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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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He said he forgave those people who would think ill of him because of that comment he made and it was 'up to God to judge them.
For more call 09050 700 441 Libra Sept 23 - Oct 23 I USED to be a real people-pleaser, sometimes going against my own instincts rather than have someone think ill of me.
Your daughter needs to document every instance where her ex has kept the children from her, encouraged the children to think ill of her, spoken negatively about her in front of the children or threatened her access to the children.
Here, the main problem emerges: We should never give anyone the opportunity to think ill of us while we are walking our true and sincere path.
Even if people think ill of him and He grieves at their hardness of heart, Jesus continues to serve and heal.
I suggest that what it additionally involves is a change of attitude towards a wrongdoer, which may involve ceasing to think ill of him, wiping the slate clean, coming to accept him despite his flaws, or (troublingly for Murphy) abandoning a demand for punishment.
Louis Menand, in his review for the New Republic, gave one possible reason for the book's success: "It gratifies our wish to think ill of our culture (a wish that is a permanent feature of modernity) without thinking ill of ourselves.
We are tempted many times, every day, to think ill of others; to be impatient; to be selfish.
He wondered how these instigators could think ill of Syria and that Syrians don't observe Islam while some of them had visited Syria and talked with its scholars, asking if they want to burn Syria and listen to the lies of some channels that spread sedition and abandon reality.
The attitude toward Iran improved most dramatically this past year in Turkey, but more Turks still think ill of Iran than positively.
Not because we think ill of them, per se, but because--to paraphrase an older thinker--they simply never had the good sense to climb down from the trees, walk upright, and learn how to laugh.
Garrido's father Manuel, 87, who is divorced from his wife Patricia, said: "He doesn't want his mother to think ill of him.