US life expectancy shortens for the second year in a row, mostly due to prescription drug overdose deaths and obesity (The Verge);Indooroopilly Property Management
The leading causes of death in the US are still heart disease and cancer. But the opioid epidemic is taking a heavy toll — particularly on young and middle-aged Americans. Last year, over 63,000 people died of drug overdoses, a 21 percent increase from 2015. The last time life expectancy dropped for two years in a row was in 1962 and 1963, when a particularly bad flu season caused lots of deaths, according to the Washington Post.
While on the topic of the United States it looks as though there's a debt crisis on the way in the United States and by extension the rest of us... US Treasury 3-month bond yields have been steadily increasing as discussed further in this CNBC article.
These bonds are the type of bonds that Treasury sells when there's a problem getting money supply through Congress and the Senate - if it keeps going up then it shows the markets don't believe there's any solution to the US debt-crisis on the horizon (which there isn't - Trump wants to give tax cuts with even more borrowed money) and therefore a credit-crunch could be on the way?
Thats right. But what about other impact preditions that can indicate crisis? Housing market is strong and the mortgages are stable. Where you think the crisis will happen?