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1. Having life; alive.
2. Of, relating to, or containing living bacteria or active viruses, sometimes in an attenuated form.

Patient discussion about live

Q. do we need the esophagus to live? If we were to take our esophagus away would we still live?

A. Principally, yes. Feeding can be done through a hole in the stomach (PEG). Life is possible this way, although one may argue about the quality of life in this situation.

Q. How long can an alcoholic expect to live? My nephew who was an alcoholic died in his early age of 35. My uncle who was also an alcoholic died in his age of 48. How long can an alcoholic expect to live?

A. I am sorry. My dad who is an alcoholic too always advice me from his experience that an alcoholic will die younger than they would if they were not using alcohol. There are two sides to this: physiological and psychological. The destructive effect that alcohol has on the human body when used to excess may shorten expected lifespan. This list is long, from brain damage to liver failure.
The psychological side is the likelihood that goofy behavior caused by the use of alcohol may kill them. The list here is endless. Driving while drunk, getting in violent confrontations, taking idiotic risks, using power tools while blitzed. One way or another, the odds are good that this person will die much earlier than if they were not drinking.

Q. how long do u live with lupus? why do we get lupus? why was i hit with it along with all my other medical problems? i dont understand why..

A. well i've had it now for 1 yr and i'm still going

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For example, for women, there was about a 60 percent likelihood a marriage would survive 15 years if the couple either hadn't lived together before the wedding or were engaged while they were sharing the same living space.
More generally, 57% of Americans believe that two people who have lived together for five years are just as committed in their relationship as a couple that has been married for five years.
It was an arrangement where they [all] lived together fairly harmoniously," one of Marston's sons told Daniels.
Reynolds, TC Memo 1999-62, a court ruling in a situation in which a couple lived together and then separated provides some guidance.
During last year's bug-rich El Nino spring, the orb weavers lived together in a large colony.
For example, a 1984 study for Statistics Canada showed that couples who lived together before marriage were more than twice as likely to be divorced than those who did not.
Academia and the arts provided a common platform for this dialogue among intellectuals and artists, while in small towns and villages, the two peoples lived together without major conflicts.
John Keegan knew one woman who had a separate telephone line installed in the home she shared with her fiance so her mother would not know they lived together.
The police told the man that if the couple had lived together at least six months, making them common law husband and wife, they couldn't do anything.
Since many of today's modern to-be-weds have often lived together or are celebrating a second marriage, they've gathered a lot of the items that traditional registries provide," said Carley Roney, editor-in-chief of The Knot.
Gordon-Larsen said that in subsequent interviews with both romantic partners, they found that couples who lived together for more than two years (especially those who were married) were most likely to display similar weight/obesity patterns and physical activity behaviors.
Mr Maan, convener of the Muslim Council of Scotland and the UK's first Muslim councillor, said: "I wanted to show Islam and the west have lived together for 14 centuries - sometimes in good ways, sometimes confrontational.