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What part of the brain controls hunger?

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Hypothalamus. The hypothalamus is the part of the brain located just above the brain stem.

What is the name of the group of anti-anxiety drugs that includes Valium and Xanax?

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Benzodiazepines. In the 1950's, benzodiazepines were discovered to provide relief from anxiety.

Which of the following therapies uses anti-HIV medications to prevent HIV negative people from becoming infected?

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Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis. Human immunodeficiency virus infects the cells of the immune system, breaking down the body's ability to fend off some infections and other diseases.

In France, what percent of health expenditures are covered by a public insurance system?

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75%. France is ranked as the fifth largest economy by nominal GDP.

What medical term means "within the body"?

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Internal. Internal medicine uses non-surgical treatments for diseases.

Which of these is not part of the skeletal system?

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Esophagus. The esophagus carries food from the mouth to the stomach.

According to the World Health Organization, what was the largest cause of death in low-income economies in 2015?

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Lower Respiratory Infections. Examples of lower respiratory infections include influenza, pneumonia, and bronchiolitis.

What group of health professionals has the highest rate of smokers?

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Nurses. A committee led by Lystra Gretter penned the nursing field's Nightingale Pledge in 1893.

What medical term refers to a type of cancer?

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Carcinoma. Squamous cell carcinoma is the medical term for a tumor.

What percentage of an adult's calorie intake should come from carbohydrates?

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45 Percent-65 Percent. Adults should get 45%-65% of their calories from carbohydrates, which provide energy in the form of glucose.

Who is considered the father of behaviorism?

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John Watson. John Watson founded his school of behaviorialism after studying the behavior of animals.

Who is best known for naming dementia praecox, what we now call schizophrenia?

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Emil Kraepelin. Eugen Bleuler later changed the name from dementia praecox to schizophrenia.

Which organ regulates the amount of sodium kept in the body?

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Kidneys. Kidneys regulate the amount of sodium that is kept in the body through conservation or elimination.

In 2017, the FDA approved Endari, the first new drug in twenty years to treat which disease?

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Sickle Cell Anemia. Endari, a drug created by the biotech company Emmaus Medical Inc., is meant to reduce the severe complications of sickle cell anemia, such as pain.

Which disease is no longer among the world's top 10 causes of death as of 2015?

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HIV/AIDS. Deaths due to HIV/AIDS dropped from 1.5 million in 2000 to 1.1 million in 2015.

What is responsible for about 33% of sugar consumption by Americans each year?

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Soft Drinks. A 12-ounce can of soda can contain anywhere between 10 and 12 teaspoons of sugar.

What are the bones in the fingers called?

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Phalanges. Since fingers have no muscles, finger bones are moved like puppets by tendons connected to muscles in the palm and forearm.

Removal of scars and sagging skin from the face is known as what?

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Facial Peel. Facial Peels can either be performed at home with peels and creams or by a doctor, using stronger creams and lasers.

What does vitamin A do for your body?

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Promotes Good Vision. Vitamin A supplements are not recommended because it is toxic in high doses.

What part of the ear leads to the throat?

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Eustachian Tube. The upper end of the eustachian tube is narrow and surrounded by bone, but as it nears the pharynx it becomes wider and cartilaginous.

 
 

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