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Palliative care: /ˈpæliətɪv 'kɛə/ (also called: end of life care) Medical, emotional, psychosocial, or spiritual care given to a person who is terminally ill and which is aimed at reducing suffering rather than curing. Euthanasia - Mercy killing - Death with dignity. / ˌjuːθəˈneɪziə/ Euthanasia can be active, passive or voluntary. - Active euthanasia: a person directly and deliberately causes the patient's death. - Passive euthanasia: death is brought about by an omission - i.e. by withdrawing or withholding treatment in order to let the person die. - Voluntary euthanasia: This is where euthanasia is carried out at the request of the person who dies.
ILLNESSES. Multiple Sclerosis: / ˈmʌltɪpə l skləˈrəʊsɪs Arthritis: /ɑːrˈθraɪtɪs/ Epilepsy: /ˈɛpɪlɛpsi/ Inflammatory Bowel Disease: /ɪnˈflæmətəri ˈbaʊəl dɪˈziːz/ Insomnia / Sleep Issues: /ɪnˈsɒmniə/ Asthma: / ˈæsmə/ Alzheimer’s disease: / ˈæltshaɪmər z dɪˈziː Anorexia: / ˌænəˈrɛksiə/ Glaucoma: / glɔːˈkəʊmə/ RECYCLING. Contaminant: / kənˈtæmɪn ənt/ a polluting or poisonous substance that makes something impure. Go green: make more environmentally friendly decisions. Effluent: /ˈɛfluənt]/ Liquid waste flowing out of a factory, farm, commercial establishment, or a household into a water body such as a river, lake, or lagoon. Environmentalist: / ɪnˌvaɪərənˈmɛntəlɪst/ a person who is concerned about protecting the environment. Ozone-friendly: / əʊˈzəʊn ˈfrɛndli/: not containing chemicals that are destructive to the ozone layer.
Waste separation: (also called: waste sorting) waste is separated into different elements. Biodegradable: / ˌbaɪəʊdɪ ˈgreɪdəbə l]/ Compost: / ˈkɒmpɒst/ decayed organic material used as a fertilizer for growing plants. HEALTH – EATING HABBITS. Vegetarianism: /ˌvɛdʒɪˈtɛəriənɪzəm / the practice of not eating meat or fish, especially for moral, religious, or health reasons. Veganism: / ˈviːgənɪzəm/ is a way of living which seeks to exclude, as far as is possible and practicable, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose. Poultry: / ˈpəʊltri] / white meat (chicken, turkey, goose, duck) Go on a crash diet: start a radical diet to lose weight quickly. Cut out certain foods altogether (i.e. stop eating bread or pasta, for example) Cut down on = reduce the amount of (fatty or sugary foods, for example) Have a sweet tooth = like eating sweet or sugary things like cakes, sweets or chocolate Malnutrition: / ˌmælnjuːˈtrɪʃən/ a condition of weakness or illness caused by eating too much food, not enough food or unhealthy food. Nutrient (noun): / ˈnjuːtriənt/ a substance in food that is necessary for good health Nutritious (adjective): / njuːˈtrɪʃəs / (of food or drinks) containing substances we need in order to be healthy Well-balanced: having good or equal amounts of all the necessary parts of something.
PHOBIAS. Arachnophobia: / əˌræknəˈfəʊbɪə/ The fear of spiders or arachnids such as scorpions. Ophidiophobia: The fear of snakes. Acrophobia: / ˌækrəˈfəʊbɪə/ The fear of heights. Aerophobia:/ɛərəʊˈfəʊbɪə/ The fear of flying. Cynophobia: / saɪnə’foubiə/ The fear of dogs. Astraphobia: The fear of lightening and thunder. Aso known as astrapophobia, brontophobia, keraunophobia, or tonitrophobia.Trypanophobia: the extreme fear of a medical procedure that involves injections and hypodermic needles. Agoraphobia: /ægərəfəʊbiə/ An anxiety disorder whereby the victims perceive certain environments outside their residence as unsafe.