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UML affiliated Employees Association appears on top in Civil Servants’ Trade Union election

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KATHMANDU — The CPN-UML affiliated Nepal Civil Servants Employees Association has appeared as the winner in the Civil Servants’ Trade Union election held on Wednesday.

Chief Election Officer, Gita Prasad Timalsena, said the Association secured 44.39 per cent or 21,127 votes to win the election.

Likewise, Nepali Congress (NC) aligned Nepal Civil Servants Employees Union obtained 34.16 per cent or 16, 259 votes to secure the second place while CPN (Maoist Centre)’s wing Nepal National Civil Servants Employees Association garnered 10.57 per cent or 5,027 votes.

The Madhes-centric parties’ Nepal Madhesi Civil Servants Employees Forum garnered 7.48 per cent or 3,561 votes.

Of the total 55, 329 voters, 88.73 per cent or 49,095 voters cast their votes, Timalsena said, adding 1, 501 votes of the total became invalid.

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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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