Molds are microscopic fungi that live on plant and animal matter. They're everywhere in our environment. Learn about mold allergy by taking this multiple-choice quiz.
Multiple sclerosis is a disease of the central nervous system, the brain and spinal cord. Its symptoms can range from benign to severe. Find out more about this mysterious illness by taking this quiz.
The nervous system is responsible for our thoughts, our emotions and our movements. The brain, nerves and spinal cord are all members of this important process. How much do you know about the nervous system? Do you know what happens when the system malfunctions? Find out by taking this multiple-choice quiz.
Happy New Year! It’s time to look ahead to the next 12 months and see what you can do to maintain or improve your health. Do you need to lose weight? Quit smoking? Start exercising?
Nicotine, one of the main chemicals in tobacco, is the primary reason that smoking is so addictive. Even though most smokers know that smoking is bad for them, they find it difficult to quit because of the nicotine's effect.
Here is the latest information about nicotine replacements, inhaler therapy, and other aids that can help you stop smoking.
If you work the night shift, you face unique health and productivity challenges. Many night workers have difficulty falling asleep during the day and staying awake at night.
Lymphomas are a type of cancer that affects the lymphatic system. Learn more about non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) by taking this true-false quiz.
True or false: Studies suggest that people who consume lots of antioxidants (vitamin C, vitamin A, and carotenoids) from food sources have a lower cancer risk.
Eating a healthy diet is essential for people of every age. But as you age, doing so is especially important. To assess how much you know about good nutrition, take this quiz.
There is an epidemic of obesity in this country, health experts say. But what is obesity? How is it measured?
Getting older doesn't have to mean getting wider, the experts say. The first step in the fight against flab is knowing your opponent. Take the following quiz to find out how well armed you are.
Organic ingredients are grown and processed without artificial additives and used in a wide variety of products. Find out more about organic foods by taking this quiz.
Learn more about osteoarthritis, the most common type of arthritis, by taking this quiz.
Osteoporosis is a disease that thins and weakens a person's bones, making them less dense and more fragile.
True or false: If the regular dose of OTC pain reliever doesn't relieve your pain, it's safe to take more.
Overactive bladder is a major health problem that can have a seriously debilitating effect on nearly every part of daily living. It can cause isolation, depression, guilt, denial, fatigue from sleeplessness, work absenteeism, and problems with relationships.
Just because a drug is available without a prescription doesn't mean it's safe to take. Take this quiz and learn the ins and outs of OTC medicines.
Paget's disease is an illness of the bones, usually causing them to become enlarged and deformed. Worldwide, it is the second most common bone disease, after osteoporosis. It is named after Sir James Paget, who first diagnosed the disease in 1877. Learn more about Paget's disease by taking this quiz.
What's the most sensitive part of your body? Are women less sensitive to pain than men? Does everyone feel pain? Get answers to these and other questions by taking the pain quiz.
This illness has existed for thousands of years. Learn more about Parkinson's disease by taking this quiz.
Dogs and cats and birds and hamsters. Snakes and guinea pigs and turtles. The family pet can be a source of joy and companionship, no matter what kind of animal it is. Sometimes, however, your favorite animal can be a source of illness. Learn more about pets and disease by taking this multiple-choice quiz.
Where are pinworms primarily found in the body? Get the answer to this and other questions concerning pinworms when you complete the multiple choice quiz.
Answer this one: How many symptoms have been tied to PMS? If you guessed more than 100, you're right.
Bacterial pneumonia kills thousands of older Americans each year. Yet there is a vaccine that offers protection against
this deadly illness. How much do you know about pneumonia and the vaccine?
It's fun to take a hike through the woods: listening for songbirds, looking at wildflowers, spying the occasional chipmunk. You also need to keep an eye out for the bane of hikers—poison ivy. Find out how much you know about this annoying plant by taking this true-false quiz.
Sixty percent of all poisonings occur to children under age 6. Poisons can be solids, liquids, sprays, or gases. Learn more about accidental poisonings by taking this quiz.
Houseplants help keep your indoor air clean, make a dramatic statement in your interior design, and provide a sense of well-being around the house. But some plants can poison children or pets.
Take this quiz to find out how to decrease your risk of developing diabetes.
Prescription medications can successfully and safely treat mental and physical illnesses. But some medications can be addictive and many can be abused. Being aware of these potential harms can help you prevent them.