It used to be that women lived a comfortable length longer than men. That gap has closed and men's life spans have increased more than women recently; 4.6 years for men since 1989 and 2.7 years for women, according to the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation.

Amanda Fiegl at National Geographic says that this is alarming - a "troubling trend" that men live almost as long as women and blames inadequate health care for why women have not continued to unfairly live much longer than men. It's almost like that old saw about the Washington Post - 'World Destroyed: Women, Minorities Impacted Most'.

It's not news if it is positive for men.