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Test Your Health Knowledge with this NHS Month-by-Month Quiz

In 2011, Scientists answered a lot of health questions through results gotten from their researches. Below is a month-by-month health quiz to test your knowledge and for fun. The answers are at the end of the page.

 

January

Researchers in the US and Taiwan claimed faulty stem cells caused what?

 

a) Vitamin B deficiency

 

b) Baldness

 

c) Memory loss

 

February

A systematic review of studies with more than a million participants concluded that heart disease risk was reduced by moderate intake of what?

 

a) Aspirin

 

b) Vitamin D

 

c) Alcohol

 

March

Which newspaper, on a story about perfluorocarbons (PFCs), asked ‘Could your saucepans bring on the menopause?’

 

a) The Sun

 

b) The Daily Mail

 

c) The Express

 

April

What fruit was said to protect against heart attacks, diabetes and stroke, as well as staving off obesity?

 

a) Tangerines

 

b) Bananas

 

c) Prickly pears

 

May

After a study conducted by researchers in three English hospitals, men were warned of a possible side effect of taking Viagra. Was it

 

a) High blood pressure

 

b) Deafness

 

c) Impotence

 

June

After a study involving a small group of inactive, obese individuals in Canada, newspapers claimed you could get fit by doing what?

 

a) Fidgeting

 

b) Watching television

 

c) Eating meringue

 

July

The BBC and several newspapers reported on a study that said interrupted sleep may impair memory. Was this a study of

 

a) Post-menopausal women

 

b) Mice

 

c) Teenage boys

 

August

A British man was given an artificial plastic what?

 

a) Heart

 

b) Penis

 

c) Eye

 

September

Pollution from traffic fumes was said to be able to trigger what?

 

a) Diabetes

 

b) Eczema

 

c) Heart attacks

 

October

What was said to cut the risk of genetic bowel cancer?

 

a) Aspirin

 

b) Paracetamol

 

c) Regular exercise

 

November

A study of 1,600 allergy sufferers concluded that ‘millions’ were likely to be allergic to one thing. Was it

 

a) Their own home

 

b) Money

 

c) Tomatoes

 

December

A study from Argentina and the US claimed that wi-fi from laptops could damage what?

 

a) Eyesight

 

b) Sperm

 

c) Memory

 

Answers

January: b) Baldness; February: c) Alcohol; March: b) The Daily Mail; April: a) Tangerines; May: b) Deafness; June: a) Fidgeting; July: b) Mice; August: a) Heart; September: c) Heart attacks; October: a) Aspirin; November: a) Their own home; December: b) Sperm

 

Reference

The above is mainly from NHS Choices Website

1. NHS Choices,'Behind the Headlines quiz of the year 2011'

http://www.nhs.uk/news/2011/12December/Pages/quiz-of-the-year-2011.aspx

Accessed 06/01/2012

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