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?
There are several 'gendered risks' in assisted suicide that challenge the idea that women will always be acting autonomously.
A new study claims to settle the dispute.
There are plenty of studies, but drawing conclusions from them is not that straightforward.
Study investigates whether a decrease in serious childhood disease could be extending human lifespan.
What are the oldest living animals on the planet?
Britain's longest-reigning monarch has seen a big rise in life expectancy since her birth in 1926.
You can't do much about the genes you're dealt, but the BELFAST study of nonagenarians shows that you can live a long and healthy life if you play your cards well.
Prehistoric grandmothers helping out with the kids may have led to a surplus of older men competing for a comparatively small number of young, fertile women. Could this have created long-term couples?