The tide of population is turning. Across the globe, countries’ populations are shrinking and aging, and most are ill-prepared not prepared for a “childless, elderly future,” writes Steve LeVine. Population growth in Africa alone will keep the global population soaring…

Existing research offers hints of a future where people can extend the length of their healthy lifespan, and companies from Google to GlaxoSmithKline are heavily investing to achieve this sci-fi future.  

Princeton University researchers who first documented an alarming rise in death rates among middle-aged white Americans beginning in 1999 have released new research that attempts to explain the reasons for the spike.  

The US got called out in new research for its poor showing in life expectancy, and the long-term prognosis isn’t good.  Already a low-performer among high-income countries, the report projects that US 2030 life expectancy at birth “might be similar to the Czech Republic for…

US life expectancy slipped last year, reversing a trend of steadily increasing advances over the past few decades.   The 78-year, 9-1/2 month average life expectancy for an American born 2015, reported by the CDC, is a month less than that of one born in 2014.  

American men die at least 2 years and 2 months earlier than men in other wealthy countries—and the reasons might surprise you.   It’s mostly a combination of 3 things—2 we can talk about (car crashes and drug overdose), but the other, guns, is much harder to discuss, writes…

Life expectancy globally increased by 5 years between 2000 and 2015, the fastest increase since the 1960s, according to a new World Health Statistics report by WHO. The greatest gain was in the African Region of WHO where life expectancy increased by 9.4 years to 60 years…

Too many men die too young across the world. The statistics could not be clearer: globally, male life expectancy, at 68 years, lags 5 years behind female life expectancy. There is not a single country in which men outlive women.