Men still live shorter lives than women
Improvements in medicine and public health have increased the odds of survival and reduced the likelihood of child mortality in humans and other primates.
But despite these advances, males across the primate family tree still do not live as long as their female equivalents.
The study, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, analysed data from more than one million births and deaths from the 18th century to the present day.
Included in the data, were people from post-industrial societies such as Sweden and Japan, people born in pre-industrial times, and... read more
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