illness illness  /ˈɪl nəs/


  • (n) impairment of normal physiological function affecting part or all of an organism



  1. A new analysis suggests that mental illness costs society nearly $200 billion a year in lost earnings and that is just the tip of the iceberg.
  2. Though treatment of mental illness is far more costly over time, prevention isn't without up-front costs.
  3. A new study reveals that one-third of returning veterans have a diagnosed mental illness, and young soldiers are particularly vulnerable.


  1. Mike Napoli: (Illness) Hopes To Play Tuesday

    Update: Napoli (illness) reported improvement Sunday and is hopeful he can play Tuesday, Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald reports.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: via Yahoo! Sports

  2. Study Shows That Gulf War Illness Is Not Psychologically-Based

    Brett Smith for - Your Universe Online In the twenty years since the Persian Gulf War, symptoms of joint pain, reduced energy and gastrointestinal disorders – collectively known as Gulf War Illness – described by veterans who served in operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm have baffled medical professionals. Originally thought to be psychologically-based, a new study in the open ...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: redOrbit

  3. Napoli returns to Boston to have illness checked

    Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli has been sent back to Boston so doctors can examine him after an illness has kept him sidelined for several days.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Sports Illustrated

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