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adj. worse (wûrs), worst (wûrst)
1. Not healthy; sick: I began to feel ill last week.
2. Not normal; unsound: an ill condition of body and mind.
(used with a pl. verb) Sick people considered as a group. Often used with the.


(ĭl) [Old Norse illr, bad]
Sick; not healthy; diseased.

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Q. Is there any way to control the sickness? Hi everybody. I am asking this question from my friend user name. I am 26 and in the first trimester. Whole day sickness hurts me a lot. Smell of any kind of food is horrible. It’s becoming more frustrating; even television commercials make me nauseous. Is there any way to control the sickness?

A. In the first half of pregnancy, sickness and nausea are quite common. For some woman it goes after three months and in very rare cases where woman has the chances of doubles or triplets, nausea and vomiting symptom stays on. Yes, there are ways to control the sickness. Some of them are try to have food in short intervals but make sure not to be hungry. Drink more of fruit juices and water especially lemon. Avoid spicy food and smell that could make you worse. If none of the remedies suggested are going to work out for you, it is better to consult your physician. Hope you get benefited with this.

Q. Is garlic helpful in heart ailments? I have heard that garlic is very good for cardiac health and using in curries or cooked with foods will be helpful. I have also heard that it has anti-inflammatory substances and also helps in weight loss. Is garlic helpful in heart ailments?

A. It acts as antioxidant and reduces the amount of free radicals in your body. It’s helpful once taken raw. But the raw garlic can cause bad breadth and blistering of skin and diarrhea. So, there should be a reduced intake of raw garlic. It’s better to have garlic in a cooked up form like in curries or with vegetables. This will also give the desired benefits of garlic and the side effect of over consumption of garlic will also be reduced.

Q. How is morning sickness treated? I have been suffering from morning sickness all throughout my first 4 weeks of pregnancy. Is there a way to treat morning sickness?

A. Morning sickness during first few weeks of pregnancy is very common. Here is some information about morning sickness and how to deal with it -

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But remember, if (as often is the case among gossipers) you should suddenly become one of the gossipees instead, it is best to employ the foolproof defense recommended by Plato, who may have learned the lesson from Socrates, who as you know was the victim of gossip spread that he was corrupting the youth of Athens: "When men speak ill of thee, so live that nobody will believe them.
to speak ill of the leader of another country who is a stranger to him for no reason,'' the spokesman said.
At a meeting of GOP state party chairmen earlier this year, Nicholson was joined by Republican state party chairmen from around the country in calling on all candidates to wage a campaign focused on ideas and policies under the aegis of Ronald Reagan's 11th commandment: "Thou shalt not speak ill of a fellow Republican.
Conservatives and their ditto heads moan that it's politically incorrect to speak ill of blacks, but people who regularly speak ill of blacks are in the majority of Congress now.
More critical voices are being heard in Havana these days as Cuba's economic conditions deteriorate and thousands of refugees flee for the United States--although few dare speak ill of Castro himself.
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In his regards, I consider him a very good friend and can never speak ill of him in any way and there are no disputes between us and no project on earth can come between us.
These is so much bad in the best of us, And so much good in the worst of us, That it hardly behooves any of us To speak ill of the rest of us.
Billy McKay, the Unite union convenor for BAE Systems, said: "In a civilised society we choose not to speak ill of the dead but it's fair to say that Lady Thatcher was not held in high regard here.
PeterPerthWA: We are fifth generation Scousers and my father always said never speak ill of the dead which I always thought was truly magnanimous, so all I will say is: Your God Will Know What Was In Your Heart, let''s hope he is as forgiving as you feel he should be.
Anyway, in case anybody's being cautious, you might not want to speak ill of the dead but libel laws stopped applying to Jimmy Savile the minute he shuffled off his last mortal gold shellsuit.
In the two-part drama, Mix becomes convinced he is being haunted by the ghost of Christie and goes on to murder an unfortunate date who dares to speak ill of his beloved Nerissa.