Microneedling Devices: Getting to the Point on Benefits, Risks and Safety
If you're thinking about microneedling to make your skin look better, know the benefits and risks associated with microneedling devices. Check out the FDA's safety tips. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - September 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

FDA 101: Dietary Supplements
Part of the "FDA 101" series, this article describes how dietary supplements are regulated and offers safety tips for consumers. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - August 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Hearing Aids and Personal Sound Amplifiers: Know the Difference
FDA recently issued guidelines on important differences between hearing aides and personal sound amplifying devices. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - August 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Secondhand (and Third-Hand) Smoke May Be Making Your Pet Sick
Secondhand and third-hand smoke may be making your pet dog, bird, cat, guinea pig, or fish sick. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - August 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

5 Things You Need to Know about the COVID-19 Vaccine for Adolescents 12 through 17
Adolescents 12 through 17 are eligible for COVID-19 vaccination. In a clinical trial of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine the most commonly reported side effects following vaccination in people 12 through 15 were mild to moderate and consistent with those reported in participants 16 and older. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - August 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Desayunos saludables para ni ños: Todo es cuestión de balance
Los desayunos saludables son esenciales para los ni ños. Conozca siete consejos prácticos para perpalos. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - August 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Is Rinsing Your Sinuses With Neti Pots Safe?
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. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - August 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Healthy Breakfasts for Kids: It's All About Balance
This article and short video provide tips on making it happen. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - August 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: Get the Facts
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) devices only considered safe and effective for certain conditions. The FDA recommends you use a HBOT device under the care of a doctor and in a hospital or facility that has hyperbaric accreditation. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

" Poppers " de nitrito
Los proveedores de atenci ón médica reportan un aumento en las hospitalizaciones y muertes debido a la ingesta o inhalación de “poppers” de nitrito. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - July 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

"Poppers" de nitrito
Los proveedores de atenci ón médica reportan un aumento en las hospitalizaciones y muertes debido a la ingesta o inhalación de “poppers” de nitrito. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - July 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Accidental Exposures to Fentanyl Patches Continue to Be Deadly to Children
Exposure to medication is a leading cause of poisoning in children. Kids have died or become seriously ill after being exposed to a skin patch containing fentanyl, an opioid pain reliever. The FDA urges you to take precautions and make sure patches are stored, used, and disposed of properly. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - July 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

How Safe are Color Additives?
Basic information about the safety of color additives--dyes, pigments, or substances that can impart color when added or applied to a food, drug, cosmetic, or the human body. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - July 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Nitrite “Poppers”
Health care providers report increase in hospitalizations and deaths due to nitrite popper ingestion or inhalation. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - July 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

My Dog Has Cancer: What Do I Need to Know?
Just as FDA reviews drugs for humans for safety and effectiveness before they can go on the market, the agency does the same for treatments for animals. Learn how FDA brings new oncology treatments to market and questions to ask your vet about your dog's cancer diagnosis. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - July 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Always Tired? You May Have Sleep Apnea
If you feel tired and exhausted when you wake up every morning you may have sleep apnea. Find out more about the different types of FDA-cleared and FDA-approved obstructive sleep apnea or OSA treatments that work and help you get restful and restorative sleep. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - July 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Perro bueno, alimento malo: alimentos para las personas que son malos para su perro
Algunos alimentos destinados para consumo de las personas pueden ser peligrosos, e incluso mortales, para su perro (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - June 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

How to Report Problems with Flea and Tick Products
Fleas and ticks can be more than just an itchy annoyance to your pets —they can cause serious harm. So it’s important to know how to use flea and tick products safely. It’s also important to know whom to report to if you’re experiencing problems with these products. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - June 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Should You Put Sunscreen on Infants? Not Usually
Your infant ’s sensitive skin is vulnerable to serious burns. But sunscreen isn’t the answer. Infants are at greater risk than adults of sunscreen side effects, such as a rash. The FDA recommends keeping newborns and babies younger than 6 months out of direct sunlight. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - June 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Help the FDA Prevent the Sale of Tobacco Products to Young People
Many teens underestimate how easy it is to become addicted to nicotine. This raises concerns because young people are at greatest risk of nicotine addiction because their brains are still developing. Find out how you can help. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - May 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Watch Out for False Promises on Some Dietary Supplements
Dietary supplements claiming to cure, treat, mitigate, or prevent infertility and other reproductive health conditions may be scams. Learn more in this Consumer Update. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - May 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Medication Errors Happen to Pets, Too
With pets, as with people, medication errors can happen throughout the treatment process, and your animal's health can be harmed. Learn about the kinds of medication errors that can occur in treating animals, and specific steps you can take to make sure that doesn't happen to your pets. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - May 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Dispositivos que Emiten Radiaci ón
Informaci ón para el consumidor sobre la seguridad y operación de los dispositivos que emiten radiación (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - April 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

4 Medication Safety Tips for Older Adults
The older you get, the more likely you are to use additional medicines, which can increase the chance of harmful interactions. So, consider these safety tips (and share them with your loved ones) when taking prescriptions, over-the-counter medicines, herbal preparations, and supplements. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - April 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Colorectal Cancer: What You Should Know About Screening
Doctors recommend everyone start screening for colorectal cancer at age 50, and before age 50 for some people at higher risk. There are several FDA-reviewed and approved or cleared choices for colorectal cancer screening. Find out which one is best for you. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - April 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Learn More About COVID-19 Vaccines From the FDA
Get answers to your questions about the standards for safety and effectiveness to support an emergency use authorization of COVID-19 vaccines. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - March 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Infant Formula: Safety Do's and Dont's
The FDA advises parents and caregivers to not make or feed homemade infant formula to infants. Homemade infant formula recipes have not been evaluated by the FDA and may lack nutrients vital to an infant ’s growth. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - March 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Productos de Tabaco
Informaci ón para el consumidor sobre la regulación de los productos de tabaco y su seguridad. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - March 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Formaldehyde in Hair Smoothing Products: What You Should Know
Hair smoothing products, also referred to as hair straightening products, may release formaldehyde gas, a known human carcinogen, when heated. Only licensed and trained salon professionals should use these products on your hair. Here are some steps to take if you are considering using them. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - March 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

' All Natural' Alternatives for Erectile Dysfunction: A Risky Proposition
FDA's testing of many suspect products that promise to enhance sexual performance or treat erectile dysfunction found that some contain undisclosed and potentially harmful drugs. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - February 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Tattoo Removal: Options and Results
How hard is it to remove a tattoo? What processes are used? Is it painful? (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - February 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Razones para no darle huesos a su perro: Ya sean huesos caseros o comerciales
Darle huesos a su perro puede ser peligroso e incluso mortal. Sepa por qu é. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - February 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

No Bones (or Bone Treats) About It: Reasons Not to Give Your Dog Bones
Bone treats are real bones that have been processed, sometimes flavored, and packaged for dogs. Giving your dog a 'bone treat' might lead to an unexpected trip to your veterinarian, a possible emergency surgery, or even death for your pet. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - February 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

How AEDs in Public Places Can Restart Hearts
If cardiac arrest does occur, rapid treatment with a medical device called an automated external defibrillator (AED) can be life-saving. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - February 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Detecci ón de cáncer de mama: el termograma no sustituye a la mamografía
La termograf ía no debe utilizarse en lugar de la mamografía, la cual sigue siendo la herramienta más eficaz para detectar el cáncer de mama. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

声称“治愈”癌症的产品是残酷的欺骗
癌症没有特效药,尽管厂家自吹自擂。 (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

What Is Gene Therapy? How Does It Work?
Gene therapy is the process of replacing defective genes with healthy ones, adding new genes to help the body fight or treat disease, or deactivating problem genes. It holds the promise to transform medicine and create options for patients who are living with difficult, and even incurable, diseases. Learn how this innovative therapy works. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - January 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Are You Storing Food Safely?
Storing food properly can help prevent foodborne illnesses. Here are tips for safely storing food in your refrigerator, freezer, and cupboards. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - January 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Have Food Allergies? Read the Label
If you ’re allergic to one of the eight major food allergens, learn to look for your nemesis on the food label. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - December 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

' 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. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - December 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

'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. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - December 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Filling in Wrinkles Safely
In the quest for youthful looks, both men and women are seeking treatments to minimize laugh lines and other wrinkles. Learn about a popular treatment that involves injecting dermal fillers into the face, its benefits and risks. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - November 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Coronavirus Disease 2019 Testing Basics
Easy-to-understand information about the different types of coronavirus tests (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - November 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Pulse Oximeters and Oxygen Concentrators: What to Know About At-Home Oxygen Therapy
Giving yourself too much or too little oxygen can be dangerous. If you are using a pulse oximeter to monitor your oxygen levels and think they are low, see a doctor. You should not use an oxygen concentrator at home unless it has been prescribed by a health care provider. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - October 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Prueba de detecci ón del cáncer de seno: La termografía no sustituye la mamografía
A pesar de muchas afirmaciones p úblicas sobre el termograma, esta nunca debe usarse como reemplazo de una mamografía para la detección o el diagnóstico del cáncer de seno. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - October 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Breast Cancer Screening: Thermogram No Substitute for Mammogram
Thermography should not be used in place of mammography, which is still the most effective tool for detecting breast cancer. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - October 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Halloween Safety Tips: Costumes, Candy, and Colored Contact Lenses
Enjoy a happy and safe Halloween by following these guidelines from FDA, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - October 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Consejos de seguridad para el D ía de las Brujas: disfraces, dulces, lentes de colores
Se acerca la noche de brujas o Halloween, lea este art ículo con consejos para tener un Halloween seguro. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - October 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news