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Restaurant owners have little choice but to stay open for business, and their employees risk serious illness — or death — to collect a paycheck.

From Eater

Verily’s other efforts include a program to wipe out mosquito-borne illness and Covid-19 testing programs in several states.

From Fortune

In a group of about 3,000 patients, researchers compared the mortality of patients who received plasma with high and low levels, or titres, of antibodies at different stages of illness.

These people are living with respiratory illnesses and no one’s talking about it.

From Fortune

They also can transmit the virus to others, including educators, school staff and family members who are at higher risk of serious illness merely by being adults.

He beat his illness twice, wrote about his battles with the disease, and continued broadcasting even as his health was failing.

The Samaritan guidelines are written around the assumption that suicide is a purely irrational act, an act spurred by illness.

Few reports of his mental illness discuss lead poisoning as a possible reason for his mental deterioration.

Murder, suicide, illness, old age: These deaths stalk us all, but in prison, they collect us so much more cheaply.

“It's insane to see what the extreme version of that type of helpless anger combined with mental illness can create,” Cook wrote.

After about eighteen months of office work I had a long and serious illness and was away from duty for nearly half a year.

There remain still the uncounted thousands who by accident or illness, age or infirmity, are unable to maintain themselves.

It was written in evident anxiety, and the chief subject was the illness of his daughter.

Mr. Ernescliffe manages him very well—used to illness on that African coast, and the doctor is very fond of him.

Comyn, hearing of Bruce's serious illness, advanced against him with Mowbray and Brechin, and with a largely superior force.


On this page you'll find 65 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to illness, such as: ailment, breakdown, collapse, disability, disorder, and disturbance.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.