Death rate is rising for middle-aged white Americans

November 3, 2015 3:07 PM

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Death rate is rising for middle-aged white Americans

Drinking, drugs and suicide are offsetting declines in other major causes of death in midlife, such as lung cancer

White middle-aged Americans are dying at an increasing rate, a new analysis of government data shows, a startling turnaround suggesting a rising toll of addiction and mental-health issues is reversing decades of gains in longevity.

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