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Identifying what you need in life may increase your lifespan

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A new study reports claims that if you know what you need in your life then this may help to increase your lifespan.

The study that presented in the American Heart Association’s EPI/ Lifestyle 2015 Scientific Sessions in Baltimore suggested that the people, who have a high sense of purpose in life, may live longer than other who has less.

Having a high sense of purpose in life may bring down your risk of death, heart disease and stroke, according to the study led by researchers at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai Roosevelt.

Lead study author Randy Cohen, MD, said that their study indicates there was strong relationship between having a feeling of reason in life and protection from dying or having a cardiovascular event.

The new analysis defined reason in life as a sense of meaning and direction, and a feeling that life worth living.

Previous research has linked purpose to psychological health and well-being, but the new Mount Sinai analysis found that a high sense of purpose is associated with a 23 percent reduction in death from all causes and a 19 percent reduced risk of heart attack, stroke, or the need of coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) or a cardiac stenting procedure.

The research team reviewed 10 relevant studies with the data of more than 137,000 people to analyse the impact of sense of purpose on death rates and risk of cardiovascular events. The meta-analysis also found that those with a low sense of purpose for living are more prone to die or experience cardiovascular events.

Study’s co-author Alan Rozanski, MD, added that former studies had linked a variety of psychosocial risk factors to heart disease, including negative factors, such as, anxiety and depression and positive factors, such as, optimism and social support.

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26 rhinos die in a year in CNP

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CHITWAN — Chitwan National Park (CNP) witnessed zero poaching of endangered one-horned rhinoceros in the fiscal year 2074/75. But the death of the rhinos by natural causes has increased recently, as the park has lost a total of 26 rhinos to various causes in this period.

26 rhinos died from various reasons including natural disaster in the period, according to the CNP information officer, Nurendra Aryal.

Four rhinos were killed in flood-related incidents with two caught in a marsh caused by the flooding while two were swept away by flood waters, he informed.

Fighting, delivery complications (in case of some female rhinos) and aging are other reasons behind the deaths of a noticeable number of this endangered wildlife last fiscal year. Three female rhinos succumbed to child delivery complications in this period. They died after failing to give birth to their babies.

The park however has recorded no case of rhino poaching since April 8, 2017.However, the number of rhino deaths due to other reasons was slightly up in the year compared to the previous year, according to the CNP Information Officer Aryal.

This figure is followed by 25 and 15 rhino deaths in previous two fiscal years respectively.

The natural causes led to the death of 24 rhinos in the fiscal year 2073/74 and 15 in 2072/73.

The need of a study was felt to seek potential ways for minimising the death risk among rhinos with their death toll increasing every year, CNP chief conservation officer, Bed Kumar Dhakal said. A squad from the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation has already begun a study to this end.

The CNP latest details mentioned about 605 rhinos here.

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