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Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
16th July 2018
Addressing social determinants of community health: Johns Hopkins evacuates due to possible TB exposure

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Healthcare is generally assumed as the factor that most affects health of the people. But, it is now becoming evident that more than the medical or clinical factors, it is the social factors that determine the health outcomes. These health-related social factors are the social determinants of health and include the socioeconomic conditions that affect health of a person.

These social determinants of health have rightly been called "the causes of the causes", which implies that to eliminate a problem, its root causes must be addressed first. Effective care cannot be delivered, if these factors are not taken into more

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Portugal on fast track to achieve HIV targets ahead of 2020 deadline

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Morning MEDTalks with Dr KK Aggarwal 16th July 2018

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Thyroid disorders can be hereditary and affect many Indians today
Autoimmune disorders are more common in women than men
New Delhi,15 July 2018: Nearly every third Indian suffers from some thyroid disorder, which most often causes weight gain and hormonal imbalances, and is more commonly seen in women, as per a study. Sub -clinical hypothyroidism, a milder form of hypothyroidism where the diagnosis is made unexpectedly, is the most prevalent form of thyroid disorder across the country with maximum cases being present in the eastern part of the country.

Thyroid disorders are eight to ten times more common in women than in men. This is mainly because most of the times, they are autoimmune problems are all autoimmune disorders are more common in women.

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