How Your Biology Affects Your Health: Crash Course Public Health #2

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Today, we are going to begin our discussion on the determinants of health which are all of the conditions we are born, live, and work in that have an influence on our overall wellbeing. Now these determinants can span everything from your education level to income level to genetic code, so today we’re just going to focus on the biological factors like our age, genes, and sex, and take a closer look at their impacts.

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Introduction: Biological Determinants 00:00
Behavioral & Biomedical Approach 01:27
Social Approach 02:44
Determinants of Health 04:11
Biological Determinants 05:42
Epigenetics 09:16
Review & Credits 11:33

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  1. As a fellow Australian, I am surprised Vanessa didn’t mention the most crucial public health factor in Australia, even bigger than genetics and behaviour:

    Every single spider, snake and bird in Australia tries to kill you.

  2. Just a shame about all the plastic in our food, the air and sea. Forever chemicals, pollutants, lead, carcinogens etc. That are being pumped out and never gonna get cleaned up.

  3. "Experiencing a national food shortage" that's one way to phrase a deliberate mass punishment/crime against humanity.

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