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Life Expectancy Decline Linked to Drugs, Drinking, Suicide

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by Katie O'Conner

For the second year in a row, the U.S. life expectancy rate dropped, decreasing in 2016 to 78.6, a loss of 0.1 from the previous year.

It is alarming to think that, in a time when new medical advances or a better understanding of human health make headlines almost every week, children in the U.S. may actually live shorter lives than their parents.

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