A look at key data shows that the world is much better off today than ever before in history.
Data suggest that people are living many years in poor health in Africa.
The leading causes of death in sub-Saharan Africa for adults 15 to 49 years were AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, maternal disorders, and road injuries.
Most researchers use the UN's Human Development Index to measure each country's progress, but that system has flaws. A new, simplified index aims to do it better.
Modern healthcare may be helping us live longer, but hunter-gatherers point to a less expensive option.
A person in the US can expect to live an average of 78.8 years. But that number can change by decades depending on the community they come from.
The age of the US is increasing, and with it, new expectations of health and happiness. Is the US prepared for the wave of baby boomers who will live long and want to be as healthy as they do?
An international comparison of life expectancy rates has raised alarm bells for the UK.
Based on his age in 'dog years,' could your animal pal legally buy alcohol? Or would he be cashing in on his senior discount? Veterinarians are more interested in life stage than a particular number.
There are many indications that old age is at its limits.
Deaths of chess players led to alarm the game could cause fatal stress. Some researchers have tested that theory.
The presidents of the University of Michigan, the University of Oregon and The Ohio State University offer three ways to judge the value of a college education.
Drinking one unit of alcohol reduces your life expectancy by 15 to 30 minutes.
The UK government is shockingly apathetic about the fast rise in mortality in England and Wales.
The audio version of a long read on stalling life expectancy in the UK.
Life expectancy has fallen for the second time in two years. That's not supposed to happen in a rich country like the US.
More and more people are living to 100, but in some regions of the world there's more of them – what does this tell us?
Life expectancy has been steadily improving in the UK for 110 years. Until now.
How many healthy years of life do you have ahead before you become unhealthy – and then die? One model tries to find the answer.
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.