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U.S. Life Expectancy Drops Amid Uptick In Overdoses And Suicides05:54
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Life expectancy is falling in the United States because of an uptick in drug overdoses and suicides. A person born in 2017 can now expect to live 78.6 years, which is a small but significant drop from the year before. Here & Now's Robin Young talks with NPR science correspondent Richard Harris (@rrichardh).

This segment aired on November 29, 2018.

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