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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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Govt, transport entrepreneurs strike eight-point agreement

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KATHMANDU — The government and agitating transport entrepreneurs have stroked an eight-point agreement on Friday.

The government has also agreed to amend provisions of the new Criminal Code as demanded by the transport entrepreneurs.

With the agreement, the agitating transport entrepreneurs have called off their protest programs after the government agreed to address their demands.

Tanker transport entrepreneurs had been staging protest since Tuesday against provisions in the penal code, including 10-year imprisonment for accidents and life imprisonment for causing death.

Following the agreement, the ongoing fuel supply crisis is now expected to end.

The entire country has been facing short of fuel due to the disruption of fuel supply after tanker drivers went on a strike to press for their demands.

Earlier today, after nation wide fuel shortage, the Nepal Oil Corporation has decided to start rationing of fuel citing depleting stock due to inadequate supply of petroleum products.

According to the NOC, a two-wheeler will be allowed to purchase 5 liters of petrol and light four-wheeler vehicle will be allowed to purchase 15 liters of petrol.

Likwise, the state oil monopoly has urged the petrol pumps to sell maximum 50 liters diesel to short-route vehicles and maximum 100 liters to long-route vehicles.

The NOC has also urged the fuel stations to prioritise ambulances, school buses and government vehicles while selling the fuel.

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