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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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Nene Kassa VIII complained bitterly about how senior citizens are ignored and ill-treated by the younger generation, although their ideas, knowledge and experiences can still be put to good use.
In a statement issued in Srinagar, he said that the inmates were being ill-treated and subjected to mental and physical torture in jails.
He mentioned both Dragan Bogdanovski, who as a member of the political right and a Macedonian patriot was exiled from Macedonia and ill-treated, and Slavko Milosavlevski, a member of the Macedonian left, who was marginalized and fired from his job as professor at the Faculty of Law in Skopje for being a liberal.
They further said that despite the students were actual assets of educational institutions they were being ill-treated adding IJT would raise the voices of students on every platform and would fight for their rights.
The dogs that were ill-treated included Staffordshire bull terriers, a Rottweiler, a pit bull terrier, a Dogue de Bordeaux and a mixed breed.
"A day of joy and celebration was turned to great sorrow and pain for some of our faithful because they were ill-treated by some Israeli policemen who were present around the gates of the Old City and passages that lead to the Holy Sepulcher," Heads of Churches said in a statement.
Khalid Al Shahri, Tala's father, denied in an interview with a Saudi daily claims that the domestic helper had been ill-treated.
It is also said that between the same dates in Middlesbrough he wilfully assaulted, ill-treated, neglected or abandoned a child.
Allen, 36, of Lawrence Avenue, South Shields, claims the allegations have all been made up but prosecutors say he ill-treated patients at Hillcrest Care Home, on Wear Street, Jarrow.
April 26, 2012 (JUBA) -- A Juba court on Thursday adjourned the hearing of the case in which a South Sudanese political commentator alleges he was ill-treated and wrongfully imprisoned by the nation's police force.
Bryson's Animal Refuge was founded in 1947 by the late Bill & Marion Bryson to provide sanctuary and a home of rest for retired and ill-treated horses and ponies.
Bahrain: Group of 38 women and seven girls arrested last week during a protest against Bahrain s parliamentary by-elections have reportedly been tortured or ill-treated, Amnesty International said.