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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Ill-health and the wretched state of instruction at the university made his residence there, according to his own exaggerated account, largely unprofitable, but he remained for little more than a year; for, continuing the reading of theological works, in which he had become interested as a child, he was converted to Catholicism, and was hurried by his father to the care of a Protestant pastor in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Then, Adeimantus, I said, the worthy disciples of philosophy will be but a small remnant: perchance some noble and well-educated person, detained by exile in her service, who in the absence of corrupting influences remains devoted to her; or some lofty soul born in a mean city, the politics of which he contemns and neglects; and there may be a gifted few who leave the arts, which they justly despise, and come to her;--or peradventure there are some who are restrained by our friend Theages' bridle; for everything in the life of Theages conspired to divert him from philosophy; but ill-health kept him away from politics.
Ill-health was to him something perfectly definite.
But it was not so much from ill-health as from pride--so Princess Shtcherbatskaya interpreted it--that Madame Stahl had not made the acquaintance of anyone among the Russians there.
Younger people were least likely to make an insurance claim for mental ill-health, with the largest group of claimants aged between 55 and 59, said the report.
I think the emphasis on the prevention of ill-health through improving lifestyle must not be overlooked.
CONSTANTLY-changing classroom initiatives and heavy workloads are adding to the strains which cause teachers to retire through ill-health, says Warwickshire's county education officer.
And the force which boasts that its 7,000 officers and 3,000 civilian staff are part of a big family is said to be flint-hearted when it comes to allowing men and women to retire early on ill-health pensions.
Our collection kits are a convenient, reliable and cost-effective method for an individual or medical professional to identify the hidden culprits behind many chronic ill-health conditions of unknown origin.
But the stigma of mental ill-health has been called "one of the last great taboos".
Dr Derek Summerfield said he found little evidence of formal mental disorders in the officers he assessed, and he was often perceived as a barrier between them and the ill-health retirement to which they felt entitled.
It is also hoped it will help employers to cut some of their HR costs in the recession - more than pounds 100bn is lost from the national economy because of workers' ill-health and sickness each year.