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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…

Afghan elders killed in suicide attack on meeting

JALALABAD: A suicide bomber killed at least four people and wounded seven at a meeting of tribal elders on Monday in the eastern province of Nangarhar, Afghan officials said, blaming Islamic State militants for the attack. Attaullah Khogyani, spokesman for the governor of Nangarhar, the main stronghold of Islamic State in Afghanistan, said the meeting of elders had been called to settle a dispute when the bomber struck. "Elders from Pachiragam district had gathered in Jalalabad city at a house to resolve their…