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SICKNESS. By sickness is understood any affection of the body which deprives it temporarily of the power to fulfill its usual functions.
     2. Sickness is either such as affects the body generally, or only some parts of it. Of the former class, a fever is an example; of the latter, blindness. When a process has been issued against an individual for his arrest, the sheriff or other officer is authorized, after he has arrested him, if he be so dangerously sick, that to remove him would endanger his life or health, to let him remain where he found him, and to return the facts at large, or simply languidus. (q.v.)

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Sickness absence or sick-off is defined as an absence from work for a minimum of one day due to health-related causes.
Several practical factors make some books good sickness books.
He added the trust had experienced four months of "pretty high" sickness levels - despite work before Christmas aimed at identifying what could be done to tackle it.
4 days sickness absence per employee each year - much lower than the national average of 7.
The Welsh Government released statistics yesterday that showed the average sickness absence rate for January to March this year at the Health Board was 4.
Control of sleeping sickness mainly relies on case finding and treatment (8) coupled with tsetse control during epidemics to suppress transmission.
Non-profit business consultants The Work Foundation said sickness "presence" could be even more expensive because bosses were unaware of the hidden costs and underestimated staff ill-health.
Data for April, May and June 2009 showed staff working for any NHS organisation the North East SHA area had the highest sickness rates by region, at 4.
Keywords: Sickness absence; sickness insurance; health; retirement
Instead, he argues that Progressives failed because workers were generally content with the existing industrial sickness funds offered to them through unions and employers.
The findings, published online in The Journal of Paediatrics and reported by New Scientist magazine, show that the severity of the sickness is a significant predictor of higher scores.
According to that narrative, the United States would have adopted this enlightened approach to sickness insurance around the turn of the last century if it had not been for the opposition of business and the shortsightedness of many workers.