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causality

 [kaw-zal´ĭ-te]
the relationship between cause and effect.

cau·sal·i·ty

(kawz'al-i-tē),
The relating of causes to the effects they produce; the pathogenesis of disease and epidemiology, are largely concerned with causality.

causality

[kôsal′itē]
(in research) a relationship between one phenomenon or event (A) and another (B) in which A precedes and causes B. The direction of influence and the nature of the effect are predictable and reproducible and may be empirically observed. Causality is difficult to prove. Some social scientists contend that it is impossible to prove a causal relationship.

cau·sal·i·ty

(kaw-zali-tē)
The relating of causes to the effects they produce; the pathogenesis of disease and epidemiology are largely concerned with causality.

locus of causality

(1) in attribution theory, a person's perception of whether the cause of their success or failure at a task is internal (due to personal factors, such as effort and ability) or external (due to external factors, such as luck or chance); (2) in self-determination theory, a person's perception of whether the origin of their reasons for engaging in a behaviour is internal (done willingly and out of free choice) or external (done because they are compelled or required to do so, either by external pressure from others or because of self-imposed pressures).

cau·sal·i·ty

(kaw-zali-tē)
The relating of causes to the effects they produce; the pathogenesis of disease and epidemiology are largely concerned with causality.

causality,

n a relationship between one event or action that precedes and initiates a second action or influences the direction, nature, or force of a second action. In scientific study, causality must be observable, predictable, and reproducible and thus is difficult to prove.

causality

the relationship between cause and effects.

principle of causality
the postulate that every phenomenon has a cause or causes, i.e. that events do not occur at random but in accordance with physical laws so that, in principle, causes can be found for each effect.

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?

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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FOR PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL HARM [section] 26 (2010); RESTATEMENT (FIRST) OF TORTS [section] 430 (1934) (indicating that to establish legal cause the plaintiff must be in the class of persons to which the defendant's actions create a risk of causing harm); id.
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Sex workers wanted to create an organization that would empower them and advance their political and legal cause.
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The appeals court affirmed, holding that the county's actions were not the legal cause of the detainee's injuries and the county was not liable for false imprisonment under state law.
Under civil law we have advised our clients that no legal cause of act ion is discernible and accordingly no claim for compensation arises against anyone other than the perpetrator himself.
The first lost legal cause was Clinton's argument that he should not be dragged into court by Paula Jones while president.
Former New York prisons commissioner Coughlin agrees that the Justice Department too often acts without legal cause.
All Americans must remain free to discuss and support any legal cause, regardless of its popularity.
Supreme Court's test for determining whether a legal cause of action is "tor-like," rendering the damages awarded under it excludable.
Simply because the plaintiffs were Hispanic, he wrote in his December decision, they had been "repeatedly stopped, frisked, searched, questioned, detained, and arrested without legal cause," as well as subjected to degrading verbal and physical abuse.
The negligent (or intentional) act must be not only the actual cause of injury, but the legal cause (which deals with the question of foreseeability of injuries to the plaintiff, and whether or not the law should contemplate defendant liability under the circumstances).