ESO 3 B & G 5

Health and Disease

What to Learn

  • Concepts of health and disease.
  • General types of diseases: infectious, hereditary, nutritional, chronic, terminal…
  • Microbial diseases.
  • Infectious diseases occurrence: epidemics and pandemics.
  • Fighting infectious diseases: the immune system, vaccination, antibiotics.
  • Malnutrition, eating disorders and digestive system related diseases.
  • Respiratory system related diseases.
  • Circulatory system related diseases.
  • Good habits to keep a healthy heart.
  • Urinary system related diseases.
  • Degenerative nervous diseases.
  • Drug addictions.
  • Alcohol, tobacco and caffeine.
  • Sensory organs related diseases.
  • Endocrine system related diseases.
  • Sexually transmitted diseases.
  • Cancer.

Key Information

Presentation: Smoke, the convenient truth
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Movies, Animations and Audios

Circulatory Diseases
Heart Attack Due to Atherosclerosis

Heart Attack Due to Atherosclerosis

This narrated medical animation illustrates the story of a heart attack (myocardial infarction) from a blocked coronary artery due to atherosclerosis.

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Stroke

Stroke

This video gives a thorough explanation of stroke, covering anatomy and physiology, different types of stroke, and treatment.

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Respiratory Diseases
Smoking Causes Cancer, heart disease, emphysema

Smoking Causes Cancer, heart disease, emphysema

This animation shows the health risks of smoking tobacco.

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Endocrine Diseases
Type 1 diabetes

Type 1 diabetes

This animation explains the causes, symptoms and treatment of type 1 diabetes, a condition in which your pancreas does not produce insulin.

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Type 2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes

This animation shows type 2 diabetes, a condition in which the level of sugar in the blood is too high.

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Immune System
Infection fighters

Infection fighters

Short introductory video on the immune system and the skin as infection fighters of our body.

White blood cell chasing a bacterium

White blood cell chasing a bacterium

Watch a neutrophil white blood cell going after a bacterium in the blood.

Infectious Diseases
HIV and AIDS

HIV and AIDS

This video shows the function of white blood cells in normal immunity. It also portrays how the human HIV affects the immune system and causes AIDS.

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Images

Now in the News

A.B.C.: Latest Health News 
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MicrobiologyBytes Blog 
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Scientific American Topic - Bacteria and Viruses 
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