this rule affects you and how the FDA is preventing youth from using tobacco products and protecting the public health.
Thu, 16 Jun 2016 08:56:00 -0400 - Source:U.S. Food & Drug Administration

Adding Folic Acid to Corn Masa Flour May Prevent Birth Defects
When consumed by women before and during pregnancy, folic acid, a B vitamin, may help to prevent neural tube defects (NTDs). A recent FDA action has made that easier for Hispanic women.
Mon, 13 Jun 2016 08:00:00 -0400 - Source:U.S. Food & Drug Administration

Problems with E-Cigarettes, Vape Products, Hookah, Cigarettes or Tobacco? Tell FDA
FDA has updated the online tool you can use to report problems with tobacco products.
Wed, 08 Jun 2016 08:00:00 -0400 - Source:U.S. Food & Drug Administration

Warning: Aspirin-Containing Antacid Medicines Can Cause Bleeding
Drugs containing an antacid and aspirin, and used to treat heartburn, sour stomach, acid indigestion, or upset stomach, can cause serious bleeding, FDA warns. Read the Drug Facts label to see if the product you’re using for these conditions has aspirin, especially if you have a risk factor for bleeding.
Mon, 06 Jun 2016 08:00:00 -0400 - Source:U.S. Food & Drug Administration

For Women: The FDA Gives Tips to Prevent Heart Disease
More women die from heart disease than from any other cause. But women can take action to decrease their risk. The FDA offers many resources to help educate women of all ages about the safe use of FDA-approved drugs and devices for the treatment and prevention of heart disease. Read on for tips and information.
Thu, 02 Jun 2016 09:27:00 -0400 - Source:U.S. Food & Drug Administration

Allergy Relief for Your Child
Do you have a sneezing, stuffy-nosed child? He or she may have allergies. Read about proven treatments for children here.
Thu, 26 May 2016 08:30:00 -0400 - Source:U.S. Food & Drug Administration


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