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.
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?