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Mortality Rates Improve Among Kids and Young Adults in the US, Especially in Poor Counties

May 11, 2016
Published by:
B. Rose Kelly

Recent studies of mortality trends paint a gloomy picture for many middle-aged and older Americans, but a new study focused on children reveals a more optimistic future.

Death rates have declined among children and young adults in the poorest counties in the United States, according to the study published in Science. These children may be more likely to be healthier as they grow older, regardless of the poverty level where they live, the findings suggest. Full Story.


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