Weekly Health Quiz: A Deadly Food, the Appendix and Peanut Allergies

By | November 23, 2018

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned that you shouldn’t eat this food and should throw away any that may be in your refrigerator:

Eggs

Milk

Celery

Romaine lettuce

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Which statement about the appendix is true?

The appendix is 2- to 4-inches long and is located where the small and large intestine meet

The appendix contains biologic tissue that may help to prevent gastrointestinal illness

Appendictis can often be treated with antibiotics instead of surgery

All of the above

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A new peanut allergy drug eased potentially deadly allergic reactions to peanuts. About what percentage of American children have peanut allergies?

Less than 1 percent

2 percent

4 percent

8 percent

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The first treatment for sleeping sickness that relies on pills alone was approved in Europe and could bring worldwide eradication of the disease. Sleeping sickness, transmitted by tsetse flies, is also known as:

Dracunculiasis

Human African trypanosomiasis

Cyclosporiasis

Ascariasis

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Blacks are twice as likely as whites to die from this cardiac illness, and experts aren’t sure why:

Heart failure

Endocarditis

Sudden cardiac death

Atrial fibrillation

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What percentage of mothers reported that their 6-month-old infants slept at least six hours a night?

24.5

46.8

62.4

81.2

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Pregnant women who took these supplements were at lower risk of delivering a baby prematurely:

Vitamin A

Vitamin D

Omega-3s

Folic acid

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