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Have a Baby or Young Child With a Cold? Most Don't Need Medicines
Sometimes a cold is just a cold. What can worried parents do when their babies and young children have a cold? FDA has some advice and tips.

FDA's MedWatch Safety Alerts: October 2014
FDA warns consumers about baby wipes that may contain bacteria, undeclared drugs found in a product sold as a dietary supplement with weight loss claims, and a pain reliever packaging mix up.

How Many Calories? Look at the Menu!
To implement the section of the Affordable Care Act related to nutrition labeling, FDA is publishing final rules that require calorie information to be listed on menus and menu boards, and near self-serve foods and foods on display in certain chain restaurants, food stores, entertainment venues, and vending machines. The goal is to help consumers make more informed choices about what they eat away from home.

FDA Guards Against Food Spoilage, Contamination
Food and Drug Administration analysts and entomologists investigate product samples and protect consumers from spoiled and contaminated food.

Your Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA
This guide provides tips and a quick-reference chart to help you report a problem to FDA.

FDA Ensures Your Foods From Animals Are Safe
If you eat meat or drink milk, you want to know: Are the veterinary drugs used in food-producing animals entering your diet? And if they are, are the amounts safe for human consumption? Those are some of the concerns of FDA's Division of Residue Chemistry.

FDA Pharmacists Help Consumers Use Medicines Safely
Got a question about a medicine? FDA's Division of Drug Information can answer it.

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.

Generic Drugs Undergo Rigorous FDA Scrutiny
How does FDA ensure that generic prescription drugs are safe and effective alternatives to brand-name drugs? The generic drugs approval process includes a review of scientific data on manufacturing, ingredients and performance. Plus, FDA tests selected drugs, both brand-name and generic, in its laboratories.

Mixing Medications and Dietary Supplements Can Endanger Your Health
Is mixing medicines and dietary supplements a good idea? Find out how using them together can endanger your health and why it's important to discuss them with your health care professional.

Finding Food Allergens Where They Shouldn't Be
Undeclared allergens are the leading cause of food recalls by the FDA. Which foods are most often affected, and which allergens are involved?

FDA Builds Closer Ties with Mexico
The Food and Drug Administration's Office of International Programs has offices around the world. Learn how the agency is working with Mexico.

Research Flash: FDA Scientists Study Pediatric Brain Function
At FDA's National Center for Toxicological Research, investigators are researching pediatric brain function; and they've developed an innovative tool.

FDA Helps Tackle Sickle Cell Disease
FDA is collaborating with patients, members of academia, and the pharmaceutical industry to encourage the development of new treatments for sickle cell disease (SCD).

FDA's MedWatch Safety Alerts: September 2014
FDA warns consumers about the risk of lead poisoning from cold therapy, an updated drug alert on the lack of sterility assurance, and the recall of mole medication amidst safety concerns.

Caution: Some Over-the-Counter Medicines May Affect Your Driving
Antihistamines and other OTC drugs can impair your ability to drive and operate machinery.

3D Technologies Poised to Change How Doctors Diagnose Cancers
Scientists at FDA are studying the next generation of screening and diagnostic devices, some of which borrow from the world of entertainment and videogames. In the future, those 3D images and displays may help doctors find hidden tumors and better diagnose cancers.

A Decade of Prostate Cancer Progress
After a decade of progress FDA still keeping people informed about prostate cancer therapies.

FDA Research Helps Keep Animals—and People—Healthy
In addition to supporting FDA's evaluation of new medications for animals, FDA's work with animals helps protect the U.S. food supply to keep people healthy.

FDA’s MedWatch Safety Alerts: August 2014
FDA warns consumers about undeclared drugs found in appetite control pills, an undeclared drug ingredient found in a sexual enhancement product.