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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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The judge said he was satisfied the allegation of ill-treatment should be allocated to the crown court.
A well-resourced watchdog of this sort, which is able to make unannounced visits to places of detention and raise awareness of what constitutes torture and ill-treatment according to international human rights law, can go a long way towards the ultimate goal of fully eradicating torture.'
"According to reports from journalists and human rights activists inside Iran, as well as independent news groups outside the country, security forces have detained scores of people in jails and secret detention facilities notorious for torture and other ill-treatment over the past week, denying many of them access to their families and lawyers."
"They should not have been arrested, tried or imprisoned in the first place, let alone continue being subjected to this ill-treatment that is now endangering their lives.
Prolonged arbitrary detention, torture and other ill-treatment have caused physical and psychological harm to hundreds.
These unfortunate little souls are under compulsion to do different types of labourious work, besides undergoing all sorts of ill-treatment and abuse.
Allegations of physical, verbal and racist abuse of immigration detainees by staff at Menoyia Detention Centre were also reported, as were allegations of ill-treatment of detainees being escorted to the airport by immigration police officers.
A care worker has denied ill-treatment of a severely disabled man after he was allegedly recorded by a VTech toy.
Summary: The woman has also cited the husband's ill-treatment and his over-dependency on her as reasons to seek separation.
She faces three charges of ill-treatment and two of administering poison to the tot between May and June.
He said the visit was conducted based in response to a number of complaints and allegations of ill-treatment and cries for assistance from inmates' parents, in addition to what have been circulated on the social networking regarding the existence of ill-treatment cases.
Download Syrian Embassy rejects ill treatment of displaced, commends Aoun's rejection of incitement against them NNA - The Syrian Embassy in Beirut issued on Wednesday the following statement: "The media has recently tackled the issue of abuse to Syrian citizens working in Lebanon, their ill-treatment and other inappropriate practices that have reached the point of imposition of forced labor.