You may have missed this HUGE bit of public health news in the U.S. this past week:

What happened?

U.S. life expectancy declines for the first time since 1993 (Washington Post)

Life expectancy in the U.S. declines slightly, and researchers are puzzled (New York Times)

Nation’s death rate rises as progress against heart disease stalls (Wall Street Journal)

For what reasons?

What’s pushing down U.S. life expectancy? (Scientific American)

***Here’s the actual CDC report.***

P.S. — Notice the WSJ’s glass-half-empty headline compared to the NYT and WaPo. Found this interesting.

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