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Short Takes 10% of 60- year- olds defy hair- greying

- London, Oct. 1 IANS London, Oct 1 —

N early one in 10 people over 60 is “naturally blessed” to have not a single grey hair on their head, says a new research conducted in more than 20 countries. Researcher­s at cosmetics giant L’Oreal analysed the natural hair colour of more than 4,000 men and women of different ages and ethnic background­s from more than 20 countries, including Britain, the Daily Express reported. The study was to establish the global picture about when people go grey. It found that among 45 to 65- year- olds, 74 per cent had some grey hair, covering an average of 27 per cent of their head. The proportion of people with grey hair rose with age. In those aged 56 to 60, 86 per cent had some grey hair, with almost a third of their head having been covered. But not everyone in their 60s had grey hair. Researcher­s found that 91 per cent of 61 to 65- year- olds have, on average, 40 per cent of their hair going grey. But the rest are seemingly defying the greying process, the daily said. More men ( 78 per cent) have grey hair than women ( 71 per cent). E ric Hobsbawm, one of the most eminent British historians who closely followed the fluctuatin­g fortunes of the Left movement in India and influenced many Indian scholars over decades, died here today at the age of 95. He died in the early hours of the morning in the Royal Free Hospital, where he was being treated for pneumonia. Hobsbawm won critical acclaim with a four- volume history of Europe in the 19th and 20th centuries, which was translated into 40 languages. Born into a Jewish family at Alexandria, Egypt, in the year of the Russian Revolution, 1917, he grew up in Vienna and Berlin before moving to London as a teenager in . He joined the Communist party aged 14, and went on to be closely associated with Britain’s left- wing Labour party, over which he was seen to have a strong influence in the 1980s and 1990s. Hobsbawm last visited India in 2005, when he met several people, including CPI( M) leaders. — Reuters, PTI

Historian Eric Hobsbawm dies at 95

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— AP Moon spectacle: A full moon over downtown Joplin, Missouri, displays a ring early on Sunday. According to the US National Weather Service in Springfiel­d, the “Moon Ring” or “Moon Dog” is a rare event and happens when high clouds made of ice crystals...
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