Antibiotics Aren’t Always The Answer Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Antibiotics treat certain infections caused by bacteria. They do not treat viruses like the cold or flu. When they are not needed, antibiotics won’t help you, and the side effects could still hurt you. Learn what antibiotics treat and what they do not treat.
Dietary Supplements: Questions To Ask Federal Trade Commission (FTC) While some dietary supplements have proven benefits, others don’t. And some could even be risky for your health. Dietary supplements may seem like harmless health boosters. But while some have proven benefits, many don't. Unlike drugs, dietary supplements aren't evaluated or reviewed by FDA for safety and effectiveness, and even "natural" supplements can be risky depending on the medicines you take or the medical conditions you have.