Motorcycle Diaries with a Twist
By Sania FarooquiNEW DELHI, India, May 31 2021 (IPS) Four women, two motorbikes, 64 districts and a journey of a lifetime, this is the story of Dr. Sakia Haque from Bangladesh. In November 2016, Dr Haque co-founded “Travelettes of Bangladesh – Bhromon Konya,” a women’s only group, with the motto of “empowering women through travelling.” This platform is not just an ordinary online travel group, but it is a platform of connection, sisterhood and networking of almost 60,000 girls and women in Bangladesh that empowers them by teaching them to raise their voices and encourages them to step out of their comfort zones and to “go see the world”. Dr. Sakia Haque“I believe motorcycles give us freedom, you have amazing views, you can stop whenever you want to and you get to see so much beauty around you,” says Dr. Sakia in an interview to me. “We wanted to prove that women can do it, they can step out of their comfort zones and travel, also because everyone was against it, our families and our society. Have you ever seen a girl ride a bike? They would say this to keep us dependent. It was a rare site, no doubt about that, but now, a lot of women ride scooters and motorcycles.” When Dr. Sakia is not traveling, she works as a Medical officer, Disease control, Civil surgeon office, at Cox’s Bazar, one of the largest refugee camps in the world. Dr Sakia likes to call herself a full time doctor and a part time t...
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Publication date: Available online 10 October 2020Source: IJC Heart &VasculatureAuthor(s): Dominik Linz, Jeroen Hendriks
Background: Obesity is strongly associated with both Blount disease and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Obesity increases risks for anesthetic and postoperative complications, and OSA can further exacerbate these risks. Since children with Blount disease might have both conditions, we sought to determine the perioperative complications and the prevalence of OSA among these children. Methods: Patients younger than 18 years undergoing corrective surgery for Blount disease were identified from 2 sources as follows: a retrospective review of records at a single institution and querying of the Kids’ Inpatient Database...
Publication date: Available online 9 October 2020Source: Molecular MetabolismAuthor(s): Xiao Tan, Lieve van Egmond, Jonathan Cedernaes, Christian Benedict
Date: Thursday, 10 08, 2020; Speaker: Craig Heller, Ph.D., Stanford University; Sigrid Veasey, M.D., University of Pennsylvania; Colleen McClung, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh; Gary Aston-Jones, Ph.D., Rutgers University; Thomas Kilduff, Ph.D., SRI International, ; Ryan Logan, Ph.D., University of Pittsburg; Carol Everson, Ph.D., Medical College of Wisconsin; Xiaoke Chen, Ph.D., Stanford University ; Michael T. Smith, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University; Henry Yaggi, M.D., Yale University ; Andre Huhn, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University ; Mark Greenwald, Ph.D., Wayne State; Scott Bunce, Ph.D., Penn State University ; Johanna El...
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Conclusions: Bioinformatics analysis is a useful tool to explore the mechanism and pathogenesis of PHN. The identified hub genes may participate in the onset and development of PHN and serve as therapeutic targets. PMID: 33029266 [PubMed - in process]
Conditions: Obstructive Sleep Apnea of Adult; Periodontal Diseases; Periodontal Pocket; Periodontal Attachment Loss Intervention: Sponsor: I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University Not yet recruiting
Condition: Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Interventions: Behavioral: Sleep recording; Behavioral: Cognitive tasks; Other: Questionnaires Sponsor: Direction Centrale du Service de Santé des Armées Not yet recruiting
Conclusion: High levels of plasma melatonin during the overnight period of intensive care cohort patients did not improve sleep nor decreased the prevalence of delirium. This trial is registered with Anzctr.org.au/ACTRN12620000661976.aspx. PMID: 33029397 [PubMed]
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