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Behind the Headlines 2016 Quiz of the Year
In 2014, Behind the Headlines has covered more than 500 health stories that made it into the mainstream media. If you've been paying attention you should find this quiz easy and fun. Why not test your knowledge of 2014's health news with our month-by-month quiz? Answers are at the foot of the page (no peeking!).   In January 2016's health news... In a controversial study, monkeys were genetically engineered to develop what disorder? 1) Sex addiction 2) Bi-polar disorder 3) Autism In a similarly controversial study, what psychological condition was dismissed as a "myth" 1) Seasonal affective disorder...
Source: NHS News Feed - December 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Special reports Source Type: news

Behind the Headlines 2014 Quiz of the Year
In 2014, Behind the Headlines covered more than 500 health stories that made it into the mainstream media. Test your knowledge of 2014's health news with our month-by-month quiz. If you've been paying attention, you should find this quiz both easy and fun. Answers are at the foot of the page (no peeking!).   In January 2014's health news... What was said to help make bones stronger? 1) Swimming 2) Marriage 3) Listening to classical music Warnings were issued about the possible return of what? 1) Swine flu 2) The Black Death 3) Smallpox   In February 2014's health news... What activity was said to lower your ...
Source: NHS News Feed - December 29, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Special reports Medical practice Source Type: news

Heart attack death rates halve from 2001-12 but cancer mortalities rise
But ONS mortality data for period show circulatory disease as overall top cause of deaths in England and WalesDeaths from heart attacks and stroke halved in England and Wales over the first 11 years of this century, while the numbers dying from cancer rose, according to newly published mortality data from the Office for National Statistics.The 21st century mortality files from the ONS contain a vast amount of data not only about the big killers of modern times but also the more surprising and less likely accidental causes of mortality.Only three people died from snake bites, all men, between 2001 and 2012. One man died of ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 23, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Tags: Heart attack Nutrition theguardian.com Office for National Statistics News Health Government data Smoking Society Alzheimer's Cancer UK news Source Type: news