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Don't lay off disabled employees: DoPT to govt depts

No government entity shall dispense with the services of an employee who acquires a disability during the course of service or deny promotion on these grounds, the Centre said on Friday.

Men twice as likely as women to die after hip fracture

Men are the "weaker sex" in terms of death and disability caused by osteoporosis as their bone health is simply being ignored by the healthcare systems, shows a study.

75% of people with mental illness live with high level of disability

A new study on Wednesday said that seventy-five percent of people with mental illness live with "high level of disability''.

Oscar Pistorius could get `separate accommodation` in prison
Oscar Pistorius could get `separate accommodation` in prison

South Africa`s department of correctional services on Thursday said disabled prisoners could be entitled to separate accommodation, in a statement released as the verdict was delivered in Oscar Pistorius`s murder trial.

Delhi youth suffers disability, gets 34 lakh compensation

A youth, who was hit by a rashly driven truck in 2012 and suffered 85 per cent permanent disability due to amputation of his right leg, has been awarded a compensation of over Rs 34 lakh by a motor accident claims tribunal (MACT) here.

People with mobility impairment have high smoking rate: Study

A new study has revealed that people with mobility impairments under age 65 are more prone to smoking.

`Double amputee` Pistorius has been greatly affected by his disability

A sports doctor told Paralympic runner Oscar Pistorius murder trial that the double amputee has been greatly affected by his disability.

Older people can enhance quality of life with just 20 mins walk every day

A new study has revealed that older people can increase their quality of life with just little mobility, that could include 20 minutes walk per day.

Crossed 60? Don`t sit idle to avoid disability

If you have crossed 60, then every hour you spend sitting can increase the chances of disability, says a study.

Each extra hour of sitting after 60 doubles disability risk

No matter how much moderate exercise you get, a new study suggest that if you`re 60 and older, every additional hour a day you spend sitting is linked to doubling the risk of being disabled.

Defence Ministry withdraws order on legal battles of ex-servicemen

Defence Ministry has withdrawn its order which suggested that ex-servicemen, who challenge government on pension and disability matters, will have to fight legal battles all way up to Supreme Court.

Perceived control reduces mortality risk only for lower educated people

Researchers have found that adults without college degrees live longer if they feel like they`re in control of their lives and those who feel little control are three times as likely to die.

Disability no bar for their art expression

Mandeep Singh Manu suffers from cerebral palsy while Ajay Kumar Behera is mentally retarded, but their disabilities haven`t crippled their enthusiasm for life.

International Day of People with Disability: Let’s celebrate ability!

The International Day of People with Disability is observed to celebrate people across the world who are living with any kind of disability.

Alcohol use can lead to death, disability

Researchers have shown that alcohol abuse severely impacts health of addicts and has significant risks and minimum benefits.

Indian-origin rapist jailed for 18 years in Australia

A 31-year-old Indian-origin man has been sentenced by a Australian court to 18 years of imprisonment for sexually abusing three wheel-chair borne women in his care.

Reserve three percent govt jobs for disabled: SC to Centre, states

The Supreme Court directed the Centre and state governments to provide three percent job reservation to disabled persons in their departments, companies and PSUs.

Physical inactivity, poor diet and smoking linked to disability in seniors

An unhealthy lifestyle characterised by physical inactivity, unhealthy diet, and smoking, is associated with a greater hazard of disability in individuals more than 65 years old.

Old people likelier to be disabled near end of life

People, who live to an older age, are more likely to suffer from disability near the end of life and require assistance of a caregiver to complete the activities of daily living.

People with a disability likelier to be obese

Adults with a disability are more likely to be obese or extremely obese, according to a study.