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January 31, 2010

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BBC, UK - Almost three-quarters of people support assisted suicide for someone who is terminally ill, a BBC poll suggests. However if the illness is painful and incurable, but not fatal, then backing falls to slightly under half.. . .


Guardian, UK- People in their 70s who are classed as overweight live longer than those thought to be a healthy weight, researchers say. While people who are moderately overweight seem to live the longest, being very overweight or being underweight is linked to the worst impact on people's lifespan. . . Researchers have looked at nearly 10,000 Australians aged between 70 and 75. Over 10 years, the people least likely to die were those classed as overweight, based on their BMI. People with a supposedly healthy BMI were slightly more at risk of dying during the study, with the most at risk being the underweight and the obese. . .


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