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noun condition, fitness, freedom from aillent, freedom from disease, haleness, hardiness, physical condition, robustness, ruggedness, salubrity, salus, sanitas, soundness, soundness of body, stamina, state of health, strength, sturdiness, vigor, vitality, well-being, wholesomeness
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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.

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She also thanked the administration and the government for continuous support in uplifting the standards of education and the institute of the Allied Health Sciences at RMU.
Nizamud Din said that allied health professionals had an international identity and there was a huge demand of allied health professionals all over the world.
Prof Sadiq said that so far 850 allied health professionals had completed their education from this Institute and serving within the country and abroad.
Nizam ud Din said that allied health professionals have an international identity and there is a huge demand of allied health professionals all over the world.
She was speaking on the sidelines of the sixth Seha International Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Conference in the capital, which saw the attendance of 1,250 officials and professionals from the health sector.
It will allow them to embed ground breaking research into routine clinical practice and innovative new programs that deliver better care and outcomes for allied health patients.
Chief Allied Health Professions Officer (CAHPO) for England, Suzanne Rastrick, said: "Allied Health Professions into Action' demonstrates a shared commitment to make greater use of the full range of allied health professionals in all aspects of service delivery to promote the adoption of new ways of working across the health and care system and to improve patient care.
The main objectives of three days international conference is to redefine the role of multidisciplinary approach amongst doctors and allied health professionals for better patient care and to recommend the establishment of an Allied Health Council in line with Pakistan Medical and Dental Council.
In 2011, the Director of Allied Health and the Clinical Director of the Emergency Department Nelson became the sponsors of a project to best manage the identified gap in service delivery between the ED and primary sector (Ministry of Health 2011).
Demands for well qualified and skilled allied health workforce in the country is increasing every day due to advances in healthcare sector, diagnostic procedures, diagnostic and therapeutic equipment, etc," said a senior ministry official.
These latest results from the REF recognise this commitment and underpin our focus on continuing to enhance our position as one of the UK's leading centres of Allied Health research.
The Center for Allied Health & Nursing Education, soon to be named Jersey College School of Nursing, has tripled its space at Capitol Plaza in Ewing, according to retail real estate services firm Levin Management.

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