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Ahora es un buen momento para vacunarse contra la influenza

FDA News - August 14, 2020 - 3:37pm
¿Piensa que es demasiado tarde para vacunarse contra la gripe? iEl otoño ya está aquí y es tiempo de vacunarse contra la gripe estacional anual. Lo mejor es vacunarse al comienzo de la temporada de gripe.

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Dietary Supplements

FDA News - August 12, 2020 - 5:05pm
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.
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Help Stop the Spread of Coronavirus and Protect Your Family

FDA News - August 11, 2020 - 8:59am
We can each help slow the spread of coronavirus disease and protect ourselves, our families and our communities. Wash your hands often with soap and water; cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face covering or non-surgical mask when around others; 3) avoid crowds and practice social distancing.
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What to Know When Buying or Using a Breast Pump

FDA News - August 6, 2020 - 9:19am
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.
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Dark Chocolate and Milk Allergies

FDA News - July 29, 2020 - 3:50pm
FDA is releasing more information about its study finding that some dark chocolate products contain varying amounts of milk. And you can't always tell that's the case simply by reading the food label.
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How You Can Make a Difference During the Coronavirus Pandemic

FDA News - July 15, 2020 - 3:27pm
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused challenges in our everyday lives. Here are some ways we can all do our part to help slow the spread of coronavirus disease.
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Safely Using Hand Sanitizer

FDA News - July 15, 2020 - 2:40pm
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.
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Controle su asma: conozca los detonantes y sus opciones de tratamiento

FDA News - July 13, 2020 - 4:10pm
Usted puede controlar su asma tomando medicamentos aprobados por la FDA; pero antes de ir a la farmacia, obtenga el diagnóstico apropiado de un médico y, juntos, tracen un plan de acción para controlarla.
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Manage Your Asthma: Know Your Triggers and Treatment Options

FDA News - July 13, 2020 - 4:07pm
Asthma is a chronic lung disease that causes the airways to become inflamed and narrow.
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Nutrition

FDA News - July 13, 2020 - 1:20pm
The Nutrition Facts Label on food packaging is an important and easy way to get essential information to help you make healthy food choices. These FDA Consumer Updates are also a great resource for more nutrition facts, and other helpful information about the food you eat.
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Avoid Dangerous HCG Diet Products

FDA News - July 13, 2020 - 7:20am
FDA advises consumers to avoid human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) weight-loss products.
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Consejos básicos para cocinar a la parrilla: Evite las enfermedades transmitidas por alimentos.

FDA News - July 2, 2020 - 1:34pm
Ésta es la estación de los picnics, las parrilladas y otras fiestas al aire libre. Pero comer al aire libre en un clima cálido presenta un reto de inocuidad alimentaria. Las bacterias en los alimentos se multiplican más rápido a temperaturas entre 40°F a 140°F (4.4 a 60°C), de manera que el calor del verano hace que sea especialmente importante tomar medidas básicas de seguridad para los alimentos.
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For Consumers: Seven Things Pregnant Women and Parents Need to Know About Arsenic in Rice and Rice Cereal

FDA News - June 29, 2020 - 10:46am
You may be surprised to learn that there is arsenic found in rice. FDA is taking steps to protect consumers and reduce the amount in infant rice cereal.
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Vaccines, Blood & Biologics

FDA News - June 25, 2020 - 3:47pm
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.
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Facts About In-Home HIV Testing

FDA News - June 23, 2020 - 11:25am
HIV can be controlled. The first step is getting tested. An FDA-approved home test is one option.
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Food

FDA News - June 23, 2020 - 7:37am
Timely articles and multimedia content about food and food-safety.
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Getting Smarter about Food Safety: The Pandemic and Lessons Learned

FDA News - June 23, 2020 - 6:45am
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the experts at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration have learned valuable lessons that will help shape our work to create a more digital, transparent and safer food system for you and your family.
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HIV and Hepatitis: Know Your Status and Learn About the FDA's Role

FDA News - June 18, 2020 - 12:28pm
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 FDA role.
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Primera prueba rápida casera de autoexamen para el VIH aprobada

FDA News - June 18, 2020 - 12:14pm
La FDA ha aprobado OraQuick Prueba Casera para el VIH, una prueba rápida de diagnóstico del VIH de uso casero que permite a los usuarios extraer muestras de saliva de la boca y obtener los resultados de la prueba en 20 a 40 minutos. El objetivo es aumentar el número de personas en riego de contraer el VIH a que se hagan la prueba mediante el aumento de la accesibilidad a la prueba rápida casera que garantiza el anonimato.
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First Rapid Home-Use HIV Kit Approved for Self-Testing

FDA News - June 18, 2020 - 12:08pm
FDA has approved the OraQuick In-Home HIV Test, a rapid home-use HIV test kit that enables users to collect fluid samples and get the test results themselves in 20-40 minutes. The goal is for a greater number of people at risk for HIV to be tested, by increasing accessibility to rapid in-home tests that assure anonymity.
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