TIME – Drugs, alcohol and suicide are killing so many young Americans that the country’s average lifespan is falling

Young Americans are dying in rising numbers because of drugs, alcohol and suicide, according to new federal data.

The Guardian – Global push to cut deaths from cancer and heart disease wildly off course

More than half of all countries will not meet global targets to cut deaths from cancer, heart disease and other chronic conditions, according to a report in the Lancet.

Gizmodo – The current U.S. drug overdose crisis began in the late 1970s, study finds

The devastation wrought by opioids in recent years is only part of a much larger drug crisis in the United States that stretches back four decades, according to a new study published Thursday in Science.

CBS – Number of Americans with Alzheimer’s expected to soar in coming decades

The number of people living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias will double by 2060, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

HealthDay – Opioid crisis driving decline in U.S. life expectancy: CDC

“We’ve been talking about the fact that our children will live less long than we will, and that’s clearly coming to pass,” said Dr. Georges Benjamin, executive director of the American Public Health Association.