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Breast Cancer Screening: Thermogram No Substitute for Mammogram

Thermography should not be used in place of mammography, which is still the most effective tool for detecting breast cancer.…

What to Know When Buying or Using a Breast Pump

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 consideratio…

HIV and Hepatitis: Know Your Status and Learn About the FDA's Role

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…

Codeine and Tramadol Can Cause Breathing Problems for Children

The FDA is strengthening drug labels for codeine and tramadol to protect children and nursing babies.…

Benzocaine and Babies: Not a Good Mix

Parents should avoid using benzocaine products to relieve teething pain for children under 2. They are at risk for the disease methemoglobinemia.…
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