Health News Review

I’m late on this, but it’s too good not to note.

From the UK, the NHS Choices Behind the Headlines site offers its 2013 health news quiz of the year.

Sample question:

What rather unpleasant sounding treatment was described by the BBC as a potential cure for inflammatory bowel diseases?

  • A) Inhaling the smell of raw sewage
  • B) Eating slugs
  • C) Drinking bottled mucus

At the end, add up your scores and see if you ranked as:


  • 0-2: Doctor Nick Riviera (The Simpsons)
  • 3-5: Doctor and the Medics (psychadelic rock group)
  • 6-8: Doctor Peter Venkman (Ghostbusters)
  • 9-11: Doctor Dre (rapper)
  • 12-15: Doctor Quinn (Medicine Woman)
  • 16-19: Doctor Leonard “Bones” McCoy (Star Trek)
  • 20-23: Doctor Dana Scully (X Files)
  • 24: Doctor Who (Gallifreyan Time Lord)


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