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

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
Less fungus among us warm-blooded

Less fungus among us warm-blooded

A recent study finds that one major advantage of being warm-blooded is that the great majority of fungi cannot infect us.

Streamed from Scientific American

Disease Fighting
Fruit juices block some drugs

Fruit juices block some drugs

A recent discovery points out that drinking some fruit juices might have some unexpected side-effects.

Streamed from Scientific American

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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