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Left alliance for prosperity and stability : Maoist Center Chair Dahal

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CHITWAN — The CPN (Maoist Centre) chair and former Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that the left alliance was for political stability and to form a single communist centre in the sountry.

Addressing an election programme jointly organized by the Young Communist League Nepal (YCL) and Youth Association Nepal in Chitwan-3, chair Dahal who is contesting polls from the same constituency to the House of Representatives said that youths will get employment after left parties formed government in the country.

Former Prime Minister Dahal shared that the past governments led by then PM duo Manmohan Adhikari and KP Sharma Oli and Dahal himself had done some notable works in the past.

He added that the communist led government having a clear majority only can address the genuine issues of the country facing these days by commoners.

Chairman Dahal opined for making the youths capable and self motivated for some creative works.

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Regular bedtime beneficial for heart and metabolic health among older adults

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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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