illness

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illness

noun affliction, ailing, ailment, complaint, disability, disease, disorder, infirmity, malady, sickness
Associated concepts: mental illness, terminal illness, Unemployment Compensation, Workers' Compensation Law
See also: disability, disease, disorder, prostration
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Mal de Ojo (also known as evil eye) is a folk illness attributed to magic.
Culture and clinical care: Folk illness beliefs and their implications for health care delivery.
The survey found that elderly Latinos were likely to mention the role of heredity and diet as the causes of diabetes, but the survey also found they are more likely than non-Latino whites to cite the role of emotional factors, such as ``susto,'' a Latino folk illness involving strong emotional shock, and ``nervios,'' or emotional upset, and stress as causative factors for diabetes.