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decompression sickness

, illness
a disorder characterized by severe pain in muscles and joints, cramp, and difficulty in breathing, caused by a sudden and sustained decrease in air pressure, resulting in the deposition of nitrogen bubbles in the tissues


the state of feeling physically or emotionally unwell or sick, and, as such, different from having or suffering from a disease. The word ‘ill’ originally meant ‘evil’ or ‘morally harmful’. Although they are not completely different categories, sociologists distinguish between illness as a social category, and disease as a medical category The latter refers to clinical conditions and pathologies which are described, classified and published as a branch of medical expertise. Illness refers to the subjective experience of sickness, disease or bad health, and to socially and culturally generated and expressed concepts of physical, social and psychological abnormality. See also SICK ROLE, TRIVIAL CONSULTATION, SYMPTOM ICEBERG, SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH AND ILLNESS.

What does it mean when you dream about illness?

Dreams of illness may suggest that the dreamer should pay attention to health matters especially to the areas of the body revealed in the dream. (See also Infection, Vaccination).


The state of being sick.
A sickness, disease, or disorder.


If you are ill in your dream, please pay attention to your health. At times our unconscious gives us warnings before we are consciously aware of any symptoms. Emotional health can also be included in such dreams, so take care of your relationships and express your feelings in positive ways. If someone you care about is ill in your dream, maybe you are concerned about losing the support and love of that person.
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6 million worth of 'efficiency savings' in the force this year include pounds 250,000 for a 'reduction in officers' ill-health retirements.
He said: "Mental ill-health is one of the last great taboos and we need to all chip in to fight against the stigma of mental ill-health and make things better.
Without the security of a decent home, they lose out on vital schooling, endure mental and physical ill-health and fall into a cycle of social exclusion and poverty.
In the latest study, Mike Rayner and Peter Scarborough, from Oxford University's Department of Public Health, calculated the impact of ill-health and death caused by diet using a measure known as "disability adjusted life years" (DALYs).
Chief Constable John Burbeck confirmed Mr Furnace has been forced to leave because of ill-health.
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This strategy has the fortune of building on success, as the Smoke Free NE campaign is an excellent model of ambition, structure and outcome - the ban on smoking in all workplaces and public places is directly contributing to significant reductions in the prevalence of smoking and will, over time, not only save lives through cutting passive exposure to tobacco smoke, but will contribute to reducing ill-health on a scale few other interventions could replicate.
There is no doubt that, in the past, it appeared absurdly easy for police officers to qualify for full ill-health pensions.
It reveals an increase in sickness at work, but with many managers in the West Midlands admitting they don't report ill-health, it suggests the problem goes much deeper.
The move came after a man lost his job through what postal bosses called the Ill-Health Retirement Procedure.