HealthWatch: New Study Said U.S. Life Expectancy Has Dropped

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U.S. life expectancy just dropped for the first time in more than two decades.

The National Center for Health Statistics lowered it by one month to 78.8 years in 2015. That the first decline since the aids epidemic in 1993; rates rose for 8 of the top 10 causes of death. Suicides and accidents also increased.

One bright spot, the cancer death rate fell slightly; women live longer than men, 81 to 76.

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