FDA Consumer Health Information Updates

>Tips to Stay Safe in the Sun: From Sunscreen to Sunglasses

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

>7 Tips for Cleaning Fruits, Vegetables

Fresh produce can become contaminated in many ways, but following these simple steps can help protect you and your family from foodborne illness

>Prostate Cancer: Symptoms, Tests, and Treatment

September is Prostate Health Awaremeness month. Prostate cancer is the second most common cause of cancer-related deaths among American men. Learn more

>The Facts on Tampons—and How to Use Them Safely

Tampons are medical devices regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. And if you or a loved one uses them, it's important to use them safely. Learn the basics and

>The FDA Encourages New Treatments for Sickle Cell Disease

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is collaborating with patients, academics, and the pharmaceutical industry to encourage the development of new treatments for sickle cell

>Prevent Heartworms in Dogs, Cats, and Ferrets Year-Round

Heartworm disease can be fatal to pets, but it is also preventable. Learn more about the dangers of heartworm disease and the importance of year-round prevention

>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

>Ticks and Lyme Disease: Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention

Lyme disease is on the rise. How can you prevent it? What are the symptoms, and what should you do if you think you or your pet have it

>Do Teething Babies Need Medicine on Their Gums? No

Teething is a normal part of childhood that doesn’t need a 'cure' with prescription or over-the-counter (OTC) medications. FDA warns parents that benzocaine products are not safe

>Hyland's Homeopathic Teething Tablets: Questions and Answers

The FDA continues to warn consumers that Hyland's Teething Tablets may pose a risk to children

>5 Tips for a Healthy Vacation

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

>'Gluten-Free' Means What It Says

The only way to manage celiac disease is to avoid eating foods containing gluten. Learn how FDA's definition of 'gluten free' on food labels makes that possible

>Medication Safety: Advice for New Parents

Mother's Day and Father's Day are exciting for new parents. But moms and dads of babies 12 months and younger can also have some worries. Medical officers at the U.S. Food and Drug

>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

>How Many Calories? Keep an Eye on the Menu

FDA's final rule on menu labeling gives consumers the information on calories they need to make informed food choices

>Do You Vape? See These Tips on How to Keep E-Liquids Away from Children

Accidentally touching or drinking e-liquids can be dangerous and even deadly for young children. So it’s important to handle and store these products carefully, to teach children

>Help The FDA Keep Kids from Using Tobacco

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

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