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Morcha cadres picket Mahottari District Administration Office

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MAHOTTARI — Agitating cadres of United Democratic Madhesi Front have picketed District Administration Office, Mahottari since early Monday morning.

Jaleshwor, the district headquarters of Mahottari district has remained tense because of the protest since the morning. Clashes have erupted on Monday after police tried to clear obstruction by cadres of UDMF.

The works at the office has been halted following protest by UDMF cadres forcing service seekers to return.

UDMF cadres had also barricaded the road to District Administration Office by placing cement pipes on the road.

Meanwhile, a 10-year-old boy Amit Chaudhary of Jaleshwor-4, who was returning home from the school, got injured in the clash. He received cut in his head and is being treated at Jaleshwor Hospital.

Marketplaces in Matihani, Gaushala, Samsi, Ramgopalpur, Pipara among others have remained closed today.

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Regular bedtime beneficial for heart and metabolic health among older adults

Raghu Kshitiz

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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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