Definition of health scare in English:

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health scare


A situation characterized by alarm or anxiety about the risk of developing or being diagnosed with a particular illness or condition: he caused an international health scare by travelling with a dangerous form of tuberculosis she’s back in good spirits again after a recent health scare
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  • The media are usually blamed for fuelling health scares.
  • Every week we turn on the turn on the TV and there is a health scare related to meat.
  • Over the last few weeks I've read a lot of commentary about the recent mobile phone health scares.
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