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The world crossed an important threshold in 2018, when the number of older people (over 64 years old) surpassed the number of young children (under the age of 5) for the first time ever. This section explores shifting demographics worldwide and their social, economic, and health consequences


Global Life Expectancy Declines for First Time in 30 Years

Overall life expectancy is struggling, according to a highly anticipated update to the Global Burden of Disease study

A Longer Life Begins in the Classroom

A new study measures how much extra life comes from being educated


AI Gains Ground with Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Prevention

Transforming the breast cancer landscape through the power of artificial intelligence


Roadblocks to Gen Z's Mental Health Care

Struggles felt by Gen Z spotlight the issues of mental health-care access in the United States


AI and Facial Recognition Dive Into Global Health Care

How artificial intelligence is used to diagnose diseases and understand behavior


Traditional Medicine Gains Global Policy Recognition

How physician and immunologist Kenji Watanabe's efforts brought East Asian traditional medicine to the fore


Best of 2023

Our favorite Think Global Health stories from 2023


Unsung Heroes: How Elder Care Leans on Singapore’s Women

Addressing the disproportionate effect of aging societies on women


Rethinking HIV in an Aging Society

Central to supporting elderly communities is providing people living with HIV better integrated primary care


A New Model for Healthy Aging

Fostering innovation to meet the needs of an aging population


The Cost of Inaction

Governments worldwide should step up against Alzheimer’s


COVID Deaths in Rural China

Funerals and traditions during Spring Festival travel


Eight Billion and Counting

The world's population is on the verge of hitting eight billion people, and advances in health are behind the increase