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ill health

A state of sickness. It's always sad to lose a loved one, but my grandmother was in ill health for a long time, so at least her suffering is over now.
See also: health, ill
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But the figures show that across the UK an estimated one in four children will show some evidence of mental ill-health, with three-quarters of all mental health issues setting in by a young person's mid-twenties.
"People struggling with mental ill-health cannot wait on the SNP to deliver the support they need."
Food and Drink Federation economics executive James Marquette said: "Our members deem accurate health and safety benchmarking data as crucial to their business strategies in preventing accident, injury and ill-health and protecting workers.
The spokesman said: "Restricted duties allows officers who are unable to undertake the full range of police duties to remain a police officer with restricted responsibilities rather than to be retired on grounds of ill-health.
But, when a teacher is permanently incapable to teach, school bosses have to apply on their behalf to access ill-health pensions.
BOSSES in Coventry will have access to a new online helpline to tackle the issue of mental ill-health in the workplace.
Early in 2006 the NHS staff council established a partnership group to review the NHS ill-health retirement scheme, sickness absence and the NHS injury benefits scheme.
Under the current scheme a firefighter unable to carry out front-line duties through injury or illness can take on non-operational duties and retain their pension or be retired with an ill-health award.
The row flared after three former firemen from London who retired on grounds of ill-health were told that their pensions would cease.
The report also shows that ill-health is having an impact on morale and performance.
* relief of those in need, by reason of youth, age, ill-health, disability, financial disadvantage or other disadvantage;
'This relates to Tom Wood's involvement and undue interest in my early retirment on ill-health and other matters.'
The Health and Safety Commission (HSC) has I recently issued its first ever progress report on the Government's 1 0-year health and safety targets (1999/00- 2009/10) for reducing work-related fatalities, injuries, days off work and ill-health in Britain.
Under the influence of social Darwinism and scientific racism and intent on economizing whenever their own welfare was not at stake, policymakers and public servants assigned to care for Native populations doled out insufficient, contaminated food rations only to those deemed deserving; herded children off to poorly maintained boarding schools where they were likely to fall ill and die, mostly from tuberculosis; and managed medical care facilities and programs under the leading assumption that Native people's ill-health stemmed from an inherent biological and cultural inferiority.
MIH=mental ill=health; PIH=physical ill-health; IJS=intrinsic job satisfaction; SQUAL=scale quality--a high number indicates high quality.