Video: Health Fraud Awareness
FDA urges consumers to be on guard against fraudulent products claiming to treat, prevent, or cure a wide variety of medical conditions, including the H1N1 flu virus. In this Consumer Update video, FDA health fraud expert Gary Coody demonstrates fraudulent products removed from the market, and provides advice on how to spot and avoid health fraud.
Twin to twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS)
Twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) is a rare condition that occurs only in identical twins while they are in the womb. This animation explains the syndrome and how it is corrected.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Symptoms and Diet Tips
A description of the different types of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), diet tips to help lessen symptoms, and possible drug therapy.
This animation shows the process of ovulation (the release a single egg cell from an ovary). Ovulation occurs though a sequence of hormonal responses. Located deep within the brain, the pituitary gland releases the hormones FSH and LH, which travel through the blood stream to the ovaries. These hormones signal the development and release a single egg cell from one of the ovaries. The sweeping motion of the fimbriae draws the egg cell through a very small space in the open body cavity into the uterine, or fallopian, tube. The egg cell will either be fertilized by sperm or will dissolve if fertilization does not take place.
This animation depicts hypertension caused by pre-eclampsia that adversely affects the fetus by causing constriction of the placental arteries.
Are Generic Drugs Just As Safe As Brand Name Drugs?
A brief overview of generic and brand name drugs, how they differ, and what precautions you might need to take with some generic drugs.
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