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family

n. 1) husband, wife and children. 2) all blood relations. 3) all who live in the same household including servants and relatives, with some person or persons directing this economic and social unit.

family

(Common ancestry), noun ancestry, birth, blood connection, clan, common extraction, common forebears, common lineage, common parentage, consanguinity, descent, dynasty, ethnic group, ethnicity, filiation, folk, genealogy, house, kin, kindred, kinsmen, line, line of ancestors, line of descent, lineage, origin, parentage, people, same line of descent, same strain, sept, stirps, stock, strain, tribe

family

(Household), noun brood, domestic circle, dooestic establishment, familia, family unit, home circle, issue, offspring, progeny
Associated concepts: adoption, curtesy, dependent, domestic relation, dower, Family Court, family law, family purpose doccrine, head of household, heirs, next of kin, surviving spouse
See also: ancestry, bloodline, derivation, descendant, domestic, house, household, issue, kindred, kinship, lineage, next of kin, origin, parentage, paternal, posterity, progeny, race, relative, succession
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Overall, a first-degree family history leads to an absolute increase in five-year risk of breast cancer ranging from 1.
These findings are important in that they can be used to support an approach by clinicians to collect a complete family history of all cancers"particularly among first degree relatives"in order to assess patient risk for developing cancer" she said.
One group was healthy people with a family history of cancer (breast cancer lung cancer or gastric cancer).
Realistically, neither family history nor genetic testing is sufficient for robust risk assessment.
Other markers, including cholesterol and LDL/HDL, cannot predict the potential of cardiovascular disease based on family history, the firm noted.
There is free admission to the event, which will provide a wealth of information about tracing your family history.
Its library and research centre, which has recently moved to a new location in Percy House, Percy Street, houses information including local and family history, pedigrees, monumental inscriptions, and marriage indexes.
Whether you are new to researching your family history or have been finding out about your ancestors for years, everyone is welcome to go along.
FREE family history taster sessions are being held in Birmingham libraries next week for people who are interested in tracing their family history during Adult Learners Week.
Family history has been shown to be a fairly quick and inexpensive method to assess part of a patient's health risk for many chronic medical conditions.
A multi-institutional study looked at how often and at what age a patient's family history of cancer should be updated to ensure that the patient is appropriately screened and has the best chance of early detection.
A person's family history of cancer should be updated every five to 10 years to help guide doctors in recommending appropriate screening for their patients, according to a study in the July 13 Journal of the American Medical Association.

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