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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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The findings mirror the general pattern of healthcare spending, with less resources going to treat mental illnesses than might be expected given the overall level of burden they impose on society.
Kevin Sullivan is now championing efforts to ensure that persons with mental illnesses are placed in community-based facilities rather than nursing homes on grounds that nursing home beds are far more costly than home or community care.
Only a minority of flulike illnesses stem from influenza viruses, Jefferson says.
Kendell writes that "it is impossible to identify any characteristic feature of either the symptomatology or the etiology of so-called mental illnesses which consistently distinguishes them from physical illnesses.
Those findings contradicted earlier conclusions that psychiatric illness or combat-related stress were most likely explanations for a variety of illnesses among veterans of the 1990-1991 war.
Beyond eggs, several years ago CSPI set a goal of cutting food-borne illnesses in half.
Finally, these agencies stubbornly adhere to counselor-generalist models despite clear evidence that specialization is necessary to adequately serve individuals who have mental illnesses (Noble et al.
Intuitively, we know that camps are a good thing for children, especially those with chronic illnesses.
Comprehensive management should include well-child care, anticipatory guidance for treatment of common childhood illnesses, modification of the immunization schedule, nutritional support, and the provision of early intervention services needed with regard to educational and psychological needs (Bruder, 1995).
The goal of this comprehensive book is to help people with chronic illnesses develop effective strategies to live their lives to the fullest.
OTTAWA -- "Existing data provide a very limited profile of mental illnesses in Canada", according to A Report on Mental Illness in Canada, released by the Mood Disorders Society of Canada.