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Think you have all the health answers? Here are 15 questions that test your knowledge. The answers can all be found somewhere on the site. As you work your way through the questions, be sure you write down your answers and where you found them. Once you think you've found them all, go to the Answers page to see how you scored. There, you'll also find links to the articles containing the answers.

1) What pigment gives skin its color?

2) Which type of cholesterol is sometimes referred to as "bad cholesterol" because it can clog blood vessels and keep blood from flowing through the body properly?

3) What are the most common foods that cause allergies?

4) What kills more people each year than AIDS, fires, car accidents, murders, suicides, alcohol, and other drugs combined?

5) What is the name of the medical instrument that is used to measure blood pressure?

6) How many teens get depressed each year?

7) Female athlete triad is a combination of what three conditions?

8) What are the three main types of blood vessels?

9) Which type of injury is becoming more common in teens because they spend so much time on computers?

10) Ashtanga, Bikram, and Kundalini are types of which popular form of exercise?

11) How does mononucleosis usually spread from person to person?

12) What condition causes a buzzing or ringing sound in the ears after exposure to very loud noise?

13) What special hormone released by the brain starts the changes of puberty in the body?

14) In the 1920s, which French designer started a new fashion craze when she returned from the French Riviera with a deep tan?

15) The term "germs" refers to what four types of disease-causing organisms?

Answers

1) melanin

The answer and more information can be found here:
Skin, Hair, and Nails

2) low-density lipoproteins (or LDL)

The answer and more information can be found here:
What Is Cholesterol? 

3) milk, eggs, wheat, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish, and fish

The answer and more information can be found here:
What Are Food Allergies? 

4) smoking

The answer and more information can be found here:
Smoking: Cutting Through the Hype

5) sphygmomanometer

The answer and more information can be found here:
Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

6) 1 out of every 8

The answer and more information can be found here:
Depression

7) disordered eating, amenorrhea, and osteoporosis

The answer and more information can be found here:
Female Athlete Triad  

8) arteries, veins, and capillaries

The answer and more information can be found here:
Blood 

9) repetitive stress injury

The answer and more information can be found here:
Repetitive Stress Injuries

10) yoga

The answer and more information can be found here:
Yoga

11) Mono is spread through saliva - like sharing eating utensils and straws

The answer and more information can be found here:
Mononucleosis

12) tinnitus

The answer and more information can be found here:
Hearing Impairment

13) gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GNRH)

The answer and more information can be found here:
Everything You Wanted to Know About Puberty  

14) Coco Chanel

The answer and more information can be found here:
The Tanning Taboo

15) bacteria, viruses, fungi, and protozoa

The answer and more information can be found here:
Why Should I Care About Germs?

Your Score

10 to 15 correct
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5 to 9 correct
Pretty good! A little more reading and you'll soon have all the answers.

1 to 4 correct
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0 correct
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