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G.Q., 20th-century British radiologist. See: Chance fracture.
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The likelihood that a thing has happened unpredictably without human intervention or observable cause; random variation within a population
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Statistics The likelihood that a thing has happened unpredictably without human intervention or observable cause. See Monte Carlo simulation, Random.
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1. That which occurs randomly.
2. An accident.
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Patient discussion about chance

Q. What are the chances that my children will have autism? My fiancé and I are planning on having children eventually. In his family, three of the five children have autism. My side is clear. What are the chances of us having a child with autism??

A. Autism is related to several genes and not just one. Therefore you can’t really tell if your children be autistic or not- it depends on how much “autistic genes” you and your fiancé have and how much of it you will inherit to your children. Regardless, you should check out this website:

Q. What are my genetic chances to get arthritis? 3 of my grandparents have arthritis but my parents don't. what are my chances to get it as well?

A. thanks dagmar! how do you get your arthritis info? know any good articles?

Q. What should I expect from my pregnancy for the chances of RA? My mother is having rheumatoid arthritis for the past 23 years. After I was born she started having high muscle aches basically at knees. After diagnosis it was confirmed for RA. She says that this pain and the swelling of knees started after my birth. Now I am pregnant and she remains worried about my pregnancy and the chances of RA. I am too getting worried now with my growing weakness and pain in my joints. What should I expect from my pregnancy for the chances of RA?

A. Savannah, first congratulations for your pregnancy!

Actually RA is an autoimmune disease, the exact cause of RA is still unknown, but many researchers believe that one of the factor is genetic factor. since your mom had been diagnosed with RA, it means that you're in risk of having RA also.

Now that you're pregnant, you need to consult with your doctors about your risk factors. it doesn't always have to be you're also having RA. but during pregnancy, because of the body weight gain, it can make the RA more manifest, because of the weight load the affected joint has to bear.
If you are diagnosed also with RA, you need to consult with your ob-gyn doctor for the drugs of choice that is safe for the pregnancy.

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Major Maria Luisa Calubaquib, Bicol regional police spokesperson, said the composite police and military team was conducting intelligence operations when they chanced upon around ten rebels in Sitio (sub-village) Lantad in Barangay (village) La Medalla at around 2:45 a.m.
Feliz Solano, Southern Luzon Command spokesman, said the clash occurred when soldiers on combat operations chanced upon some 15 NPA rebels in Barangay Lupi at around 6 a.m.
Rhojun Rosales, the 39th IB commander, told TIMES that the troops chanced upon a group of New People's Army (NPA) rebels who were apparently setting up an ambush, which resulted in a firefight.
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Barry Bennett, station manager at Blyth Fire Station, was driving from Blyth to the Morpeth headquarters of Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service on Thursday when he chanced upon the two incidents.