Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 7:05 AM ET

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National Audio 7:05 AM ET

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NAT083 - (US-MED-Life-Expectancy) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) WASHINGTON. x-11s. The U-S Centers for Disease Control reports that life expectancy in the U-S has fallen in the last few years. Suicide and drug-related deaths among younger age groups helped push down life expectancy. According to the C-D-C's findings, a baby born in the U-S in 2014 is expected to live three months longer than a baby born last year. George Washington University Doctor William Dietz says economic factors can have an impact on drug use and suicide. (".. are increasingly hopeless.") (SOURCE: ABC)

TAG: According to U-S government records, the suicide death rate last year was the highest it's been in at least 50 years. There were more than 47-thousand suicides in 2017, up from a little under 45-thousand the year before. …

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