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/cau·sal/ (kaw´z'l) pertaining to, involving, or indicating a cause.


relating to or emanating from cause.

causal association
a noxious agent is said to have a causal association with a particular disease when it can be shown that it plays some role in producing the occurrence of the disease. Generally both biological information and statistical information are combined to infer causal associations.
causal inference
preliminary diagnosis.
causal modeling
construction of models which set out the various relationships between causal agents and the initiation of a disease.

Patient discussion about causal

Q. how is depression caused by having cancer treated? I mean not only the patient, also the family members who tend to get depressed by the situation. how can you treat thi skind of depression?

A. thanks guys, you are great. Nice to have such a community here.

Q. What causes fibromyalgia? Is fibromyalgia a deadly disease?

A. The causes of fibromyalgia are not known. But there are many theories such as abnormalities in brain chemicals, infections, trauma, genetics and hormonal changes. Factors such as poor sleep, fatigue, overexertion and anxiety, may aggravate the symptoms. Fibromyalgia is not a progressive or life-threatening condition, but it affects quality of life. Fibromyalgia is only a disorder of muscles and not a disease.

Q. Is that true that mouth sores are caused by lack of vitamins? I’ve been having white mouth sores in the past 6 months or so. Could that mean I have to take vitamin supplements?

A. yup ... autoimmune reactions means your immune system is not working well
it's not working well because it lacks the nutrient and vitamins it needs to function properly
- take lots of vitamin c to boost your immune system
- organic multivitamins
- organic juices high in anti oxidants
- and most important .. omega 3-6-9

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Given the considerable use of HCTZ worldwide and the morbidity associated with NMSC, a causal association between HCTZ use and NMSC risk would have significant public health implications," Dr.
If the findings however can be further investigated to establish a causal association between fast food intake and the prevalence of symptoms of asthma, rhinoconjuncitviits and eczema, the results are of major public health significance.
The four were acquitted of all charges in December 2011, after the court concluded that there was no causal association between the four of them and the causes of the accident.
A variety of betel/areca nut/tobacco habits have been reviewed and categorised because of their causal association with oral cancer, oral precancerous lesions, and their widespread utilisation in different parts of the world.
Following further analysis, it was concluded that reduced vitamin D levels have a modest causal association with hypertension.
New research reveals a causal association between elevated body mass index (BMI) and increased risk of gallstone disease.
do not support a causal association between Caesarean section and childhood obesity.
For example, the association between use of non-mainstream American English (NMAE), such as African American English, and literacy has been documented in correlational research but it is not clear that there is a causal association.
Evidence on injectable use does not establish a causal association with HIV acquisition, nor does it definitively rule out the possibility of an effect (8).
If these findings represent a causal association, the estimated odds ratios would translate to less than one excess case each of cleft lip alone and cleft palate alone for every 1,000 women using albuterol in the first trimester (Hum.
This added information may be crucial in establishing a causal association.