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The group that suffered the largest drop in life expectancy was Black males — a decline of 3 years. Hispanic males also saw a large decrease, with a decline of 2.4 years.
The turnaround is welcome news after rising drug overdose and suicide rates had pushed life expectancy down since 2014. Could America be turning the tide on opioid addiction?
Life expectancy is up. The death rate for young children is down. So why is Dr. Richard Horton, editor of ‘The Lancet,’ worried about global health?