Consumer Updates RSS Feed http://www.fda.gov/ en Learn More About COVID-19 Vaccines From the FDA http://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/learn-more-about-covid-19-vaccines-fda Get answers to your questions about the standards for safety and effectiveness to support an emergency use authorization of COVID-19 vaccines. Tue, 13 Apr 2021 09:15:50 EDT FDA http://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/learn-more-about-covid-19-vaccines-fda Safely Using Hand Sanitizer http://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/safely-using-hand-sanitizer You can help stop the spread of COVID-19 disease by washing your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds every time. If soap and water are not available, alcohol-based hand sanitizers can be used if they contain at least 60% alcohol and are used properly. Mon, 12 Apr 2021 13:44:15 EDT FDA http://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/safely-using-hand-sanitizer Coronavirus Disease 2019 Testing Basics http://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/coronavirus-disease-2019-testing-basics Easy-to-understand information about the different types of coronavirus tests Fri, 09 Apr 2021 12:05:22 EDT FDA http://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/coronavirus-disease-2019-testing-basics Medicamentos http://www.fda.gov/consumers/articulos-en-espanol/medicamentos Información para el consumidor sobre la seguridad de los medicamentos y medicinas. Thu, 08 Apr 2021 22:48:08 EDT FDA http://www.fda.gov/consumers/articulos-en-espanol/medicamentos Drugs http://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/drugs Consumer articles about over-the-counter and prescription drugs. Thu, 08 Apr 2021 13:09:59 EDT FDA http://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/drugs Animal & Veterinary http://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/animal-veterinary Consumer articles from FDA about animal health and veterinary medicine. Tue, 06 Apr 2021 12:30:55 EDT FDA http://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/animal-veterinary Prostate Cancer: Symptoms, Tests, and Treatments http://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/prostate-cancer-symptoms-tests-and-treatments Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men and the second most common cause of cancer-related deaths among American men. Learn more about the disease’s symptoms, tests, and treatments. Tue, 06 Apr 2021 10:34:27 EDT FDA http://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/prostate-cancer-symptoms-tests-and-treatments Vaccines, Blood & Biologics http://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/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. Fri, 02 Apr 2021 11:42:04 EDT FDA http://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/vaccines-blood-biologics Traumatic Brain Injury: What to Know About Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment http://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/traumatic-brain-injury-what-know-about-symptoms-diagnosis-and-treatment Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can happen to anyone. And these types of injuries, even mild traumatic brain injuries (concussions), contribute to a substantial number of emergency room visits and can result in long term brain injuries and deaths. Tue, 30 Mar 2021 17:17:18 EDT FDA http://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/traumatic-brain-injury-what-know-about-symptoms-diagnosis-and-treatment Lo que hay que saber sobre los síntomas, diagnóstico y tratamiento de un traumatismo craneoencefálico http://www.fda.gov/consumers/articulos-en-espanol/lo-que-hay-que-saber-sobre-los-sintomas-diagnostico-y-tratamiento-de-un-traumatismo-craneoencefalico Cualquiera puede sufrir un traumatismo craneoencefálico (TCE). Y este tipo de lesiones, que incluyen las conmociones cerebrales, contribuyen a un número considerable de visitas a la sala de urgencias (e incluso de muertes) todos los años. Conozca acerca del TCE, así como sobre las actividades relacionadas de investigación y control de la FDA. Fri, 26 Mar 2021 07:55:51 EDT FDA http://www.fda.gov/consumers/articulos-en-espanol/lo-que-hay-que-saber-sobre-los-sintomas-diagnostico-y-tratamiento-de-un-traumatismo-craneoencefalico Fraude en la Salud http://www.fda.gov/consumers/articulos-en-espanol/fraude-en-la-salud Información para el consumidor sobre el fraude en la salud y cómo evitar ser estafado. Wed, 24 Mar 2021 18:16:17 EDT FDA http://www.fda.gov/consumers/articulos-en-espanol/fraude-en-la-salud Dietary Supplements http://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/dietary-supplements Dietary supplements are regulated by the FDA as food, not as drugs. However, many dietary supplements contain ingredients that have strong biological effects which may conflict with a medicine you are taking or a medical condition you may have. Products containing hidden drugs are also sometimes falsely marketed as dietary supplements, putting consumers at greater risk. For these reasons, it is important to consult with a health care professional before using any dietary supplement. Read these Consumer Updates to learn more. Wed, 24 Mar 2021 16:55:34 EDT FDA http://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/dietary-supplements Help Stop the Spread of Coronavirus and Protect Your Family http://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/help-stop-spread-coronavirus-and-protect-your-family We can each take simple steps to slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect ourselves, our families and our communities. Get a COVID-19 vaccine. Wash your hands often. Cover your mouth and nose with a mask when around others. Avoid crowds and practice social distancing. Mon, 22 Mar 2021 10:17:16 EDT FDA http://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/help-stop-spread-coronavirus-and-protect-your-family Productos Veterinarios http://www.fda.gov/consumers/articulos-en-espanol/productos-veterinarios Información para el consumidor sobre la seguridad de los alimentos y medicamentos veterinarios. Thu, 18 Mar 2021 13:31:49 EDT FDA http://www.fda.gov/consumers/articulos-en-espanol/productos-veterinarios Dispositivos Médicos http://www.fda.gov/consumers/articulos-en-espanol/dispositivos-medicos Información para el consumidor sobre la seguridad y operación de los dispositivos médicos Thu, 18 Mar 2021 13:11:39 EDT FDA http://www.fda.gov/consumers/articulos-en-espanol/dispositivos-medicos Alimentos y Bebidas http://www.fda.gov/consumers/articulos-en-espanol/alimentos-y-bebidas Información para el consumidor sobre la seguridad de los alimentos. Thu, 18 Mar 2021 13:08:24 EDT FDA http://www.fda.gov/consumers/articulos-en-espanol/alimentos-y-bebidas Cosméticos http://www.fda.gov/consumers/articulos-en-espanol/cosmeticos Información para el consumidor sobre la seguridad de los cosméticos Thu, 18 Mar 2021 12:56:09 EDT FDA http://www.fda.gov/consumers/articulos-en-espanol/cosmeticos Radiation-Emitting Products http://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/radiation-emitting-products From medical X-ray scanners used to see inside the body to surgical lasers used for cosmetic purposes or to improve eyesight, FDA ensures the safety and effectiveness of a wide range or products that emit radiation. To learn more, read these Consumer Updates. Wed, 17 Mar 2021 09:34:59 EDT FDA http://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/radiation-emitting-products Food http://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/food Timely articles and multimedia content about food and food-safety. Wed, 17 Mar 2021 09:32:19 EDT FDA http://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/food Cosmetics http://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/cosmetics Consumer articles about cosmetics. Wed, 17 Mar 2021 09:29:28 EDT FDA http://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/cosmetics