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The older we get, the greater our likelihood of dying. Or at least that's what we thought. New research suggests mortality rates level off after we turn 105, and that no upper limit exists for the human lifespan. It's an extraordinary conclusion - one that's not going over very well with other ageing researchers.

Over two billion people around the world are now affected by weight problems, according to new research published today in The New England Journal of Medicine. At the same time, more people are dying from weight-related health conditions than ever before -- a development the authors are describing as a "growing and disturbing global public health crisis".

There's been a lot of finger-wagging of late about the health risks associated with sitting at a desk all day, or binge-watching our favourite TV shows. Now couch potatoes can rejoice because a new study has found that just an hour of moderate activity a day wipes out all the negative impacts of sedentary behaviour -- contrary to some prior studies claiming exercise didn't help much at all.

An analysis by Tufts University researchers has failed to find a link between butter consumption and cardiovascular disease. And hallelujah to that -- the ongoing hysteria against butter can now finally come to an end.