Weekly Health Quiz: Electric Bikes, Preventing Cancer and Charismatic Megafauna

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These animals, which biologists refer to as part of the charismatic megafauna, are used in some nursing homes and rehabilitation centers to boost morale:


Giant pandas


Baby elephants

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Research shows that electric bikes, which provide a pedal-assisting boost:

Encourages cyclists to ride more

Provides much of the same workout that a regular bike does

Improves commuters’ fitness and blood-sguar control

All of the above

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The average five-year surival rate for women with breast cancer in the United States is now:

50 percent

65 percent

80 percent

90 percent

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A form of vitamin E was identified as the cause of a recent spate of vaping-related illnesses, which has killed how many Americans so far?





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Keeping blood pressure in check may lower the risk of developing this brain illness down the road:

Alzheimer’s disease

Parkinson’s disease


Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease)

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About what percentage of teenagers have engaged in cutting or other self-harming behaviors?

5 percent

10 percent

20 percent

40 percent

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About how many Americans die each year from drug-resistant infections?




3.5 million