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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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Realistically, neither family history nor genetic testing is sufficient for robust risk assessment.
Exhibitors include Coventry Family History Society, Rugby Family History Group and the Guild of One-Name Studies.
John Ward, chairman of the society, said: "There must be thousands of people with Northumberland and Durham ancestry who are anxious to know more about their family history but perhaps don't know where to start.
Head of Knowsley Library Service, Peter Marchant, said: "Knowsley's libraries are home to a range of resources to help residents find out more about their family history.
Of that 373, 39 percent had a family history of breast cancer, and 61 percent had no family history of breast cancer.
Adults with a personal and/or family history of cancer enrolled in the CGN participated in the study.
The study found people who met criteria for high-risk screening based on family history at ages 30 and 50, respectively, rose from about 2 percent to 7 percent for colorectal cancer and from about 7 percent to more than 11 percent for breast cancer.
American Cancer Society guidelines recommend an annual screening with breast MRI as an adjunct to mammography for women with a genetic or family history of breast cancer, but not for those with a personal history of the disease.
make a strong case for changing that status quo, as 30 minutes or less of question-and-answer about the family history of depression, anxiety, or substance abuse is enough to predict a patient's approximate risks for developing each disorder and how severe their future illness is likely to be.
As you start to trace your family history you will end up collecting a lot of information.
A FAMILY history forum is to be hosted by Teesside Archives on Friday.
Among patients treated for stage III colon cancer, a family history of nonsyndromic colorectal cancer is associated with a significant reduction in cancer recurrence and mortality, researchers report in the Journal of the American Medical Association for June 4.

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