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the relationship between cause and effect.
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The relating of causes to the effects they produce; the pathogenesis of disease and epidemiology, are largely concerned with causality.
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The relating of causes to the effects they produce; the pathogenesis of disease and epidemiology are largely concerned with causality.
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The relating of causes to the effects they produce; the pathogenesis of disease and epidemiology are largely concerned with causality.
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Patient discussion about causality

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?

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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.

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To understand and to exploit causal relationships more effectively, strategic decision makers must take a pluralistic approach to comprehending causes.
The court pointed out that New York courts have held that "arising out of" is ordinarily understood to mean incident to, having connection with, or originating from--there must be some causal relationship between the injury and the risk.
State Your Understanding of the Causal Relationship as Concretely as Possible.
[2,3] It is precisely this type of reciprocal role a variable plays that enables SEM to infer causal relationships.
Holmlund, Lindahl, and Plug find that, despite the methodological problems inherent in many of the tools and techniques used to establish the causal relationship between parents' education levels and those of their children, the studies have been successful in the sense that they provide many new insights into the process by which parents transmit education to their children.
It has been concluded that we can distinguish four directions of the causal relationship between energy consumption and economic growth, based on four hypotheses (Acaravci, 2010):
Finally, the balanced scorecard framework by Kaplan and Norton (1992) was used to classify terms under the causal relationship consequences and the results are as follows: 16 terms classified as internal performance, 7 terms as customer satisfaction, 6 terms as business growth, and 4 terms as financial performance.
Or by revising it altogether by adding a comma to reflect that the introductory word applies to the whole, and by removing a conjunction to reflect a causal relationship:
evidence is sufficient to infer a causal relationship between asbestos exposure and laryngeal cancer." In making this conclusion, the committee considered 35 cohort populations and 18 case-control studies.
Being on the list "does not mean that FDA has identified a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk," the FDA said.
During aging, reductions in hippocampal neurogenesis are associated with memory decline indicating a causal relationship. Indeed, insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1), a major activator of the extracellular receptor kinase pathway that is central in learning and memory processes, is also a key modulator of hippocampal neurogenesis.
The current study might be more able to detect the true direction of the causal relationship because of its use of numerous complex statistical methods as well as its use of repeated structured mental health assessments over time, Dr.