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relatives

animals which share common ancestors.

first-degree relatives
parents, offspring, full-sibs.
second-degree relatives
grandparents, half-sibs, grandchildren.

Patient discussion about relatives

Q. how is dementia and alcoholism related

A. Alcohol can cause dementia through nutritional deficiencies (e.g. B1, or thiamine deficiency, causing Wernicke encephalopathy http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wernicke's_encephalopathy) and probably also through direct effect on the brain. It can also cause a rare neurological disorder called Marchiafava-Bignami disease that results from damage to the brain tissue in certain areas.

Further more alcohol may cause hepatic damage that can cause alteration in consciousness and dementia.

You can read more here:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long-term_effects_of_alcohol#Nervous_system

Q. do you have information or articles on skin eczema that is related to depression, especially in men?

A. If you are looking for professional articles, then here's one to start with:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18624873?ordinalpos=3&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DefaultReportPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum

Q. Have alcohol-related crashes decreased in other states when they lowered the limit? I have a doubt even after updating with the local news. Have alcohol-related crashes decreased in other states when they lowered the limit?

A. Wisconsin has seen nearly a two percent decrease in alcohol-related crashes and almost a fourteen percent decrease in alcohol-related fatalities a year after implementing a .08 law. Since South Dakota put .08 in effect in 2002, alcohol-related crashes have decreased by 2.1 percent from the average of the previous three years.

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Methods: Fifty-five obese women and their 154 first-degree relatives (daughter, son, sister, brother), 60 non-obese women and their 100 first-degree relatives were enrolled in this cross-sectional controlled study.
2) However, this risk is increased two- to three-fold in first-degree relatives of patients with CRC.
These trials, which enrolled subjects following antibody screening of >70 000 first-degree relatives in each study, should yield valuable information on the ability of islet autoantibody screening to detect individuals at risk of type 1 diabetes.
If you know about a first-degree relative with ovarian cancer, it is important to check your family history carefully.
SLE also appears in the first-degree relatives of lupus patients more often than it does in the general population, which indicates a strong hereditary component.
Participants must be between ages 3 and 45, and first-degree relatives of people with insulin-dependent diabetes.
This supports the idea that people with first-degree relatives who have, or had, the disorder are at greater risk for developing the disease.
The researchers also interviewed 282 spouses and first-degree relatives of the study participants.
The persons who should be screened are the first-degree relatives (parents, brothers, sisters, and children) of persons with FMEN1, since these family members are at 50-50 risk of already having inherited the FMEN1 gene.
Moreover, the owner or their first-degree relatives have the right to make the winning bid, including when the highest bid is less than the debt owed to the bank.