Cartoons and Quizzes

Welcome to our quizzes and cartoons!

Here you can look for items or triggers in each picture that may lead to health problems. Also you will find a few quizzes under some of the cartoons for you to  test yourself about each of the following:

  • Asthma
  • Obesity
  • Skin cancer

 

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How much do you know about asthma?

Use this quiz to test yourself on asthma.

Do you know what it is? Do you know how to treat it?

If so, prove it! Lets see what you know!

 

 

 

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Learn about skin cancer and take the QUIZ!!!

Since the early 1990s melanoma skin cancer has increased by 128% in the UK.  It accounts for 4% of all cancers, with around 15,900 cases diagnosed in 2015.Ultra Violet A (UVA) and Ultra Violet B (UVB) rays from the sun can:

  • age skin very quickly
  • cause eye problems e.g. cataracts (which can make your vision blurred or misty) 
  • cause skin cancer

 

Exercise quiz

Use the cartoon above to see if you can spot all the items and/or causes.

 

Avoid skin cancer

Always wear a hat if you are playing or out in the sun. A wide-brimmed hat that shades the face, neck and ears is best. Try to find some shade under a tree or parasol. ALWAYS wear plenty of sunscreen and top up regularly. If you are playing in or near water, you must keep applying sun screen, as the water can wash it off, leaving you unprotected against the sun’s rays.

When buying sunscreen, the label should have:

  • a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 15 to protect against UVB – 30 is better or even 50 for kids in hot, sunny conditions
  • at least four-star UVA protection

Apply sunscreen to areas of the body not protected by clothing, such as the face, ears, feet, and backs of hands.

Make sure the sunscreen is not past its expiry date. Most sunscreens have a shelf life of two to three years.

 

Really small children (under 6 months) should stay out of the sun completely. Protect your eyes as well, by wearing sun glasses and make sure that they have a British Standards kitemark or CE mark.

You should take extra care in the sun if you:

  • have pale, white or light brown skin
  • have freckles or red or fair hair
  • tend to burn rather than tan
  • have many moles
  • have skin problems relating to a medical condition
  • are only exposed to intense sun occasionally – for example, while on holiday
  • are in a hot country where the sun is particularly intense
  • have a family history of skin cancer.

11am – 3pm is when the sun’s UV (ultra violet) rays are at their strongest and you are more likely to burn and cause damage to your skin if you are not protected. Don’t forget you can still get sunburn even when it is cloudy – you just can’t see the UV rays.


 

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Child Obesity Quiz

Do you know what obesity is, what ‘healthy eating’ really means, or what other things you can do to stay healthy? See how much you know by having a go at this quiz.