More than 1,000 people died as a result of drugs in Scotland last year.
There were an extra 623,000 deaths in the UK in the year to mid-2018 – an increase of 3%.
The UN's new global population projections include some surprises – in particular, that the global population in 2100 will be 3% less than they projected in 2017.
All around the world, women are living longer than men. While women are born with some early advantages, there are lifestyle factors that men can modify to improve their lot.
At the beginning of the 1980s, homicides were relatively rare in Venezuela. Now, it's one of the most dangerous countries in Latin America.
Data suggest that people are living many years in poor health in Africa.
An international comparison of life expectancy rates has raised alarm bells for the UK.
Some philosophers believe that a very long life could easily become boring.
First study to look at lifetime alcohol consumption and cancer risk. Here's what it found.
Mothers are dying prematurely after their children are taken into foster care.
The UK government is shockingly apathetic about the fast rise in mortality in England and Wales.
Life expectancy has fallen for the second time in two years. That's not supposed to happen in a rich country like the US.
Life expectancy has been steadily improving in the UK for 110 years. Until now.
A new study has found bodyweight exercises you can do at home are just as good as a gym workout.
Nearly one-fifth of US GDP is spent on health care. Where does all of that money go?
Australians can't tell which private hospital is safer then the next because the data isn't publicly available. It's time that changed.
Pedal to the office and your risk of an early death drop by over 40%.
The health of our pensions can ebb and flow with mortality rates, and the latest data has delivered a shock.
Our new meta-analysis, which pooled results from 65 studies, looked at health-care spending by both the private and public sectors including preventive and curative care.
Older people in nursing homes or aged care facilities are often locked up "for their own safety", which new research says isn't usually needed.