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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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In addition to obtaining household-level information, we attempted to interview each person (or an available proxy) who became ill within 72 hr of eating fish to assess illness onset, symptoms, species, and actual size of the fish participants believed had made them sick, and associated treatment and medical care costs.
We estimated the direct and indirect costs of illness using standard World Health Organization (2010) CHOICE (CHOosing Interventions that are Cost Effective) methods.
Case-patients missed work for a median of 4 days (range, 0-14 days) during their illness, resulting in a median indirect cost of US$ 164.
Although 3 (15%) of the 20 case-patients did not change their fish-eating habits after their illness, 11 (55%) avoided eating fish that were known to be associated with CFP, 2 (10%) avoided eating fish from waters where ciguatoxic fish had been caught in the past, 2 (10%) avoided fish completely, and 2 (10%) changed their habits in other nonspecified ways.
Most case-patients did not incur direct costs from their illness because they were able to attend a government-subsidized clinic in Culebra.
Recovering from a divorce and unable to control her eating problems, she hoped the year-long project on the tiny Hebridean island would force her to confront the illness.
Most children will catch the illness at some point during their childhood, and for those of us that have had chickenpox, we can all remember the constant need to itch ourselves into a frenzy.