Preventing Dieseases

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What causes infectious disease?
Infectious diseases are caused by a microorganism invading your body. These harmful microorganisms are parasites.
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What is the difference between infectious diseases and non-infectious disease?
Infectious diseases are caused by a parasite invading your body. Non-infectious diseases are not causes by a parasite invading your body.
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Name four different non-infectious diseases?
Scurvy (Vitamin Deficiency), Anaemia (Mineral Deficiency), Diabetes (Body Disorder) Red-Green colour blindness (Genetic Inheritance)
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How would you avoid developing anaemia?
You can avoid developing amaemia by taking substances the contain lots of iron, such as eating green leaf foods, like spinach, or red meats, like offal.
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Explain the term, parasite and host.
A parasite is the harmful microorganism that invades your body. Your body is the host, where the parasite can live, gain nutrients and shelter.
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Describe the difference between a Malignant Tumour and a Benign Tumour.
A benign tumour is the when the tumour doesn't spread to other parts of the body and usually grows slowly. A malignant tumour is when the tumour spreads to other parts of the body and usually grows quickly.
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Infectious diseases are caused by a parasite invading your body. Non-infectious diseases are not causes by a parasite invading your body.

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