Grapefruit juice can affect how well some medicines work, and it may cause dangerous side effects.
Love manicures and pedicures? The cosmetic products you use, along with lamps that dry (or ‘cure’) gel nail polishes and artificial nails, are regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Here’s what to know about these products to avoid injury or bad reactions and stay safe.
Barbecuing with friends and family is a warm-weather treat. Help keep bacteria at bay with these food safety tips.
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.
How hard is it to remove a tattoo? What processes are used? Is it painful?
Are all bodybuilding products safe to use? The FDA says no and explains why.
Breast cancer in men tends to be diagnosed at an older age and a later stage, but is treated very similarly to breast cancer in women.
FDA answers your questions about braces and how they’ve changed.
Poison ivy and other poisonous plants are a hazard year-round. Here are tips for preventing and treating the itchy rash and blisters.
The FDA regulates many products that treat allergies or offer allergy relief. But which will work for you depends on your particular symptoms.
Do you have a sneezing, stuffy-nosed child? He or she may have allergies. Learn more about proven treatments for children.
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.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulates glucose meters and test strips. Check out this safety information from the FDA including advice on why you shouldn’t buy or sell previously owned test strips.
Mother’s Day is an exciting time for new moms. But moms (and dads) of babies 12 months and younger can also have some worries. Medical officers at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration offer health suggestions.
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 engorged breasts (among other indications). But, to protect mothers and their babies, there are important safety considerations to know before using one.
Depression is a serious medical illness. Not all depression requires treatment with medication. But medications that are approved for the treatment of depression by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration can help improve symptoms in some people.
The director of FDA’s Office of Pediatric Therapeutics discusses what parents should know about medication. use in children.
Advances in drug treatments approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are giving the 3.2 million Americans with chronic hepatitis C a chance at a longer, healthier life. That’s welcome news for baby boomers, a generation that makes up three of four adults with the hepatitis C virus.
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.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is working to reduce health disparities among people of different ethnic and racial groups. The agency’s Office of Minority Health is now focusing efforts on educating people about HIV and hepatitis. Here’s what to know about testing, treatment, and the FDAÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢s role.