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HEALTH. Freedom from pain or sickness; the most perfect state of animal life. It may be defined, the natural agreement and concordant dispositions of the parts of the living body.
     2. Public health is an object of the utmost importance and has attracted the attention of the national and state legislatures.
     3. By the act of Congress of the 25th of February, 1799, 1 Story's L. U. S. 564, it is enacted: 1. That the quarantines and other restraints, which shall be established by the laws of any state, respecting any vessels arriving in or bound to any port or district thereof, whether coming from a foreign port or some other part of the United States, shall be observed and enforced by all officers of the United States, in such place. Sect. 1. 2. In times of contagion the collectors of the revenue may remove, under the provisions of the act, into another district. Sect. 4. 3. The judge of any district court may, when a contagious disorder prevails in his district, cause the removal of persons confined in prison under the laws of the United States, into another district. Sect. 5. 4. In case of the prevalence of a contagious disease at the seat of government, the president of the United States may direct the removal of any or all public offices to a place of safety. Sect. 6. 5. In case of such contagious disease, at the seat of government, the chief justice, or in case of his death or inability, the senior associate justice of the supreme court of the United States, may issue his warrant to the marshal of the district court within which the supreme court is by law to be holden, directing him to adjourn the said session of the said court to such other place within the same or adjoining district as he may deem convenient. And the district judges may, under the same circumstances, have the same power to adjourn to some other part of their several districts. Sect. 7.
     3. Offences against the provisions of the health laws are generally punished by fine and imprisonment. These are offences against public health, punishable by the common law by fine and imprisonment, such for example, as selling unwholesome provisions. 4 Bl. Com. 162; 2 East's P. C. 822; 6 East, R.133 to 141; 3 M. & S. 10; 4 Campb. R. 10.
     4. Private injuries affecting a man's health arise upon a breach of contract, express or implied; or in consequence of some tortious act unconnected with a contract.
     5.-1. Those injuries to health which arise upon contract are, 1st. The misconduct of medical men, when, through neglect, ignorance, or wanton experiments, they injure their patients. 1 Saund. 312, n. 2. 2d. By the sale of unwholesome food; though the law does not consider a sale to be a warranty as to the goodness or quality of a personal chattel, it is otherwise with regard to food and liquors. 1 Rolle's Ab. 90, pl. 1, 2.
     6.-2. Those injuries which affect a man's health, and which arise from tortious acts unconnected with contracts, are, 1st. Private nuisances. 2d. Public nuisances. 3d. Breaking quarantine. 4th. By sudden alarms, and frightening; as by raising a pretended ghost. 4 Bl. Com. 197, 201, note 25; 1 Hale, 429; Smith's Forens. Med. 37 to 39; 1 Paris & Fonbl. 351, 352. For private injuries affecting his health a man may generally have an action on the case.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Rowley Regis and Tipton PCT was awarded pounds 1.7 million for its Sandwell Healthy Living Network to promote all areas of health and lifestyle.
"The concept behind the Healthy Living store is that it encourages customers to be active participants in the preservation or restoration of their health and to utilize the full range of staff specialists and resources the store offers to help them achieve their goals," Katz chief executive officer Andy Giancamilli says.
Boro defender Tony McMahon visited Easterside Primary School and helped drive home the message of healthy living as well as giving the youngsters footballing tips during a penalty shoot-out session.
While all aim to underscore the healthy living message, the children have a strong voice in what happens week by week.
Connor McLeod, 13, said: "The project makes me feel good about myself as I've learned more about healthy living."
"One of our customers told us about the Healthy Living Award and I contacted them and found out how we could be as healthy as possible."
Newsome Next Generation is a Healthy Living Project tackling issues affecting people's health and well-being.
I am pleased to welcome the third healthy living week - I am hoping we can build on the successes of previous years and show how even a small positive change to lifestyle can make a huge difference.
A fourth healthy living centre is planned for Moor Park and will open Spring 2007.
The Betws Life Centre, Bridgend, is home to the Groundwork charity's healthy living team, who organise activities, including a breakfast club.
The borough's two Primary Care Trusts are taking over funding of the Healthy Living Centre which was set up in 2000 as a four-year project and relied on money from sources such as the Lottery.
Tesco said: "If they had looked at added sugar, they would have found it less in Healthy Living."

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