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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…

Pakistan Railways announces to reduce fares on specific trains

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Railways on Tuesday announced to reduce its fares on main Line-1. The Pakistan Railways has issued its new fare schedule on directives of Federal Minister for Railways Saad Rafique. According to the fare schedule, 50 percent reduction has been made in fares of trains starting their journey from Peshawar including Khyber Mail, Jaffar Express and Awam Express. Besides, fares have also been slashed for Tezgam and rail-cars. The new fares would be implemented from next month. Read More: Federal…

Being active may reduce risk of chronic low back pain

CALIFORNIA: Regularly engaging in physical activity, from walking to intense exercise, may help to reduce the risk of chronic low back pain by as much as 16 percent, according to a new review of previous studies. In the past, it hasn’t been clear whether physical activity staves off low back pain, or people without back pain are more likely to be active, the researchers write in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. To help determine which comes first, the review team analyzed data from 36 studies that followed nearly…

Murad urges KE to improve system, reduce load-shedding

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Tuesday said that K-Electric should improve its system for smooth power supply during the on-going sweltering weather. “Prolonged power outages greatly trouble Karachiites, particularly those living in apartments and small houses,” he said while holding a meeting with KE management comprising Chairman KE Waqar Siddiqui, CEO Tayyab Tareen, Director External Asmar Naeem and Chief Marketing Fakhar Ahmed. Principal Secretary to CM Sohail Rajput, Secretary Energy Agha…

You can now buy iPhone 5s for just Rs 15,000…but where?

NEW DELHI: There is good news for all iPhone lovers. The price of iphone 5s will be reduced to a record low. But there is a bad news too, those who don’t live in India won’t be able to avail this offer. Apple has decided to further expand its reach in Indian smartphone market and hence moved to reduce the price of its iPhone 5s at an unimaginative price. A report in the Economic Times said that Apple “will likely price the four-year-old iPhone 5s around Rs 15,000 apiece as part of an online-exclusive retailing…