The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is reducing life expectancy, decreasing birth rates and slowing down immigration. These changes may produce concerning trends in populations globally.
Black Americans have worse health outcomes by many measures. To draw attention to that fact, the CDC and communities across the country have called racism a public health threat.
Prince Philip died at 99. Living to such a ripe old age isn’t unusual for UK royals. Nor is it surprising, argues an expert on aging and longevity.
Hundreds of thousands more people died between 2010-11 and 2017-18 than anticipated. Austerity could have something to do with it
Public health recommendations have always been a hard sell. Resistance to new behaviors – like the mask-wearing and social distancing advised during the COVID-19 pandemic – is part of human nature.
The app’s predictions may only work if we’re willing to make life changes.
For people who worked manual jobs (such as electricians or carers), this number was even lower.
Instead of isolating and excluding older Australians, communities that are designed to embrace the growing numbers of Australians over 65 will have all kinds of benefits for Australia.
In the eight weeks before the first person with COVID-19 died in the UK mortality rates had been mercifully low.
Nearly 40% of Americans are obese, and the numbers are climbing. The U.S. needs to get serious about solutions.
And why the gap may soon be closing in some countries.
Predicting life expectancy remains in the realm of science fiction, but it may soon be possible. Are we prepared for such information? And who else would benefit from this knowledge?
Running once a week, or for 50 minutes a week, significantly improves your health and reduces your risk of dying at a single point in time.
There were an extra 623,000 deaths in the UK in the year to mid-2018 – an increase of 3%.
On the whole, we’re living longer and healthier lives, thanks to advances in medical care, as well as lifestyle changes. But there are major differences in the health experiences of different groups.
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.
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.
The link between empire, inequality – and Brexit.
People who are 65 and up can expect to live longer than ever before. Does it make sense to keep classifying everyone in this group as old? A pair of demographers argue for ‘age inflation.’