How much did you learn in 2014?

Are these questions true or false?

1. If you want to increase the chance of picking up an infection on a plane, ask for an aisle seat.

2. A young woman who carried her cell phone in her bra developed a breast cancer that was the shape of her cell phone.

3. Swedish researchers discovered that when they treated brain tissue of mice suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease with Vitamin C, the amyloid plaques dissolved.

4. A report in the Journal of the American Medical Association followed 1,774 heart attack patients. It found that there was only a 20 in 1,000,000 risk of a second heart attack during sex.

5. DNA in the cell’s nucleus comes from both parents. But mitochondria are passed down by the mother and they determine whether or not you inherit high amounts of energy.

6. Each year tobacco kills three million people worldwide. NicoBloc is a new, natural way to fight cigarette addiction with a 60% success rate.

7. Potassium, like magnesium, has a potent effect on blood pressure. Researchers have caused blood pressure to increase by simply restricting potassium intake for as little as 10 days.

8. Males whose index finger is longer than their ring finger are 33% more likely to develop prostate cancer. And the longer the leg the less risk of heart attack and stroke.

9. Obese and very thin Scottish males have a 40% chance of having sperm abnormalities compared to those with average weight.

10. High doses of Vitamin C and lysine decrease the risk of heart attack, stroke, cataracts, knee and hip replacements and skin wrinkles. Intravenous Vitamin C can also cure polio, meningitis, encephalitis and neutralize venom from the bite of a rattle snake.

11. 10,000 steps a day will only burn up 500 calories.

12. Fecal enemas may be the only way to stop having 40 bowel movements a day caused by too many antibiotics and an infection called Clostridium difficile.

13. One in five North Americans over the age of 65 have no teeth due to gingivitis.

14. A study of caregivers age 66 and over showed they had a 63% higher mortality rate than non-caregivers of the same age.

15. Central line infections are those that occur when patients are receiving antibiotics, medication or nutrition by the intravenous route. This causes a large number of deaths every year.

16. One person in five over the age of 60 and two in five over 80 cannot absorb vitamin B12 from food. This is because the stomach’s lining becomes thinner as we age and produces less hydrochloric acid needed for the absorption of this vitamin. Researchers also discovered that patients even younger than 30 years who had been on Nexium, Prevacid and Prilosec for at least two years could have a B12 deficiency.

17. Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) delivers energy to the heart’s muscle and the body’s 100 trillion cells. Cholesterol-lowering drugs (CLDs) can rob the heart’s muscle of up to 40 percent of CoQ10. This may set the stage later in life for heart failure unless CoQ10 is suggested by the doctor.

18. Millions of animals are sharing close quarters with North American families and defecating in the backyard or playground. If people swallow a parasite egg from not washing their hands after running their hands down Fido’s tail, they may be frightened half-to-death when they see a foot-long worm called Ascaris lumbricoides in the toilet bowl.

19. Large bowel cancer is a leading cause of death in this country. Because of the risk of bowel perforation during colonoscopy there is no reason to agree to this procedure as long as you immediately see the doctor when rectal bleeding occurs.

20. 65 years ago Type 1 diabetes was rare and 95% of all cases of diabetes was due to Type 2. Today, Type 1 diabetes causes 95% of the cases Type 2 diabetes is rare.

The first 18 questions are true, 19 and 20 are false.

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