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Weekly Health News Quiz: March 7, 2008

by Content provided Revolution Health Group

Have you been paying attention to what's happening in the news recently? We've rounded up the most important headlines from the past week to help you stay up to speed on important new findings that affect your health. Take the quiz and take better care of you!

According to a new study, how should parents approach “the sex talk” with their teenagers to make them less likely to engage in risky sexual behavior?
1 of 7 questions

Option A

Parents should have one big sit-down talk with teens in which they state their views and establish rules.

Option B

Parents should encourage an ongoing dialogue about sex.

Respondents of a national sleep poll got an average of six hours and 40 minutes of sleep per night. The National Sleep Foundation reports that most adults need how many hours of sleep each night to feel fully rested?
2 of 7 questions

Option A

4 to 5

Option B

5 to 6

Option C

6 to 8

Option D

7 to 9

According to new research, even after ceasing hormone replacement therapy, women have a higher risk of cancer.
3 of 7 questions

Option A

True

Option B

False

Airborne, a supplement marketed to treat and prevent colds, was shown to strengthen the body's immune system and even cure colds.
4 of 7 questions

Option A

True

Option B

False

With what potentially terminal type of cancer was Patrick Swayze recently diagnosed?
5 of 7 questions

Option A

prostate

Option B

stomach

Option C

pancreatic

Option D

colorectal

Which of the following is not shown to be tied to women’s risk of developing melanoma?
6 of 7 questions

Option A

tall height

Option B

weight gain

Option C

exposure to sun

Option D

eye color

It was revealed this week that it may be possible to make a safe vaccine against which type of bacteria?
7 of 7 questions

Option A

E. coli

Option B

streptococcus

Option C

salmonella

Option D

cholera