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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulates breast implants as medical devices. Learn about the risks of these products, and consider this advice.
In addition to offering flexibility and convenience, contacts help correct a variety of vision disorders. But contact lenses also present potential risks. See these safety basics, including information on proper hygiene and proper practices for cleaning, disinfecting, and storing your lenses.
FDA strongly advises against the use of cannabidiol (CBD), tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), and marijuana in any form during pregnancy or while breastfeeding.
FDA's Forensic Chemistry Center serves as the agency's premier national forensic laboratory for research and analyses related to criminal and regulatory investigations involving FDA-regulated products.
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.
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).
The FDA is strengthening its warning to consumers to stop using vaping products containing THC and any vaping product obtained off the street amid more than 1,000 reports of lung injuries—including some resulting in deaths—following the use of vaping products.
Kids are back in school, which for many parents, means making sure important prescriptions, like epinephrine products, are filled and available to use when necessary. FDA wants to make sure patients, parents, health care providers, school nurses, and pharmacists stay on top of product availability.
Black licorice is an old fashioned treat that can be harmful if you eat too much. If you're 40 or older, eating 2 ounces of black licorice a day for two weeks could cause an irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia).
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.
The FDA is working to answer questions about the science, safety, and quality of products containing cannabis and cannabis-derived compounds, particularly CBD.
The FDA is providing consumers information to help protect themselves while health officials investigate recent illnesses following the use of vaping products.
Stem cells have been called everything from cure-alls to miracle treatments. But don't believe the hype. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is concerned that some patients may be vulnerable to stem cell treatments that are illegal and potentially harmful. Here's what to know before you consider stem cell treatment.
After receiving numerous reports of consumers getting sick, the FDA warns you not to drink sodium chlorite products such as Miracle Mineral Solution. These products turn into bleach and can make you sick, the FDA says.
Misuse and overuse of antibiotics have contributed to antibiotic resistance, a phenomenon that reduces or eliminates the effectiveness of antibiotics
FDA approved medications can help manage this disease that most commonly occurs in middle-aged and older dogs.
Poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac are a hazard year-round. Here are tips for preventing and treating the itchy rash and blisters.
When it comes to thinking up healthy lunches for kids, think outside the lunchbox! Watch this video and then read below for more healthy lunch tips!
FDA works to ensure the safety of the more than 14 million units of blood and blood components donated in the U.S. each year. Learn how FDA helps safeguard the blood supply and how you can donate blood.
Head lice. Learn how to check for them, how to treat them, and how to avoid having them in your home.
: Si su hijo es un deportista que necesita calorías adicionales para jugar un partido al salir de la escuela, o es un adolescente que trata de mantener un peso saludable, estos cuatro consejos le ayudarán a preparar un almuerzo nutritivo y personalizado.
Decorative contact lenses, also called 'colored' or 'costume' contact lenses, are not cosmetics or over-the-counter merchandise. They are medical devices regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and you need a prescription to avoid eye injury. Before buying these lenses, here's what you should 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 prescription medicine and surgery. In recent years, FDA-regulated medical devices have also played a treatment role. Learn about approved products.
Sugarless gum may contain xylitol, a class of sweetener known as sugar alcohol. Xylitol is present in many products and foods for human use, but can have devastating effects on your pet.
Most medications won't affect your ability to drive safely. But some do. The FDA advises to make sure you know if your prescription or over-the-counter medication can cause side-effects that may make it unsafe to drive.