FDA Consumer Health Information Updates
Grapefruit Juice and Some Drugs Don't Mix
07/18/2017 05:00 AM
Grapefruit juice can affect how well some medicines work, and it may cause dangerous side effects.
How to Safely Use Nail Care Products
07/06/2017 05:00 AM
Love manicures and pedicures? The cosmetic products you use, along with lamps that dry (or 'cure') gel nail polishes and artificial nails, are regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Here's what to know about these products to avoid injury or bad reactions and stay safe.
Barbecue Basics: Tips to Prevent Foodborne Illness
06/29/2017 05:00 AM
Barbecuing with friends and family is a warm-weather treat. Help keep bacteria at bay with these food safety tips.
Tips to Stay Safe in the Sun: From Sunscreen to Sunglasses
06/27/2017 05:00 AM
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is continuing to evaluate sunscreen products to help protect consumers from sunburn. Because certain sunscreens can help prevent skin cancer caused by the sun when used as directed with other sun protection measures, it's important to know how to use them properly. Also learn about other ways to protect yourself from sun damage.
Tattoo Removal: Options and Results
06/22/2017 05:00 AM
How hard is it to remove a tattoo? What processes are used? Is it painful?
Caution: Bodybuilding Products Can Be Risky
06/20/2017 05:00 AM
Are all bodybuilding products safe to use? The FDA says no and explains why.
Breast Cancer in Men: Treatments and Genetic Counseling
06/15/2017 05:00 AM
Breast cancer in men tends to be diagnosed at an older age and a later stage, but is treated very similarly to breast cancer in women.
Braces Have Changed, From Metal to Tooth-Colored to Clear
06/08/2017 05:00 AM
FDA answers your questions about braces and how they've changed.
Outsmarting Poison Ivy and Other Poisonous Plants
06/06/2017 05:00 AM
Poison ivy and other poisonous plants are a hazard year-round. Here are tips for preventing and treating the itchy rash and blisters.
Seasonal Allergies: Which Medication is Right for You?
06/01/2017 05:30 AM
The FDA regulates many products that treat allergies or offer allergy relief. But which will work for you depends on your particular symptoms.
Allergy Relief for Your Child
06/01/2017 05:00 AM
Do you have a sneezing, stuffy-nosed child? He or she may have allergies. Learn more about proven treatments for children.
5 Tips for a Healthy Vacation
05/24/2017 05:00 AM
As you plan your next beach vacation, make sure your trip is a healthy one. Consider these five tips on sun safety, medications, contact lenses, tattoos, and eating well.
How to Safely Use Glucose Meters and Test Strips for Diabetes
05/15/2017 09:00 PM
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulates glucose meters and test strips. Check out this safety information from the FDA including advice on why you shouldn't buy or sell previously owned test strips.
Medication Safety: Advice for New Moms
05/10/2017 08:00 AM
Mother's Day is an exciting time for new moms. But moms (and dads) of babies 12 months and younger can also have some worries. Medical officers at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration offer health suggestions.
What to Know When Buying or Using a Breast Pump
05/10/2017 07:45 AM
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.
Depression: FDA-Approved Medications May Help
05/09/2017 05:00 AM
Depression is a serious medical illness. Not all depression requires treatment with medication. But medications that are approved for the treatment of depression by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration can help improve symptoms in some people.
The Facts on Bipolar Disorder and FDA-Approved Treatments
05/09/2017 04:45 AM
Bipolar disorder is characterized by alternating periods of highs and lows--and it can feel like living life on a roller coaster. Proper diagnosis is important, and there are many medications approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that can help treat symptoms.
Hepatitis C Treatments Give Patients More Options
05/04/2017 05:00 AM
Advances in drug treatments approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are giving the 3.2 million Americans with chronic hepatitis C a chance at a longer, healthier life. That's welcome news for baby boomers, a generation that makes up three of four adults with the hepatitis C virus.
Think Before You Ink: Are Tattoos Safe?
05/02/2017 05:00 AM
Are tattoos safe? Not always. More people are getting tattoos, and some have developed infections from contaminated inks, or had bad reactions to the inks themselves.
HIV and Hepatitis: Know Your Status and Learn About the FDA's Role
04/26/2017 11:09 AM
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is working to reduce health disparities among people of different ethnic and racial groups. The agency's Office of Minority Health is now focusing efforts on educating people about HIV and hepatitis. Here's what to know about testing, treatment, and the FDAÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢s role.