BHAKTAPUR — Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Ananda Pokharel and Nepal Workers and Peasants’ Party (NWPP) Chairman, Narayanman Bijukche, today jointly launched the reconstruction work in Bhatkapur city.
As a part of the Heritage Reconstruction National Program the government started from this day, foundation stones were laid for reconstruction of the Lyaku Dwaka (entrance gate to Durbar Square) and Silu Mahadev temple (Fasidega).
At the program, Minister Pokharel said that 800,000 houses were damaged during the devastating earthquake, and that government was expediting the reconstruction work.
NWPP Chair Bijukchhe said the reconstruction work cannot be handed over to the construction contractors, and work should be dealt with through Consumer Committee.
The cost for reconstructing Fasidega is estimated at Rs 55 million and Lyaku Dwaka at Rs 3.398 million.
Sleeping in on weekends may help live longer
Sleep deprivation has been found to have numerous negative effects on a person’s health. But the new study has shown that sleeping more on the weekend might help ease health problems associated with not getting enough during the week, and even reduce the risk of an early death.
The study, published in Journal of Sleep Research by scientists from Sweden and the United States, suggested that the negative effects of a few nights of short sleep could be counteracted by staying in bed over the weekend.
The from the Stress Research Institute (SRI) at Stockholm University and the Karolinska Institute discovered that people below 65 years old who slept less than five hours on weekends had a higher risk of early death after examining medical and lifestyle data from more than 43,000 adults, following them for a period of 13 years.
For people who slept for less than five hours throughout the week but slept longer on the weekends for about nine hours, there was no increase in mortality risk. But, for people who consistently slept for less than five hours through the whole week, the mortality risk is higher.
Torbjorn Akerstedt, one of the authors of the research and a clinical neuroscience professor from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden, said that the findings were consistent with previous studies on the link between sleep duration and mortality.
However, those previous studies only focused on sleep during weekdays.
“The results imply that short sleep is not a risk factor for mortality if it is combined with a medium or long weekend sleep,” the researchers wrote in the study.Follow @gorkhapost