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Get bitten by book-worm! It helps you to live longer

Updated: Aug 07, 2016 11:34 IST      
Get bitten by book-worm! It helps you to live longer

London, Aug. 7 (ANI): A new study says, along with increasing your knowledge, reading is also linked to your life span.

Using a data of 3,635 people over 50, the researchers found that people who read almost three and a half hour per day were 17 per cent less likely to die over 12 years of follow-up and those who read more than that were 23 per cent less likely to die, reports the Independent.

Book readers live an average of almost two years longer than those who do not read at all.

Researcher Becca R. Levy from Yale University was quoted, saying, "People who report as little as a half-hour a day of book reading had a significant survival advantage over those who did not read."

Though the reason for why people who read more appear to live longer was not explained in the abstract version of the report, multiple studies show that literacy levels can affect several aspects of a person's life, from economic well-being to family circumstances and mental health.

A recent study found that children who had access to books were able to expect a higher adult income than those who grew up with few or none at all.

"The returns to education for individuals in such households (with less than a shelf of books) were much lower than for the luckier ones who had more direct access to books," study author Guglielmo Wiber said.

"In this sense we claim that books - like diamonds - are forever," he added. (ANI)

LFW 2017: Designers bring variety of fashion nuances on Day 4

Updated: Aug 19, 2017 18:58 IST     

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [Mumbai], August 19 (ANI): Making a strong fashion statement with his new colour forecast, Ujjawal Dubey for his label Antar Agni at Lakme Fashion Week Winter/festive 2017 unveiled his 'Disobedient' collection for men's and women's wear.

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Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], August 19 (ANI): The excitement of Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2017 saw a continued stir on Day Four at Johnnie Walker - The Journey show.

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Eat according to blood type to keep yourself healthy

Updated: Aug 19, 2017 14:33 IST     

New Delhi [India], August 19 (ANI): Various studies indicate that blood group is the main genetic factor that affects the health and well-being to a large extent.

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Celebrate World Photo Day on Facebook

Updated: Aug 19, 2017 14:23 IST     

New Delhi [India], August 19 (ANI): To commemorate World Photo Day- a moment dedicated to celebrating and inspiring the art of photography- Facebook has reminded its users how to use the platform to be part of the global event.

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Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], August 19 (ANI): Bollywood stars got in action on Day three of the ongoing Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2017 with Shraddha Kapoor, Preity Zinta, Kalki Koechlin, Radhika Apte and Esha Gupta gracefully sashaying down the runway.

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New Delhi [India], Aug 19 (ANI): Are you on a look out for live music, peaceful vibes, great bites and artful pop-ups this weekend?

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New Delhi [India], Aug 19 (ANI): From Kashmir to Kanyakumari, India abounds in picturesque places to visit and admire.

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Washington D.C. [USA], Aug 19 (ANI): Would-be-mothers, please take note! Women who experience hypertension during pregnancy face an increased risk of heart disease and hypertension later in life, reveals a new study.

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Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], August 18 (ANI): There was a strong, social, cultural and environmental message from Urvashi Joneja's 'Concrete' collection at Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2017.

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Only clean washroom can keep germs at bay

Updated: Aug 18, 2017 17:55 IST     

New Delhi [India], August 18 (ANI): Gone are the days when people were complacent with a small washroom equipped with little functionality.

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LFW 2017 Day 2 witnesses 'Restart Fashion'

Updated: Aug 18, 2017 16:49 IST     

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], August 18 (ANI): What happens to all the old clothes that are discarded by the fashion-conscious people? Are they just waste or can they be used with inventive ideas?

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LFW 2017: Anavila's fashionable 'blur' ends day 2 with style

Updated: Aug 18, 2017 15:07 IST     

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], August 18 (ANI): Moving a few fashionable notches away from her comfort zone of muted hues, Anavila showcased her latest collection 'Blur' at Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2017 where she redefined the use of the colour black for the first time.

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Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], August 18 (ANI): Day Two at Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2017 has always been reserved for Sustainable Fashion and this season five Master Craftsmen of Paramparik Karigar were paired with five talented young designers for the opening show, 'Craft Is Cool'.

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Washington D.C. [USA], Aug 18 (ANI): A new study has found that transgender adolescents are more than two times likelier to engage in substance use in their lifetimes than their non-transgender peers.

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Breakup or no breakup: When Sophie's choice hits

Updated: Aug 18, 2017 11:17 IST     

Washington D.C. [USA], Aug 18 (ANI): Knowing whether to stay in or leave a romantic relationship is often an agonizing experience, but now a team of researchers has shed some light that may help couples' well-being whatever decision is made.

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Children avoid eye contact when anxious: Study

Updated: Aug 18, 2017 07:18 IST     

Washington D.C. [USA], Aug 18 (ANI): A study recently revealed that children, aged nine to 13, pay close attention to potentially threatening information and avoid eye contact when anxious.

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Washington D.C. [USA], Aug 17 (ANI): Attention people, your first and only preference should be clean drinking water, as a study has warned that cloudy drinking water is linked to increased cases of gastrointestinal illness.

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Cholesterol crystals up risk of heart attack: Study

Updated: Aug 18, 2017 07:18 IST     

Washington D.C. [USA], Aug 18 (ANI): A study has warned that cholesterol crystals may increase the risk of heart attack.

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New Delhi [India], August 17 (ANI): 13-year-old Chahek Ladhani is one of the youngest Indians to represent the country in the 18th edition of Cracovia Danza festival in Krakow, Poland. Chahek and ten other students of 'Alkananda Institute of Performing arts' had participated alongside participants from 45 countries showcasing their culture.

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Food lovers, head to Cha Bar for its latest offerings!

Updated: Aug 17, 2017 18:30 IST     

New Delhi [India], August 17 (ANI): Cha Bar, Delhi's most popular and frequented Tea Cafe has introduced its latest offerings, extending it's much loved menu.

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