Top 10 medicine facts Selected as the most interesting among medicine related questions in Medicine quiz Which diseases are exceptionally common among Amishes?Genetic disorders. Since almost all Amish descend from about 200 18th-century founders, genetic disorders that come out due to inbreeding increase the mortality rate among Amish children. In contrast, cancer rates are 56 percent of the national rate.Created by: Kasiagenetics facts » Who popularized heroin?Bayer pharmaceuticals. During 1898-1913, heroin was a major product of the company, advertised and shipped worldwide. After withdrawal of heroine, the next Bayer's major product was aspirin.Created by: globalquiz.orgdrugs facts » Which infectious agent causes diseases that are the most difficult to cure?Prion. All known prion diseases affect the structure of the brain or other neural tissue and all are currently untreatable and universally fatal. This includes bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE, also known as "mad cow disease") in cattle and Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease (CJD) in humans.Created by: globalquiz.orgprions facts » Which animals are the most threatened by a prion disease?Sheep. Scrapie is infectious and incurable. Recent studies suggest prions may be spread through urine and persist in the environment for decades. Scrapie occurs in Europe and North America, but to date, Australia and New Zealand (both major sheep-producing countries) are scrapie-free.Created by: ex-terminatordiseases facts » Europeans brought many diseases to the Americas. Which disease did they carry back?Syphilis was present in the Americas before European contact. It was carried from the Americas to Europe by the returning crewmen from Christopher Columbus's voyage. The first outbreak of syphilis in Europe occurred in 1494 in Naples, Italy, during a French invasion.Created by: globalquiz.orgIndians facts » Who is more likely to be colorblind?Men. It is much less likely for a woman to be red-green colorblind than a man, since this common type of color blindness is caused by a recessive gene in the X chromosome. For a woman, both of her X chromosomes would have to be affected. A man only has one X chromosome, so he is more likely to be color-blind.Created by: Mike Stanawaycolors facts » Which oil contains the least amount of cholesterol?All vegetable oils don't contain cholesterol. Cholesterol is a type of lipid molecule and occurs in animal cells, so only animal fat like butter or lard can contain it. Created by: Ninjaicuisine facts » What is the active component of pepper spray?Capsaicin. Pepper spray (also known as capsicum spray) is chemical compound that irritates the eyes to cause tears, pain, and temporary blindness used in policing, riot control, crowd control, and self-defense.Created by: Ninjaimartial arts facts » How many bones does an adult human have?206. At birth, there are over 270 bones in an infant human's body, but many of these fuse together as the child grows (in the skull, vertebral column etc.), leaving a total of 206 separate bones in an adult.Created by: Kasiaskeleton facts » Lactose intolerance is a frequent reason to avoid milk and dairy products. What is lactose?A sugar. Lactose is a disaccharide sugar that makes up around 2-8% of milk. Lactose intolerance is not an allergy. It is the inability to digest lactose due to insufficient levels of lactase, the enzyme that metabolizes lactose into glucose and galactose.Created by: Kasiafood facts » Play medicine quiz and see all the questions.