1 n-uncount A person's health is the condition of their body and the extent to which it is free from illness or is able to resist illness.
oft with poss
Caffeine is bad for your health.
2 n-uncount Health is a state in which a person is not suffering from any illness and is feeling well.
In hospital they nursed me back to health.
3 n-uncount The health of something such as an organization or a system is its success and the fact that it is working well.
(=prosperity) There's no way to predict the future health of the banking industry.
health care worker ( health care workers plural ) A health care worker is someone who works in a hospital or health centre. n-count
health centre ( health centres plural )
in AM, use health center A health centre is a building in which a group of doctors have offices or surgeries where their patients can visit them. n-count
health club ( health clubs plural ) A health club is a private club that people go to in order to do exercise and have beauty treatments. n-count
health farm ( health farms plural ) A health farm is a hotel where people go to get fitter or lose weight by exercising and eating special food.
(mainly BRIT) n-count
in AM, use spa
health food ( health foods plural ) Health foods are natural foods without artificial ingredients which people buy because they consider them to be good for them. n-mass oft N n
health visitor ( health visitors plural ) In Britain, a health visitor is a nurse whose job is to visit people in their homes and offer advice on matters such as how to look after very young babies or people with physical disabilities. n-count
Someone who suffers from ill health has an illness or keeps being ill. n-uncount
He was forced to retire because of ill health...
National Health Service
In Britain, theNational Health Service is the state system for providing medical care. It is paid for by taxes. n-proper the N
An increasing number of these treatments are now available on the National Health Service.
Occupational health is the branch of medicine that deals with the health of people in their workplace or in relation to their job. n-uncount
For many years, experts in occupational health have puzzled over symptoms reported by office workers, including headache, nausea and fatigue.