People Are Now Living Longer Than Ever
For the first time in over four years, human life expectancy is on the rise according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control.
"The latest calculation is for 2018 and factors in current death trends and other issues. On average, an infant born that year is expected to live about 78 years and 8 months," reports WGRZ.
From 2014 to 2017, life expectancy was on a slight decline, due in part to an upswing in deaths from suicide and drug overdoses.
The CDC reports cancer is the #2 cause of death, and heart disease remains the #1 cause of deaths in the United States.