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16 injured in Chitwan bus accident

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CHITWAN — At least 16 passengers have been injured when a truck hit the passenger bus at Tikauli of Bhaktapur along the East-West Highway on Sunday morning.

According to the information shared by the District Police Office Chitwan, the truck (Na 4 Kha 7574) knocked another truck (Na 4 Kha 1436) en route to Narayangarh from behind and the latter hit the bus (Na 5 Kha 2807) heading to Birgunj from Kathmandu.

Police confirmed that total 16 persons including bus driver, helper and passengers were injured in the accident. Among the injured, three are being treated in Bharatpur Hospital and 13 in Chitwan Medical College.

The police have impounded both the trucks and arrested their drivers.

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Sleeping in on weekends may help live longer

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Sleep deprivation has been found to have numerous negative effects on a person’s health. But the new study has shown that sleeping more on the weekend might help ease health problems associated with not getting enough during the week, and even reduce the risk of an early death.

The study, published in Journal of Sleep Research by scientists from Sweden and the United States, suggested that the negative effects of a few nights of short sleep could be counteracted by staying in bed over the weekend.

The from the Stress Research Institute (SRI) at Stockholm University and the Karolinska Institute discovered that people below 65 years old who slept less than five hours on weekends had a higher risk of early death after examining medical and lifestyle data from more than 43,000 adults, following them for a period of 13 years.

For people who slept for less than five hours throughout the week but slept longer on the weekends for about nine hours, there was no increase in mortality risk. But, for people who consistently slept for less than five hours through the whole week, the mortality risk is higher.

Torbjorn Akerstedt, one of the authors of the research and a clinical neuroscience professor from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden, said that the findings were consistent with previous studies on the link between sleep duration and mortality.

However, those previous studies only focused on sleep during weekdays.

“The results imply that short sleep is not a risk factor for mortality if it is combined with a medium or long weekend sleep,” the researchers wrote in the study.

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