US Life Expectancy Down, Deaths Among Young Largely to Blame US Life Expectancy Down, Deaths Among Young Largely to Blame

Deaths among young and middle-aged adults are responsible for the decrease; many deaths resulted from drug overdoses, suicides, and organ system diseases.Medscape Medical News
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This is not new news, but it's strong confirmation of earlier observations that have been somewhat controversial, and also bad news that the trend is continuing.That trend is declining life expectancy in the U.S. I'm not linking to the full report in JAMA because it's incredibly wonky and behind a paywall anyway, but rather to the associated editorial, which tells you what you need to know.Before we get into the substance of this, let me explain the concept of life expectancy. I'll try to put this simply, but some people find it confusing. It's really a fictitious, though useful, construct. It isn't really a prediction of ...
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Life expectancy among people living in the United States has fallen in recent years, driven in part by an uptick in deaths among young and middle-aged adults from drug overdose, alcohol consumption, and suicide, according to areport published today inJAMA.“The implications of increasing midlife mortality are broad, affecting working-age adults and thus employers, the economy, health care, and national security. The trends also affect children, whose parents are more likely to die in midlife and whose own health could be at risk when they reach that age, or sooner,” wrote Steven Woolf, M.D., M.P.H., and Heidi Sc...
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Life expectancy at birth -- the average length of time that you are expected to live -- continues to drop for Americans, a new study finds. Drug overdoses, suicides, alcohol-related illnesses and obesity are largely to blame.
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An analysis of U.S. life expectancy finds risk for death among adults under age 65 is increasing due to opioid drug overdose and suicide, among other causes -- which experts point out is not happening in other countries.
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New health data confirm a 3-year drop in Americans' life expectancy, bucking a trend of rising longevity in other wealthy nations.
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