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Russian doctor punches patient to death

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MOSCOW — A shocking CCTV footage shows a Russian doctor punching a patient to death in a hospital.

According to the Telegraph report, the patient, identified as 56-year-old Tevgeny Bakhtin, kicked a nurse earlier in the day, so when Zelendinov confronts him, he demands, “Why did you touch the nurse?”

Russia has opened an investigation against the doctor following the video where he was captured punching a patient to death in hospital.

According to the Belgorod’s investigative committee’s statement on Saturday the incident took place on December 29.

The doctor has been identified as Ilya Zelendinov, a surgeon at the hospital. The doctor has been booked for causing death due to negligence. He has been sacked and asked not to leave the city without a prior permission form the authorities.

Investigators said there was “no grounds to say that the doctor wanted to murder the patient,” so he’s only suspected of causing death through negligence.

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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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