Biology - Diseases

Define communicable disease
Can be passed to people by pathogens (bacteria/viruses)
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Define non-communicable disease
Cannot be spread
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Health is a state of p___ and m___ weal-being.
physical and mental
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What can cause ill health?
Both communicable and non-com. diseases, poor diet, high stress, exposure to harmful chemicals
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Tuberculosis is a ___ lung disease and can be fetal
communicable
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Most people can fight off this disease, however some people cant because they have HIV. Why would this effect them?
Mean they'd have deflective immune system so are much more likely to suffer from infectious diseases.
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Smoking can increase the risk of developing a disease (+lung cancer). Why is this?
Smoke contains chemicals that can trigger cancer (carsinogens
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What do cigarettes contain that make it so addictive?
Nicotine
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Card 2

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Define non-communicable disease

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Cannot be spread

Card 3

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Health is a state of p___ and m___ weal-being.

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Card 4

Front

What can cause ill health?

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Card 5

Front

Tuberculosis is a ___ lung disease and can be fetal

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