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Nepal out of WC qualifiers with goalless draw against India

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KATHMANDU —

Nepal’s hopes of reaching the second round of the qualifying match for the World Cup 2018 and Asia Cup in 2019 ended after the team played a goalless draw against India today.

With today’s draw taking after the March 12 2-0 loss with India, Nepal lost their opportunities to go to Russia in 2018 and to the UAE the next year.

Although Nepal got several chances at scoring, the team missed the chances regarding in the completing front.

India has entered the second round of the qualifiers.

In front of the huge crowd, the Nepali players made some great moves in both the halves and succeeded in holding the India under pressure but failed to score and keep Nepal’s hope alive.

The match started at 3:30 NST at the Dasarath Stadium in Kathmandu.

India has defeated Nepal 2-0 in the first match between the neighboring countries that was hosted by India at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium on March 12.

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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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