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 consideration.....read more
The Portuguese Minister of Health has announced that Portugal has achieved 2 of the 3 90-90-90 HIV targets set by UNAIDS for 2020. Portuguese Minister of Health Dr Adalberto Campos Fernandes announced on 5 July 2018 that... read more
Delhi High Court: Need to have fixed working hours for doctors & standard for doctor-patient ratio in hospitals
Hon’ble High Court of Delhi comprising of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar acknowledged that doctors have to work for excessive hours in absence of prescribed standard working hours.
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A secondary analysis of the Enquiring About Tolerance study shows that the early introduction of solids into the diet at five months was associated with longer sleep duration, less frequent waking at night in infants. Also, parents ... read more
The US Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers about criminals forging FDA warning letters to target individuals who tried to purchase medicines online or over the phone. Based on the agency’s experience with ... read more
Hemodynamic valve deterioration (HVD) of surgically implanted aortic bioprostheses on Doppler echocardiography is independently associated with a marked increase in the risk of valve reintervention or mortality,.... read more
In a multicenter observational study published online June 21, 2018 in JAMA Ophthalmology, around 71% of patients with Down syndrome showed characteristics compatible with keratoconus. They were found to have... read more
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.