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Disease killing white Americans goes way deeper than opioids

The pain in their bodies might reflect a "spiritual" pain caused by "cumulative distress, and the failure of life to turn out as expected", say two economists

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In rich countries, death rates are supposed to decline. But in the past decade and a half, middle-aged white Americans have actually been dying faster.

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IN RICH countries, death rates are supposed to decline. But in the past decade and a half, middle-aged white Americans have actually been dying faster. Princeton economists Anne Case and Angus Deaton first pointed out this disturbing trend in a 2015 study that highlighted three

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