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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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Scooter rider succumbs to injury in road accident in Kathmandu

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KATHMANDU- A scooter rider succumbed to injury he sustained when his scooter collided with a pick-up van at Tilingatar in Kathmandu today morning.

The deceased has been identified as Anil Shrestha, 17, of Ramechhap district currently staying at Basundhara in Kathmandu, according to Metropolitan Traffic Police Division (MTPD).

MTPD Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Basanta Panta shared that Shrestha who was riding towards Gongabu from Basundhara riding scooter (Ba 97 Pa 7836) hit the pick-up van (Ba 14 Cha 6848) resulting in a serious injury to him.

Shrestha was rushed to the Tribhuvan Teaching Hospital at Maharajgunj where he breathes his last during the treatment, informed SSP Panta, adding that the pillion rider, Shrestha’s mother was also hurt in the incident.

Police have arrested the pick-up driver and impounded the vehicle.

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