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Overdose deaths are a big reason white American lifespans are in decline

Overdose deaths are a big reason white American lifespans are in decline Most of those overdoses are attributed to people abusing opioids such as painkillers and heroin.8 years per person in 2014 — is the next step in a recent trend in which life expectancy increases for Americans have ground to a halt.

Scientist claims 115 is the hard limit on human lifespan, but it’s not that simple

Scientist claims 115 is the hard limit on human lifespan, but it’s not that simple Jan Vijg of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine has made a heavily qualified assertion that the maximum human lifespan is 115 years, plus or minus a bit.Since the data don’t show anyone living past about 115, with a very few notable exceptions, Vijg says that the data “strongly suggests” that 115 represents a hard limit to human longevity.