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Health benefits of drinking beer

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KATHMANDU — Beer contains the majority of the minerals we have to survive. It was an indispensible of many diets during the European Middle Ages, when good nutrition was rare.

Virginia Tech scientists found that regular, moderate beer drinkers were 19% less likely to die during a given time period than people who never touch a drop.

A key ingredient found in beer may help ward off cold and flu virus. Researchers at Sapporo Medical University found that humulone, a chemical compound in hops, were effective against the respiratory syncytial (RS) virus and were found to have an anti-inflammatory effect.

A study in the New England Journal of Medicine found that women who had one alcoholic drink a day were less likely to find their mental faculties declining as they grow older.

Researchers pointed out that alcohol raises HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol), which is associated with a lower risk of heart disease and better cognitive functioning. Drinking just one pint of beer is enough to boost the condition of the blood vessels around the heart. Arteries become more flexible and blood flow improves within hours, the report said.

Likewise, a study published in American Journal of Epidemiology found that ‘beer consumption was inversely associated with risk of kidney stones (in middle aged men). Each bottle of beer consumed per day was estimated to reduce risk by 40 percent.’

Drinking beer after a workout rehydrates the body better than water. Professor Manuel Garzon at Granada University in Spain claimed the carbonation in beer helps to quench the thirst and that its carbohydrate content can help replace lost calories.

According to a study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, beer protects bone-mineral density because of its high levels of silicon. This allows the deposit of calcium and other minerals into bone tissue.

Researchers have reported that the part of hops that isn’t used for making beer contains healthful antioxidants and could be used to battle cavities and gum disease.

In a new study, they have claimed to have identified some of the substances that could be responsible for these healthful effects.

Yoshihisa Tanaka and colleagues note that their earlier research found that antioxidant polyphenols, contained in the hop leaves (called bracts) could help fight cavities and gum disease.

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One Nepali dies another severely injured in Maryland gun shooting

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One Nepali had died and another severly injured injured in a gun shooting incident at a drugstore distribution center in Maryland, USA on Thursday.

The deceased has been identified as Brinda Giri, 41 from Baltimore — originally from Kaski and maternal home in Parbat,Nepal, according to Harry Bhandari,a Democratic candidate for state delegate from District 8 and a teacher with Baltimore City Schools.

Giri, a mother of two had recently moved to the US from Nepal to meet her husband who has been living there for 10 years.

Bhandari,who is a community leader and candidate for state delegate, said that another Nepali Purna Acharya is badly injured in the incident.

Acharya is being treated at a local hospital reads the press release by Police.

The shooting took place at Rite Aid distribution center in Aberdeen, 35 miles North-East from Baltimore. Isnochiya Moajli, 26, a co-worker said bullets were fired at local time 9 PM. The shooter shot others and himself at last.

Police rushed injured Giri to a hospital, where she died.

Three Americans have also died in the incident.

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