disease disease  /dɪ ˈziz/


  • (n) an impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning


  1. Fed up with doctors calling them delusional, a group suffering from nightmarish symptoms has pressured the CDC to look into their disease.
  2. A large-scale study documents the race gap in heart disease: young black adults have the same risk of heart failure as whites who up to 30 years older.
  3. A disease that just 13 months earlier had blipped on the CDC's radar screen was rapidly turning epidemic, particularly among gay men and drug addicts.


  1. Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization Outraged by Shortcomings of the Chemical Safety Improvement Act of 2013

    The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization , an independent non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating asbestos disease, stated today that it cannot support the “Chemical Safety Improvement Act of 2013” (S.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Disease Outbreak Threatens the Future of Good Coffee

    A disease called coffee rust has reached epidemic proportions in Central America, threatening the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of farmers and the morning pick-me-up of millions of coffee drinkers.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Wired News

  3. Disease claiming some shade annuals

    Henry Homeyer Last fall a reader alerted me to the fungal disease that has devastated that wonderful shade annual, impatiens, throughout much of New England. The disease, called impatiens downy mildew, will be a problem again for most gardeners this year. read more
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Times Record

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  1. "I'm getting regular updates on the situation from the responsible agencies, and the Department of Health and Human Services as well as the Centers for Disease Control will be offering regular updates to the American people so that they know what...
    on Apr 27, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: ABC News

  2. "I do not want to die of this disease. I want to stay alive. So I say to God ...... it is seriously time for a miracle," Fawcett said two years ago in a video diary chronicling her two and a half year battle with cancer.
    on May 13, 2009 By: Farrah Fawcett Source: Washington Post

  3. "It is the first time in the history of civilization in which the carriers of a genuine plague have not been isolated from the general population, and in which this deadly disease for which there is no cure is being treated as a civil rights issue...
    on Dec 11, 2007 By: Mike Huckabee Source: Los Angeles Times

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