Public Health: Americans live longer

31 Jan 2020 - Public Health

Life expectancy in the United States is up for the first time in four years. The increase is just a month but it marks at least a temporary halt to a downward trend. The rise is due to lower death rates for cancer and drug overdoses, says the report released by the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention. On average, an infant born in 2018 is expected to live about 78 years and eight months. For males, it’s about 76 years and two months; for females it’s 81 years and one month.

Courier Mail Brisbane, 31/01/2020, Page 23