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Haribodhini Ekadashi being observed today

KATHMANDU — Hindus across the country are observing the Haribodhini Ekadashi, a religious ritual dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the god responsible for upkeep and sustaining life on Earth today. Devotees pay obeisance to Lord Vishnu on this day by observing fast and taking holy dips at rivers and ponds since …

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Vivaha Panchami being observed today

JANAKPUR — Sita-Ram vivaha, the Vivaha Panchami festival is being observed in Janakpurdham, the ancient capital of Janakpurdham, the capital of ancient Mithila, with much reverence Thursday. The festival is celebrated with special importance as per the description in Ramayan composed by Goswami Tulsidas by the Mithila people to commemorate …

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Gum disease bacteria linked to esophageal cancer

KATHMANDU — At least three types of bacteria in the mouths may heighten or lower their risk of developing esophageal cancer, Researchers at NYU Langone Health’s Perlmutter Cancer Center have reported. The study, publishing online Dec 1 in the journal Cancer Research, tracked the oral health of 122,000 Americans for …

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President extends best wishes on Udhauli

KATHMANDU — President Bidya Devi Bhandari has extended best wishes on the occasion of Udhauli festival Sunday. In her message on the occasion of the great festival of the Kirant people, Udhauli, President Bhandari wished the Kiranti brothers and sisters at home and abroad peace, prosperity and good health while …

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Marriage lowers dementia risk in old age

KATHMANDU — A new research review has suggested that getting marriage or people who get and stay married significantly lowers the risk of mental decline in old age. Lifelong singletons and widowers are at higher risk of developing the disease, the findings published online in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery …

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Stress during pregnancy affects baby’s size

WASHINGTON — Stress during pregnancy affects the size of the new born baby, a new study by the University of New Mexico has found which suggests babies are physically affected by the stress level of their mother during pregnancy. Scientists have discovered that stress speeds up growth at the start …

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Regular exercise, coconut oil control high BP

KATHMANDU — Regular exercises and consuming coconut oil every day may control high blood pressure, suggests a new study. According to a report published in the journal Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, a combination of daily coconut oil intake and exercise brings about the lessening of pulse and brings it …

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