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Quiz! What’s Your Health News IQ? Arthritis, Allergies and More…


Take Bottom Line’s weekly health quiz to find out if you’re staying on top of the most important and intriguing health news that you need to know…

The development of Alzheimer’s disease has been linked to:

In recent research from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, people who reported that they experienced worse sleep quality had more biological markers for Alzheimer’s in their spinal fluid than people who did not have sleep problems. To read more, click here.

Sex drive plummets when women get too much (or too little) of this hormone:

While millions of American women turn to their doctors to get testosterone prescriptions to enhance their sex lives, research from George Washington University shows that too much (or too little) can backfire. To read more, click here.

If you dread exercise, owning this may help you be more active on a daily basis:

Dog owners spend an extra 22 minutes a day walking (logging an additional 2,760 steps), compared with study participants without dogs, according to new research published in BioMed Central Public Health. To read more, click here.


If your knees crack and pop, it could mean that:

Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have found “noisy” knees to be an early predictor of knee osteoarthritis—and may signal doctors to begin interventions that could prevent or delay the development of frequent knee pain. To read more, click here.

To learn about recent medical research, the most reliable and convenient approach is to:

If you’re researching health conditions and treatments, PubMed, the National Institutes of Health’s free online medical research database, can give you up-to-date information on what’s been published in medical journals. To read more, click here.

People who are allergic to pollen sometimes experience a tingly or itchy feeling in their mouths or on their lips if they:

Some people who suffer from pollen allergies experience an underreported condition called “oral allergy syndrome,” in which the proteins in fruits or vegetables are so similar to the proteins in pollens that their immune systems mount an allergic response to them. To read more, click here.


Pharmacognosy is defined as:

Pharmacognosy is the study of medicinal plants. Also known as botanical medicine, it has been used for centuries to help treat a wide range of symptoms, including those associated with menopause. To read more, click here.

Source: This quiz was compiled by the editors of Bottom Line Health, based on features published on Date: August 25, 2017
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