Unexpected Downtown

US life expectancy slipped last year, reversing a trend of steadily increasing advances over the past few decades.
 
The 78-year, 9-1/2 month average life expectancy for an American born 2015, reported by the CDC, is a month less than that of one born in 2014.
 
The downturn—considered exceedingly rare for a year without a major disease outbreak—coincided with an increase in death rates tied to heart disease, chronic lower lung disease, accidental injuries, stroke, Alzheimer's disease, diabetes, kidney disease and suicide.
 

Source: AP

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