Weekly Health Check

Question {{ question }}

What has a recent review looking at smoking cessation services said smokers should be offered to encourage them to quit?

  • A gym membership
  • Cash
  • Counselling

Correct Wrong

Cash. The study led by Dr Caitlin Notley from the University of East Anglia’s medical school found that people were 50% more likely to stop smoking when receiving a financial reward than those who were not.

Cash. The study led by Dr Caitlin Notley from the University of East Anglia’s medical school found that people were 50% more likely to stop smoking when receiving a financial reward than those who were not.

Next Question
Finish Quiz

A Cancer Research UK report published this week has outlined a concerning rise in skin cancer rates over the last decade. What is one of the various reasons given for the rise?

  • The price of sunscreen
  • Better weather
  • Cheap flights

Correct Wrong

Cheap flights. These have allowed people to go abroad more frequently, where their risk of damage from the sun is often higher.

Cheap flights. These have allowed people to go abroad more frequently, where their risk of damage from the sun is often higher.

Next Question
Finish Quiz

The BMA and other high-profile healthcare organisations have written to the public health minister expressing their growing concerns over what this week?

  • Increases in alcohol-related illness
  • Vaping
  • Cuts to sexual health services

Correct Wrong

Increases in alcohol-related illness. The authors noted alcohol-related hospital admissions has increased by over 100,000 each year since 2014/15, and called for a strategic focus on alcohol moving forward.

Increases in alcohol-related illness. The authors noted alcohol-related hospital admissions has increased by over 100,000 each year since 2014/15, and called for a strategic focus on alcohol moving forward.

Next Question
Finish Quiz

According to University of Pennsylvania researchers, writing in a BMJ journal, what is as effective as a sedative in calming patients before an operation?

  • Watching a comedy film
  • Meditation
  • Listening to anxiety reducing music

Correct Wrong

Listening to anxiety reducing music. Listening to the "world's most relaxing song" - Weightless by Marconi Union - performed as well as a sedative in a study of 157 people.

Listening to anxiety reducing music. Listening to the "world's most relaxing song" - Weightless by Marconi Union - performed as well as a sedative in a study of 157 people.

Next Question
Finish Quiz

Complete the sentence: A smart phone app to help home diagnosis of ______ is being trialled by the NHS.

  • Tonsillitis
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Food poisoning

Correct Wrong

Urinary tract infections. The trial will be overseen by pharmacies across Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. The app guides users through a urine test and allows the results to be analysed online by a pharmacist. Currently, suspected UTIs take up 10.2 million GP visits a year in England.

Urinary tract infections. The trial will be overseen by pharmacies across Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. The app guides users through a urine test and allows the results to be analysed online by a pharmacist. Currently, suspected UTIs take up 10.2 million GP visits a year in England.

Next Question
Finish Quiz

According to leaked documents, it is expected the government will give guidance on the recommended amount of sleep the public should aim for a night, but what is the minimum amount that will be recommended?

  • 8 hours
  • 7 hours
  • 6 hours

Correct Wrong

7 hours. Although, there will be different recommendations dependent on age.

7 hours. Although, there will be different recommendations dependent on age.

Next Question
Finish Quiz

Finally, a series in the Lancet has argued that people with oral disease, such as tooth decay and gum disease, have been let down, but how many do they say suffer from this?

  • 1 billion
  • 2.2 billion
  • 3.5 billion

Correct Wrong

3.5 billion. The authors argue for radical reform of dental care and tighter regulation of the sugar industry to address this wide-spread problem.

3.5 billion. The authors argue for radical reform of dental care and tighter regulation of the sugar industry to address this wide-spread problem.

Next Question
Finish Quiz
Loading Spinner

Score

{{ score }} out of 7

Weekly Health Check

You scored

{{ score }} out of 7

You have been rated "Inadequate" - looks like you're going into special measures

You have been rated "Inadequate" - looks like you're going into special measures

You have been rated "Requires improvement" - better luck next time

You have been rated "Requires improvement" - better luck next time

You have been rated "Good" - nice work

You have been rated "Good" - nice work

You have been rated "Good" - nice work

You have been rated "Outstanding" - congratulations!

Tweet your results
Twitter Logo
Take a look at our insights