U.S. life expectancy increased by almost 10 years between 1959 and 2016, but the increase slowed before reversing in 2014 as deaths from drug overdoses, suicides and various organ system diseases rose among working-age adults, according to a study published yesterday in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The largest relative increases in midlife mortality rates occurred in New Hampshire, West Virginia, Ohio, Maine, Vermont, Indiana and Kentucky, the authors said.

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