We’re living longer than ever. But how many of those years will we be healthy?
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How many healthy years of life do you have ahead before you become unhealthy – and then die? One model tries to find the answer.
A controversial article in a respected academic journal recently made the argument for colonialism. Here, a man is carried by Congolese men in a photo from the early 20th centiry.
An academic article that asserted the benefits of colonialism caused an outcry and resulted in calls for its removal. A post-colonial expert explains why.
A key focus has been on strengthening primary health care to reduce demand on hospitals, but there is little evidence of progress.
New Zealand's health service provides universal and free access to health care, but inequities remain stubbornly high.
Dreaming of ways to retire.
With life expectancy stalling and austerity partly to blame, the UK must rethink its approach to retirement.
Keeping the elderly healthy may be the key to reversing the trend.
It is possible to boost life expectancy once it has stalled. One route could be to tackle a few specific ageing processes.
Older man having chest pain, which could signal a heart attack.
Women are paid 20 percent less than men in the US but live about five years longer than men. You might be surprised at the reasons that men, on average, die at a younger age.
The majority of retiring South Africans look to the state for support.
South Africa might want to consider raising its retirement age to 70 to cope with a challenge of an ageing population that's under-insured and relying on an already pressured public purse.
The autumn years are getting later.
Over the last century, life expectancy has increased by seven hours a day.
Jenny Macklin, shadow minister for families and social services, has attacked a Coalition proposal to raise the pension age.
Labor's Jenny Macklin said that under a Coalition proposal, Australia would have the highest pension age in the developed world. Is that right?
Mice can slow the wheel of ageing almost at will. Humans, not so much.
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Anti-ageing research often uses short-lived model species such as mice. But these species age in a very different way to us, so they may not tell us all that much about boosting our own lifespans.
The age profile of people living in Africa is changing - they are living longer.
The burden of communicable disease is declining in Africa and life expectancy is increasing. But non-communicable diseases like diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer are wreaking havoc.
Ready for a rainy day?
Financial reforms have given us a greater role in saving for retirement. Alas we're not very good at it.
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Some scenarios put the UK population at just under 80m by 2039. Here are the facts.
Tunisia has the highest score on the Good African Society Index.
The Good African Society Index provides a comparative measure of the quality of society in African states. Governments could use its findings to make targeted policy interventions.
The world is getting grayer, but getting older doesn’t mean what it used to.
Turning 65 in 2016 doesn't mean the same thing as hitting 65 in 1916. So why are we still using a population aging measure that was developed a century ago?
Mapping health outcomes and life expectancy against train stations reveals stark inequalities across cities.
Where you live affects your health and life expectancy. This makes it possible to map health outcomes against train stations, so that you can readily see the inequalities across cities like Melbourne.
Let’s think about our healthy ageing.
New research suggests Britons are living longer and in good mental shape – but it's not good news across the board.
Turns out we are as old as we feel - and look.
Would you want to know how long you've got left to live? Scientists are getting closer to estimating it.
West Ham: higher score.
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How Premier League teams would be arranged if table was according to their area's health.
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