Study finds working-age Americans are dying at higher rates

A new study found working-age Americans are dying at higher rates than they were before the 1990s.

The Virginia Commonwealth University study shows deaths among people younger than 65 years old have risen in the past decade, culminating in a decrease in life expectancy after 2014.

The study found drug overdoses, alcohol abuse and suicide were major causes for this, as well as diseases.

It found the areas with the largest spike in mortality rates were areas that were hit hard by changes in the economy, like the Midwest and Appalachia.

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