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.
New Zealand's health service provides universal and free access to health care, but inequities remain stubbornly high.
With life expectancy stalling and austerity partly to blame, the UK must rethink its approach to retirement.
It is possible to boost life expectancy once it has stalled. One route could be to tackle a few specific ageing processes.
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.
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.
Over the last century, life expectancy has increased by seven hours a day.
Labor's Jenny Macklin said that under a Coalition proposal, Australia would have the highest pension age in the developed world. Is that right?
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 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.