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proof,

n the establishment of a fact by evidence; to find the truth.
proof beyond a reasonable doubt,
n in criminal law, such proof as precludes every reasonable hypothesis except that which it tends to support and is wholly consistent with the defendant's guilt and inconsistent with any other rational conclusions.
proof of loss,
n the contractual right of the carrier or service corporation to request verification of services rendered (expenses incurred) by the submission of claim forms, radiographs, study models, or other diagnostic material.

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Q. Is there any proof that acupuncture would be helpful for dealing with depression? I’m working in a multinational company and I suffer from depression. I feel the side effects of the meds being prescribed by my doctor. I like to try with acupuncture. Is there any proof that acupuncture would be helpful for dealing with depression?

A. Hi, for some cases acupuncture is good but not for all. Besides therapy and acupuncture exercise helps with depression. The problem with it is that it appears to be difficult to get depressed people to start exercising. They are depressed, after all. But exercise could and should be considered alternative medicine that actually works.

Q. What kind of dogs are considered "low allergy" breeds? My son really wants a dog and I am allergic. Not severely but... Promised to look into getting a low allergy one. Appreciate any info including how to source free/low cost as money is tight.

A. Take in mind that there are also other criteria for choosing a dog. Some of them need special grooming and some aren't really great with kids, but you can check out these breeds and more at www. dogbreedfacts.com. As for myself, I have had several Bichon Frises, and they can be great with kids and other pets, and they are hardy and very, very intelligent!! They arent too big either! Good luck on your hunt!

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Up until now, proof beyond a reasonable doubt has been understood as the most exacting standard of proof.
One complication with this analysis is that a two-step system may have the perverse effect of justifying a lower standard of proof on the guilt decision, lower even than proof beyond a reasonable doubt.
The point is not that any jurisdiction is likely to lower its standard of proof below proof beyond a reasonable doubt at the guilt phase; indeed, such a change would be constitutionally impermissible under Winship, which held that a reasonable doubt instruction was required in all criminal cases, both state and federal.
Proof beyond a reasonable doubt seems to necessitate a very high amount of certainty before the jury convicts.
215)In his treatise on evidence, Starkie equated moral certainty with proof beyond a reasonable doubt, stating:
Proof beyond a reasonable doubt must, therefore, be proof of such a convincing character that a reasonable person would not hesitate to rely and act upon it in the most important of his or her own affairs.
Proof beyond a reasonable doubt is proof so convincing that you would rely and act upon it without hesitation in the more serious and important transactions of life.
To suggest that that is proof beyond a reasonable doubt is certainly implausible.