Confused by Date Labels on Packaged Foods?
Consumer uncertainty about the meaning of the dates that appear on the labels of packaged foods is believed to contribute to about 20 percent of food waste in the home. Here are some ways to reduce food loss and waste, without risking illness from consuming spoiled food. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Food
Timely articles and multimedia content about food and food-safety. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Los investigadores de la FDA logran avances cient íficos en las vacunas para prevenir las paperas y la tosferina
El n úmero de casos de paperas y tosferina en los Estados Unidos ha aumentado en los últimos años, a pesar de que muchas personas son vacunadas. Como parte de su compromiso de proteger la salud pública, los científicos de la FDA se esfuerzan por saber por qué se están presentando más casos y cóm o las vacunas —que ya son seguras y eficaces— pueden mejorarse aún más. He aquí lo que debe saber. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

FDA Researchers Advance Science for Vaccines to Prevent Mumps and Whooping Cough
Reported cases of mumps and pertussis have risen in the US in recent years even though many people are vaccinated. As part of the FDA commitment to protect the public health, FDA scientists are working to learn why more cases are occurring. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

A Tattoo for You? Seven Key Questions to Consider
As tattoos have become more popular, the number of people suffering from infections and other bad reactions has also increased. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Think Before You Ink: Are Tattoos Safe?
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. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Who's in Clinical Trials?
FDA is making demographic information from clinical trials, such as the inclusion of women and minority groups, more easily available and transparent to consumers. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Watch Out for False Promises About So-Called Alzheimer's Cures
Unfortunately, when faced with a serious health issue, even the most rational person can be led to believe implausible claims. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Children's Health
Kids aren't just small adults. From diet and nutrition to their reactions to medicine, their bodies are unique. Read these Consumer Updates to learn more. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Laser Toys: How to Keep Kids Safe
When operated unsafely, or without certain controls, the highly-concentrated light from laser pointers and laser toys can be dangerous, causing serious eye injuries and even blindness. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is reminding consumers how to stay safe. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

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 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. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Animal & Veterinary
Consumer articles from FDA about animal health and veterinary medicine. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Who's in Clinical Trials?
FDA is making demographic information from clinical trials, such as the inclusion of women and minority groups, more easily available and transparent to consumers. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Vacunas, Sangre y Productos Biol ógicos
Informaci ón para el consumidor sobre la seguridad de las vacunas, sangre y productos biológicos. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - May 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Dispositivos M édicos
Informaci ón para el consumidor sobre la seguridad y operación de los dispositivos médicos (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - May 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Salud Infantil
Informaci ón para el consumidor sobre la seguridad de medicamentos y alimentos para los niños. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - May 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Salud de la Mujer
Informaci ón para el consumidor sobre la salud de la mujer (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - May 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Suplementos Diet éticos
Informaci ón para el consumidor sobre la seguridad de los suplementos dietéticos. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - May 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Tenga cuidado con las falsas promesas de las supuestas curas para el Alzheimer
(Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - May 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Watch Out for False Promises About So-Called Alzheimer ’s Cures
These purported miracle cures are sold primarily on the Internet. They are often, though not always, falsely labeled as dietary supplements. Regardless of their form, these products fly in the face of true science. What these companies are selling is false hope. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - May 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Fraude en la Salud
Informaci ón para el consumidor sobre el fraude en la salud y cómo evitar ser estafado. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - May 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Nutrici ón
Informaci ón para el consumidor sobre la nutrición. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - May 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Vaccination Is the Best Protection Against Measles
Measles is not a harmless childhood disease. It's dangerous and can be life-threatening. Our most effective public health measure against measles is prevention with the measles vaccine. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - May 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Watch Out for False Promises About So-Called Alzheimer's Cures
Unfortunately, when faced with a serious health issue, even the most rational person can be led to believe implausible claims. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - May 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

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 disease (SCD). (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - May 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Fact or Fiction: What to Know About Smoking Cessation and Medications
Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States, resulting in more than 480,000 deaths annually. Almost 70 percent of current smokers report wanting to quit smoking, but quitting can be hard and often takes multiple attempts. Learn the facts. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - May 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

La mejor protecci ón contra el sarampión es la vacunación
El sarampi ón no es una inofensiva enfermedad infantil. Es peligrosa y puede poner en peligro la vida. Nuestra medida de salud pública más eficaz contra el sarampión es la prevención mediante la vacuna contra el sarampión. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - May 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

¿Toma medicamentos para el insomnio? Conozca los riesgos
Los medicamentos para dormir (prescritos para el insomnio) pueden ayudarlo a conciliar el sue ño, pero también conllevan graves riesgos. La FDA está añadiendo su advertencia más visible -un recuadro de advertencia a la etiqueta. Descubra los beneficios y los riesgos de tomar medicamentos para dormir. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - May 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Taking Z-drugs for Insomnia? Know the Risks
Z-drugs (prescribed for insomnia) may help you sleep, but also carry serious risks. FDA is adding its most prominent warning, a Boxed Warning, to the label. Find out the benefits as well as risks of taking Z-drugs. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - May 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Medicamentos
Informaci ón para el consumidor sobre la seguridad de los medicamentos y medicinas. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - May 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Vaccines, Blood & Biologics
From blood to vaccines, FDA protects and advances the public health by ensuring that biological products are safe, effective, and available to those who need them. Read these Consumer Updates to learn more. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - May 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Children's Health
Kids aren't just small adults. From diet and nutrition to their reactions to medicine, their bodies are unique. Read these Consumer Updates to learn more. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - May 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

5 Ways New FDA Rules Will Make Your Foods Safer
How will you and your family be protected by the new actions FDA is taking to keep your food safe? (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - April 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Informaci ón sobre el trastorno bipolar y los tratamientos aprobados por la FDA
El trastorno bipolar causa cambios inusuales en el estado de ánimo, los niveles de energía y de actividad, y la capacidad para realizar las tareas cotidianas. El correcto diagnóstico es importante, y hay muchos medicamentos aprobados por la Administración de Alimentos y Medicamentos de los EE.UU. que pueden ayudar a tratar los síntomas. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - April 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Giving Medicine to Children
When young children are sick and cranky, it can be tough to get them to take their medicine. Watch this video for tips from an FDA pediatrician on giving the dose without the battle, in English and Spanish. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - April 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

El VIH y la hepatitis: sepa cu ál es su condición y conozca la función que desempeña la FDA
La Administraci ón de Alimentos y Medicamentos de los Estados Unidos se esfuerza por reducir las disparidades en la salud entre las personas de diferentes grupos étnicos y raciales. La Oficina de Salud de las Minorías de la dependencia está concentrando ahora sus esfuerzos en educar a las personas en cuanto al VIH y la hepatitis. He aquí lo que hay que saber sobre las pruebas, el tratamiento y la función que desempeña la FDA. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - April 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

¿Está almacenando los alimentos en forma segura?
Estos consejos de almacenamiento de alimentos pueden ayudarle a evitar las enfermedades transmitidas por los alimentos. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - April 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Evite lesiones con el uso de soluciones con per óxido de hidrógeno para lentes de contacto siguiendo todas las instrucciones
La FDA informa a los consumidores sobre la necesidad de leer y seguir cuidadosamente las indicaciones de las soluciones para lentes de contacto que emplean per óxido de hidrógeno. No leer y obedecer las instrucciones y advertencias para estos productos puede ocasionar escozor, ardor o daños a los ojos. Continúe leyendo para aprender a usar estos productos de forma segura. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - April 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

El resfriado y la gripe: prevenci ón, síntomas y tratamientos
En gran parte del hemisferio norte, ésta es la temporada perfecta para contraer un resfriado, la influenza (gripe) y otras enfermedades respiratorias. Aunque los virus contagiosos se mantienen activos durante todo el año, la mayoría de las infecciones ocurre en el otoño y el invierno. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - April 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

El parche de fentanilo puede ser mortal para los ni ños
Ni ños pequeños han fallecido o se enfermaron de gravedad debido a la exposición accidental a parches cutáneos que contenían un potente analgésico. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - April 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

El tama ño de las porciones de los alimentos será más real
: El tama ño de las porciones en la nueva etiqueta de información nutricional refleja mejor lo que la gente realmente come (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - April 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

FDA: Tecnolog ía avanzada esclarece la resistencia a los antibióticos
La FDA est á aprovechando la secuenciación de genomas enteros para determinar si las cepas de bacterias resistentes a los antibióticos encontradas en otros países también están presentes en los Estados Unidos. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - April 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

FDA: No deje la depresi ón de la niñez desatendida
Ent érese de cómo los antidepresivos aprobados por la FDA están ayudando a los niños con depresión. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - April 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

El tratamiento de la migra ña: más formas de combatir el dolor
En a ños recientes, la FDA ha proporcionado a los adultos nuevas opciones para el tratamiento de las migrañas al permitir la comercialización de dos dispositivos de prescripción médica para esos dolores de cabeza. Algunos pacientes no toleran muy bien los medicamentos contra la migraña, y estos dis positivos pueden ofrecer una alternativa que antes no tenían. Tweet: Ciertos dispositivos les dan a los enfermos de migra ña otras opciones aparte de los medicamentos (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - April 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Evite usar monitores de ritmo card íaco o tomar imágenes fetales de “recuerdo”
Mantenga a salvo a su beb é, evite tomar imágenes innecesarias durante el embarazo (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - April 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Eliminaci ón de tatuajes: Opciones y resultados
De acuerdo con una encuesta reciente, 1 de cada 8 adultos estadounidenses que tienen un tatuaje lamentan hab érselo hecho. La FDA regula los dispositivos láser que se utilizan para la eliminación de tatuajes. Conozca más sobre una manera segura y efectiva de eliminar su tatuaje. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - April 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

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. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - April 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

FDA Encourages More Participation, Diversity in Clinical Trials
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. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - April 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

La FDA insta a ampliar la participaci ón y la diversidad en los ensayos clínicos
La FDA insta a que m ás personas -- incluyendo de la tercera edad, mujeres, y miembros de diversos grupos étnicos y raciales -- participen en ensayos clínicos. Entérese de por qué. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - April 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

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. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - April 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news