Death rate of white middle-aged Americans has grown seen since 1990s

PRINCETON, N.J., Nov. 2 (UPI) — A quiet “epidemic” of increases in mortality rates among white middle-aged Americans has caused as many deaths in the last two decades in the United States as the AIDS epidemic, according to a new study.

Researchers at Princeton University found a significant increase in the death rate for middle-aged white people from drugs and alcohol, suicide, chronic liver disease and cirrhosis since 1998 — patterns not…

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