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Morcha cadres vandalize bus in Saptari

Gorkha Post

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SAPTARI — Cadres of the United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) vandalized a bus here this morning.

The UDMF cadres vandalized a passenger bus (Na 5 Kha 282) in Panchkilo along the Rajbiraj-Rupani road section which was heading towards Kathmandu from Rajbiraj.

The transport driver, Mahendra Yadav of Sarswar-5, Saptari area, has been harmed in the episode, as per the District Police Office, Saptari. The windscreen of the bus was also broken during the attack.

Injured driver Yadav is undergoing treatment at the Gajendra Narayan Singh Sagarmatha Zonal Hospital, Rajbiraj.

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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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