Modern healthcare may be helping us live longer, but hunter-gatherers point to a less expensive option.
The general health of Greenlandic children is now as good as that of their European peers – perhaps even better.
Researchers have found a way to measure the impact of air pollution during 19th-century England on the public's health.
A new study highlights the stark difference in living conditions experienced by old- and new-world working-class adults in the Victorian era.
There is something troubling in the thought of people being made to aspire to heights that are literally beyond their reach.
Large mammals such as elephants and whales are among the most long-lived of animals, but very tall humans don't enjoy the same benefits.
Spurned by women, more likely to end up in jail, doomed to earn less, destined to languish in poorly paid jobs, plagued by feelings of inferiority and coming up short where coming up matters most...
Short men and overweight women are less likely, on average, to succeed in life. But why?
Good news for short blokes. Researchers have found the shorter a man is, the longer he will live. The University of Hawaii…