Cousin

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COUSIN, domest. rel. Cousins are kindred who are the issue of two brothers or two sisters, or of a brother and a sister. Those who descend from the brother or sister of the father of the person spoken of are called paternal cousins; maternal cousins are those who are descended from the brothers or sisters of the mother. Vide 2 Bro. C. C. 125; 1 Sim. & Stu. 301; 3 Russ. C. C. 140; 9 Sim. R. 386, 457.

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The objective of the current study was to i) examine differences in cognitive performance among control, SZ and BD patient groups, and their first-degree relatives, ii) find possible predictive values for distinguishing between diagnoses, and to iii) determine the severity of the genetic liability of BD and SZ with their first-degree relatives using neurocognitive performance scores.
The City of New Source - as the District Municipality Responsible for health and social Rm/G1 (municipalities of Monterotondo - Mentone - New Source) intends to implement the home care program in favor of users INPS - Former Managing Inpdap, their spouses partners, for their first-degree relatives dependent and frail through the project called "Home Care Premium" - in the context of social initiatives promoted by the National Institute of Social Security for Employees of Public Administration (formerly INPDAP) - with the ~objective to experience an innovative service of home care in favor of 80 persons residing in the territory of the district mentioned, focused on taking over the joint user and caregiver, trained and supported through the use of new technologies .
Definition of high-risk individual: single first-degree relative with CRC or advanced adenomas diagnosed at less than 60 years of age, or 2 first-degree relatives with CRC or advanced adenomas.
A total of 5 subjects with schizophrenia, 7 first-degree relatives and 1 healthy control were excluded from the study.
Both ethnic minority groups were more likely than Scandinavian women to have a first-degree relative with diabetes (47% of South Asian women and 39% of Middle Eastern, vs.
If a subject with DCM had any first-degree relative who was also affected with DCM, those first-degree relatives were invited for screening for DCM by history, physical examination, electrocardiogram (ECG), echocardiography and cardiac catheterisation where indicated.
In 2006, two workplace initiatives were implemented in Thyolo District: a clinic at the district hospital dedicated to all district health staff and their first-degree relatives, providing medical services, including HIV care; and a support group for HIV-positive staff.
It is estimated that people who have first-degree relatives with Alzheimer's disease are four to 10 times more likely to develop the disease themselves compared to people with no family history," said study author Robyn Honea, DPhil, of the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Kansas City.
Half of their first-degree relatives - brothers, sisters and children - will also have FH.
Half of their first-degree relatives - brothers, sisters and children - will also have FH but are frequently undiagnosed, putting them at risk of early death.
adults found that first-degree relatives of melanoma patients (that is, their parents, children, and siblings) were twice as likely to be diagnosed with Parkinson's as people with no family history of melanoma.
Hyposmia in first-degree relatives was associated with at least a 10% risk of developing Parkinson's disease within 2 years (Ann.