FDA Consumer Health Information Updates
Codeine and Tramadol Can Cause Breathing Problems for Children
04/20/2017 06:00 AM
The FDA is strengthening drug labels for codeine and tramadol to protect children and nursing babies.
The FDA Supports Research to Reduce Health Disparities
04/19/2017 05:00 AM
Scientific researchers now are working on how to reduce health disparities (differences in health outcomes) among racial and ethnic minorities. And they're doing it with the help of funding from--and by working with--the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Learn more.
Problems with E-Cigarettes, Vape Products, Hookah, Cigarettes or Other Tobacco Products? Tell the FDA
04/16/2017 09:00 PM
The FDA has updated the online tool you can use to report problems with tobacco products.
Autism: Beware of Potentially Dangerous Therapies and Products
04/12/2017 04:00 AM
There is no cure for autism. And many products claiming to 'cure' autism carry significant risks. Learn more about autism and how FDA cracks down on false claims.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome Treatments Aren't One-Size-Fits-All
04/06/2017 05:00 AM
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is an often misunderstood and underdiagnosed condition that affects about 15.3 million people in the United States. No one remedy works for all patients, so the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is working to bring more treatments to the market.
Would Your Child Benefit from a Clinical Trial?
03/21/2017 05:00 AM
Thinking of enrolling your child in a clinical trial? What can you expect to happen?
Colorectal Cancer: What You Should Know
03/16/2017 04:30 AM
Colorectal cancer is preventable and, if caught early enough, treatable. Learn who should get screened and when.
FDA's Food and Cosmetic Information Center Answers Your Questions
03/07/2017 06:00 AM
FDA's Food and Cosmetic Information Center answers telephone and written questions about nutrition and the safety of food, dietary supplements, and cosmetics.
Is My Dog or Cat a Healthy Weight? Important Questions to Ask the Vet
03/02/2017 06:00 AM
Just as obesity has become a serious problem in people, it's also a growing problem in pets, one that can seriously harm your pet's health.
Treating Migraines: More Ways to Fight the Pain
02/23/2017 06:30 AM
In recent years, FDA has given adults new options for treating migraines by allowing the marketing of two prescription devices for such headaches. Some patients don't tolerate migraine drugs well, and these devices can provide an alternative they didn't have before.
Controlling Cholesterol with Statins
02/16/2017 06:00 AM
So, your doctor has prescribed a statin. FDA answers six common questions.
FDA-Approved Devices That Keep the Heart Beating
02/14/2017 12:00 PM
Cardiovascular devices (or 'heart' devices) such as pacemakers and defibrillators have extended and improved the lives of millions of people worldwide. Learn how the FDA regulates these devices, when to seek medical attention for potential heart issues, and how to report problems.
How Devices in Public Places Can Restart Hearts
02/14/2017 07:00 AM
If cardiac arrest occurs, rapid treatment with a medical device called an automated external defibrillator, or 'AED' for short, can be life-saving. Learn about the FDA's role and how these devices are used.
Help The FDA Keep Kids from Using Tobacco
02/09/2017 08:00 AM
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration needs your help to ensure that communities nationwide are following federal tobacco laws. Here's how you can report potential violations.
Improving Your Odds for Cervical Health
01/26/2017 06:00 AM
Cervical cancer is largely preventable and, if detected early, curable. The key to prevention is vaccination, and the key to early detection comes down to two tests.
Is Rinsing Your Sinuses With Neti Pots Safe?
01/24/2017 06:00 AM
Nasal irrigation devices, such as neti pots, can be effective for allergies, sinus infections and other conditions. But they must be used and cleaned properly and only with specific types of water.
What to Ask Your Doctor Before Taking Opioids
01/19/2017 07:00 AM
Opioids can be used to treat certain kinds of chronic and acute pain. It doesn't matter who is writing the prescription; ask these questions before taking opioids.
Is It Really 'FDA Approved?'
01/17/2017 06:00 AM
How can you know for sure what the U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulates? FDA is responsible for protecting the public health by regulating human drugs and biologics, animal drugs, medical devices, tobacco products, food and animal feed, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation.
Help Keep a Sick Child Safe: Learn How to Use a Hospital Crib
01/12/2017 06:00 AM
It's important that you know how to use medical cribs and bassinets correctly, both in and out of the hospital -- especially if your special needs child uses one of these cribs at home.
FDA Encourages More Participation, Diversity in Clinical Trials
01/10/2017 06:00 AM
The FDA is encouraging more people--including members of diverse racial and ethnic groups, women, and older adults--to participate in clinical trials. Learn why.