Jeanne Calment of France died in 1997 at the age of 122 years and 164 days. That record will be broken this century, statistical models suggest.
'One-size-fits-all' weight loss advice could be inadvertently harmful to some patients.
The pandemic is bringing up tough new questions as parents and grandparents develop advance care plans. Here’s how to start the conversation.
An unprecedented level of research has gone into understanding the novel coronavirus. Here’s what we still don’t know.
The pandemic has exposed many of us to new statistical concepts, on the news, in everyday conversations and on social media. But how many are you getting wrong?
As modern medicine improves, so too does our ability to stave off disease. But can we overcome the most inescapable of afflictions - old age? Researchers around the world are trying to find out.
Why there’s no need to panic over warning of ‘jaw-dropping’ fertility decline.
The percentage of people who die from a coronavirus infection is an important number for public health experts to know. Recent estimates now put it at 0.65%, far lower than initially thought.
The national curve is made up of much smaller local curves with their own peaks at different times – but deaths are still definitely falling.
An easy question, but a difficult answer.
There is a large and widening gap between the richest and poorest Australians in terms of risk of dying before the age of 75, according to a study tracking the trend from 2006-16.
Over the first 100 days of the pandemic, countries that quickly implemented strong policies successfully lowered their death rates faster. There were also some surprises in the successes and failures.
Each week that we keep bars and restaurants closed will save a mere at handful of lives at an outsized cost per life year saved of more than $12 million.
Three graphs of mortality data tell the story of the direction the UK and the world are heading in after the peak of the coronavirus outbreak.
Too may countries are drastically unprepared for the coming weeks and months.
In the eight weeks before the first person with COVID-19 died in the UK mortality rates had been mercifully low.
As the coronavirus spreads far and wide, a political philosopher argues that it is a time to understand that the idea of individual happiness does not work without thinking of the larger good.
Nietzche has a reputation as a bit of a downer, but there are upsides to dancing close to the abyss and embracing our mortality.
A warming climate leads to more heat-related deaths. The fact some research is showing the opposite indicates we need to refine the way we measure heat-related mortality.
And why the gap may soon be closing in some countries.