The Weekly Health Quiz: Poison Fish, Fitness Age and Guinea Pigs

Posted on October 18, 2016 by ECR Louisville in Blog

A child feeding a guinea pig while wearing a skin conductance monitor wrist band that measures arousal.<br /><br />

A child feeding a guinea pig while wearing a skin conductance monitor wrist band that measures arousal.

A group of participants in this year’s Senior Olympics, whose average age was 68, had an average fitness age of:

  • 43

  • 49

  • 57

  • 62

Poisoning from ciguatera toxin in fish appears to be far more common than previously thought. The highest levels of the toxin were found in this fish:

  • Grouper

  • Amberjack

  • Hogfish

  • Barracuda

Symptom-free carriers may be largely responsible for spreading this increasingly common illness, also known as pertussis:

  • Measles

  • German measles

  • Whooping cough

  • Lyme disease

Playing with what produced lower levels of anxiety in a study of children with autism:

  • Wooden blocks

  • Finger puppets

  • Guinea pigs

  • Video games

Sunscreen S.P.F. ratings above this level have not been determined to provide added protection, according to the Food and Drug Administration:

  • 30

  • 50

  • 70

  • 90

6 Perthes disease is a rare childhood illness affecting this joint:

  • Knee

  • Elbow

  • Hip

  • Shoulder

Sugary drinks cause an estimated 184,000 deaths a year worldwide, according to a new analysis. Most of the attributed deaths are a result of:

 

  • Alzheimer’s disease

  • Type 2 diabetes

  • Cardiovascular disease

  • Cancer

8 Kathryn Barnard, a professor of nursing, died at age 77. She recognized the importance of early stimulation for infants and helped invent this device:

  • Pacifier

  • Isolette

  • Swaddle

  • Infant swing

  • Pacifier

  • Isolette

  • Swaddle

  • Infant swing

The New York Times