The medieval Black Death led to better health for future generations, according to an analysis of skeletons in London cemeteries.
Tens of millions of people died in the epidemic, but their descendants lived longer and had better health than ever before, a study shows.
The Black Death was one of the most devastating epidemics in human history.
But survivors benefited from rising standards of living and better diets in the aftermath of the disaster.
It is evidence of how infectious disease has the power to shape patterns of health in populations, say US scientist.