Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Heath Issues

Attribution: "Phagocytosis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis"

We had an interesting presentation on eating disorders today (thanks Arum) and I thought you may be interested in further exploring health issues.
Check the following links and worksheets:
Better Health Obesity -worksheet Obesity
Better Health Skin Cancer-worksheet Skin Cancer
BMI Calculator. You just enter your height and weight and it'll tell you your BMI and if it's healthy or not.
Health quizzes

And talking about health and fashion, did you know that Spain decided to ban models that are too thin?. Read about it in the Sydney Morning Herald and the ABC7news. After reading the articles, you can answer these questions:
What triggered the ban?
What's BMI?
What BMI should a model have to be allowed to participate in fashion parades in Spain?
What's the average height, weight and BMI of a runway model?
What are the arguments for and against?

Check the meanings of gaunt, emaciated and wan. You can find many dictionaries on the Internet (just write dictionary into Google). One of them is the Merrian-Webster.

For extra listening practice, you can listen to some ESOL student podcasts on the St George TAFE Health Expo 2006. They interview doctors and health staff about different health topics. The links to all their podcasts are here.

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