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LHC orders replacement of words like ‘blind’, ‘deaf’ for disabled people

LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday ordered to replace words like "blind", "deaf" and "mentally retarded" for persons with disability from Constitution and other legal documents, ARY News reported. Hearing a plea seeking removal of such terms for physically or mentally challenged people in law, Chief Justice LHC Justice Mansoor Ali Shah ordered that words like blind, deaf, dumb, crippled, physically handicapped and mentally retarded should be replaced with special Read More: UN slams ‘shocking’ killing of disabled…

Exercise may reduce disability even in frail elders: study

NEW YORK: Sedentary older adults who start exercising may not reduce their risk of becoming frail, but they may experience less disability, a new study suggests. Researchers randomly assigned 1,635 adults ages 70 to 89 to participate either in a structured exercise program or in health education workshops. The exercisers did up to 150 minutes a week of walking and activities to improve strength, balance and flexibility. After two years, people who weren’t frail at the start of the study were no less likely to become…