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Three die of unidentified ailment in Udayapur

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UDAYAPUR — At least three persons have been died of unidentified disease in Hardeni VDC, situated at the western hilly area of the Udayapur district in recent in 10 days.

The deceased have been identified as Sabina Nepali, 30, of Hardeni – 2, Bhim Kumar Nepali, 18, and Ganga Bahadur Pariyar, 55.

The unheard of disease started spreading from May 23, and in 10 days three persons have died, a local teacher, Nabin Karki said.

The symptoms of the mysterious illness starts from swelling in the throat creating difficulties in respiration followed with swelling of the entire body after which the patients die within three to five days, said Krishna Prasad Khatri, a local of the area.

District Health Office Udayapur Information Official, Duniyala Yadav, confirmed the death of three persons due to the unidentified illness.

Two of them had died in course of treatment at the BP Institute of Health Sciences in Dharan while one died at Katari Hospital, Yadav said.

A team of two doctors and five health workers were sent to Hardeni area from District Hospital Udayapur for studying the mysterious and deadly disease which has gripped the entire village in fear.

Nirmala Rai of Hardeni – 2 was sent to Kathmandu after falling ill from the same disease. With more villagers getting infected, the disease is sending serious alarm bells.

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Sleeping in on weekends may help live longer

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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.

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