Diseases and Its Impact on Humans

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CSEC BIOLOGY
SUMMER RESEARCH PAPER

DISEASE & ITS IMPACT ON HUMANS

This research is aimed at informing the reader on different types of diseases and the impact it has on humans. Enclosed herein are details on the types, treatments, transmissions and descriptions of different diseases in the region and around the world.

2013
Name: T. Thompson
Subject: Biology
Grade: 10
Teacher: Ms. K. Reid

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| Avoiding situation where oxygen supply is reduced. No treatment or cure available. | Genetic counseling | Physiological – [diabetes] caused by inability of Langerhans to produce insulin, thus body cells are unable to absorb glucose which is in the blood. | Insulin injection or tablet; low carbohydrate diet and exercise. | Education on the importance of diet and exercise. | 2. The role of diet and exercise in controlling hypertension and diabetes [physiological diseases] is that it helps to control and to a large extent prevent these diseases. Having a diet low in salt and fat, as well as reducing alcohol consumption; combined with plenty of moderate exercise such as aerobics/swimming can reduce obesity and thus control/prevent diabetes. Additionally, by controlling carbohydrate intake – consuming foods containing polysaccharides rather than simple sugars – and having regular, moderate exercise will reduce blood glucose levels, reduce blood glucose levels, improving circulation and maintain fitness.
VECTORS AND TRANSMISSION OF DISEASES 3. Vectors spread disease by carrying the pathogen from host to host. Examples of vectors include flies, mosquitoes and rats. Example: Mosquitoes are vectors for malaria and many other diseases in man. Also, flies feed on the food we then eat and so spread disease.
Pathogens transmitted
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