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Many college-goers have disturbed sleep: Study
New Delhi : Thirty-four percent of females and 15.7 percent of college-going students suffer from disturbed sleep, a study has revealed ahead of World Sleep Day on March 18.
 
According to the study conducted by Cosmos Institute of Mental Health and Behavioural Sciences (CIMBS) in Delhi, students with sleep disturbances were also at higher risk of depression, anxiety, emotional and behavioural disturbances as well as alcohol and drug abuse.
 
"Psychiatrists from across the city are seeing a new trend of sleep disorder amongst children and adolescents and youth, in which the individual sleeps late at night and wakes up late in the morning, leading to Phase Delayed Sleep Disorder," said CIMBS director Sunil Mittal.
 
He said most of the sleep disorders were preventable or treatable, and stressed the importance of consulting a qualified sleep specialist or psychiatrist for help, rather than self-medicating oneself.
 
According to medical science, insomnia (inability to sleep) alone affects 8-10 percent of the general population and may lead to increased risk of hypertension, diabetes mellitus, headache, immune deficiency, anxiety, depression, memory problems, road traffic accidents and decreased work performance.
 
Rajesh Kumar, consultant psychiatrist at CIMBS and member of the World Association of Sleep Medicine, said in the study that there was a need for early detection of childhood anxiety, depression and other emotional problems which can help in the prevention of sleep disturbances like Phase Delayed Sleep Disorder in various age group. 
 
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German Bakery blast: Baig's death sentence commuted to life term
Mumbai : The Bombay High Court on Thursday commuted, to a life term, the death sentence to Mirza Himayat Baig after his conviction for the February 13, 2010 Pune German Bakery blast which killed 17 people, including foreigners, his lawyer said.
 
"Baig has been totally absolved of all charges including conspiracy, murder, attempt to murder and other serious charges pertaining to the German Bakery blast," said his lawyer Abdul Rehman.
 
"He has only been convicted under the Explosives Act and given a life sentence. This is the first step only - we plan to appeal this and we are confident he will come clear from this too," he added.
 
Around 7 p.m. on the day, a powerful blast ripped through the popular eatery near the Osho Ashram in the fashionable Koregaon Park area and much frequented by the young crowd.
 
Among the 17 killed were an Italian woman, an Iranian and two Sudanese students.
 
Another 60 patrons were injured in the blast, including 12 foreigners while the eatery subsequently reopened briefly and shut down.
 
A Pune sessions court had in April 18, 2013 awarded the death penalty to the sole accused, Indian Mujahiddeen operative Baig, against which he had appealed before the Bombay High Court.
 
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Surat, Rajkot among cleanest railway stations: Survey
New Delhi : Surat and Rajkot in Gujarat are among the 10 cleanest railway stations in India, according to a survey report released here on Thursday by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu.
 
The survey was undertaken by the Railways in line with the announcement made in the budget 2016, an official said.
 
"The survey was conducted through interviews with respondents on the questions of cleanliness indicators in 407 railway stations across 16 zonal railways," an official statement said.
 
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