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Suicide, at 50-year peak, pushes down US life expectancy
by Mike Stobbe, AP Medical Writer
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29 November 2018
On 29 November 2018 The Associated Press reported:
Suicides and drug overdoses pushed up U.S. deaths last year, and drove a continuing decline in how long Americans are expected to live. Overall, there were more than 2.8 million U.S. deaths in 2017, or nearly 70,000 more than the previous year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday (29 November). It was the most deaths in a single year since the government began counting more than a century ago.
Global Good News service views this news as the failure of modern health systems.
Such 'flops' highlight the need for more intelligent, evolutionary, Natural Law based, life-supporting systems.
In the nation's 10 leading causes of death, only the cancer death rate fell in 2017. Meanwhile, there were increases in seven others -- suicide, stroke, diabetes, Alzheimer's, flu/pneumonia, chronic lower respiratory diseases, and unintentional injuries. ...
CDC officials did not speculate about what's behind declining life expectancy, but Dr. William Dietz, a disease prevention expert at George Washington University, sees a sense of hopelessness.
Financial struggles, a widening income gap, and divisive politics are all casting a pall over many Americans, he suggested.
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