Life expectancy has more than doubled in the last two centuries. How much more can it increase?
Rates of elective surgery are rising most among those aged over 85, due to advances in anaesthesia and techniques such as keyhole surgery. But it's also much riskier.
Zebrafish study could have implications for human fertilisation technology.
Older. More suburban. Less fertile. More diverse. This year, Americans grappled with some major shifts in the demographic landscape.
Data suggest that people are living many years in poor health in Africa.
Long read: How nature is fighting our attempts to use biohacking to live forever.
Former prime minister Paul Keating wants to divert an extra 2-3% of our salaries to 'longevity insurance'. It's what the pension was meant to be for.
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 pension age won't climb to 70 after all. What was it all about?
An ageing population doesn't have to be an economic burden.
Deaths of chess players led to alarm the game could cause fatal stress. Some researchers have tested that theory.
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.