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Reversing the rise in midlife mortality

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Science  27 Mar 2020:
Vol. 367, Issue 6485, pp. 1433
DOI: 10.1126/science.aba3036

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Life expectancy in the United States declined for 3 years in a row between 2014 and 2017. This is surprising in a world where we have grown accustomed to rising life expectancy. Anne Case and Angus Deaton's new book, Deaths of Despair, deals with three questions: Who is dying, why are they dying, and what can we do about it?

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