FDA: Depression Medicines

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From the FDA Office of Women’s Health Do you feel depressed? Do not feel ashamed or alone. Women are more likely than men to feel depressed, although it is a major problem for both sexes. There is hope. Depression can be treated with medicine or counseling. Sometimes both are used. Talk to your healthcare provider […]

CDC: Asthma and Secondhand Smoke

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What Is Asthma? Asthma is a chronic disease that affects the airways of the lungs. During an asthma attack, airways (tubes that carry air to your lungs) become swollen, making it hard to breathe. As the walls of the airways swell, they narrow, and less air gets in and out of the lungs. Cells in the airways […]

FDA: Women and Heart Health

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Knowledge and News on Women’s Health (KNOWH) blog from FDA Office of Women’s Health What Is Heart Disease? Heart disease refers to different types of heart conditions. One example is a heart attack, which happens when plaque or a clot blocks the flow of blood to the heart muscle. Another is coronary artery disease, which […]

CDC: Side Effects of Cancer Treatment

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Cancer treatments may have many side effects. A side effect occurs when treatment damages healthy cells, or organs are removed during surgery. Side effects can be different for each person, and for different medicines and kinds of treatment. If you think you’re experiencing any side effects, talk to your medical team. They may be able to help you manage […]

FDA: Tissue & Tissue Products

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Human cells or tissue intended for implantation, transplantation, infusion, or transfer into a human recipient is regulated as a human cell, tissue, and cellular and tissue-based product or HCT/P. The Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER) regulates HCT/Ps under 21 CFR Parts 1270 and 1271. Examples of such tissues are bone, skin, corneas, ligaments, […]

CDC: Flu Treatment – What You Need to Know

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Antiviral Drugs Most people with flu have mild illness and do not need medical care or antiviral drugs. If you get sick with flu symptoms, in most cases, you should stay home and avoid contact with other people except to get medical care. If, however, you have symptoms of flu and are at increased risk […]

FDA: Grapefruit Juice and Some Drugs Don’t Mix

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Grapefruit juice and grapefruit can be part of a healthy diet. Grapefruit has vitamin C and potassium, nutrients your body needs to work properly. Grapefruit juice and grapefruit can affect the way your medicines work, and that food and drug interaction can be a concern. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has required that some […]

CDC: Preventing Child Sexual Abuse

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What is child sexual abuse? Child sexual abuse is a significant public health problem and an adverse childhood experience (ACE). Child sexual abuse refers to the involvement of a child (person less than 18 years old) in sexual activity that violates the laws or social taboos of society and that he/she: How big is the problem? Many […]

FDA: Approved Devices That Help Keep the Heart Beating

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Heart disease, also called cardiovascular disease, can have serious consequences. It’s the leading cause of death for adults in the U.S. Medical devices approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, such as pacemakers and defibrillators, have extended and improved the lives of millions of people living with heart disease. The FDA evaluates certain devices […]

CDC: Addressing Common Vaccine Concerns

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Vaccines protect against diseases Different vaccines work in different ways, but every vaccine helps the body’s immune system learn how to fight germs. It typically takes a few weeks for protection to develop after vaccination, but that protection can last a lifetime. A few vaccines, such as those for tetanus or seasonal flu, require occasional […]