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7 days allocated for amendment proposition

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Constituent Assembly Sunday concluded deliberations on the final draft of the new constitution, assigning seven days for receiving amendment proposals on the “Revised Bill” of the new statute.

Sunday’s CA meeting has set September 5 deadline for lawmakers to register their amendment proposals if they need any modification in the bill. The draft constitution tabled a week ago by the Constitution Drafting Committee (CDC) for theoretical discussion was endorsed by an overwhelming majority in the CA for further proceedings.

CA Chairman Subas Chandra Nembang requested that the CA members to register their amendment proposals till September 5 without trimming short the duration of time provisioned in the CA Rules for the same.

After receiving amendment proposals, the CA will hold clause-wise discussion on the bill alongside amendment proposals and endorse the bill through voting. The CA members will then sign the bill and the CA seat will confirm it before President Ram Baran Yadav declares the initiation of the new constitution.

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Regular bedtime beneficial for heart and metabolic health among older adults

Raghu Kshitiz



KATHMANDU — Sufficient sleep has been proven to help keep the body healthy and the mind sharp. But a new study on sleep patterns has suggested that a regular bedtime and wake time are just as important for heart and metabolic health among older adults too.

Researchers at Duke Health and the Duke Clinical Research Institute, in a study of 1,978 older adults, have found that people with irregular sleep patterns weighed more, had higher blood sugar, higher blood pressure, and a higher projected risk of having a heart attack or stroke within 10 years than those who slept and woke at the same times every day.

The study  was published Sept 21 in the journal Scientific Reports.

“From our study, we can’t conclude that sleep irregularity results in health risks, or whether health conditions affect sleep,” said study’s lead author Jessica Lunsford-Avery.

“Perhaps all of these things are impacting each other.”

African-Americans had the most irregular sleep patterns compared to participants who were white, Chinese-American or Hispanic, the data showed.

Still, the data suggest tracking sleep regularity could help identify people at risk of disease, and where health disparities may impact specific groups.

Irregular sleepers were also more likely to report depression and stress than regular sleepers, both of which are tied to heart health.

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