<em>Patt Morrison</em> is known for its innovative discussions of local politics and culture, as well as its presentation of the effects of national and world news on Southern California.
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Women's Life Expectancy on the Decline

Since the 1800's the life expectancy for women has been on the rise. But lately, things aren't looking as good for women. According to a recent study, the life expectancy for women has dropped about 5 years since the early 1980's in certain pockets of the US and across the globe. Low income areas appear to be the most affected, with an increase in lung cancer and diabetes being part of the cause. Patt finds out more about what is behind these slipping numbers.

* Ari Friedman, Co-author of the study and fellow at the Harvard Initiative for Global Health