Tag Archives: Rates

Ireland has one of the highest death rates from asthma in Western Europe

It has been revealed that Ireland had the worst mortality rates when it comes to asthma in Western Europe. The Asthma Society of Ireland has warned that the country is “getting asthma management wrong” and that it is causing a serious economic burden. A new report from the organisation has shown that there were 421,000 specialist and 133,000… Read More »

Cervical Cancer Death Rates Alarmingly High Among Black Women in Alabama

Although cervical cancer is a preventable and highly curable disease, a new report released by Human Rights Watch reveals that Black women in Alabama are dying of this cancer at more than twice the national average, reports The Guardian. Cervical cancer was once a major cause of death for American women, but the advent of… Read More »

Massachusetts Maternal Mortality Rates Rising: Opioid Abuse and Psychiatric Illness Play a Role

Pregnancy-associated mortality, defined as the death of a woman during pregnancy or within one year of the termination of pregnancy, is increasing in Massachusetts.  In 2012, there were 30.4 deaths/100,000 live births. In 2014, the rate increased by 33%, to 40.4 deaths per 100,000 live births. Because pregnancy-associated mortality rates have historically been relatively low… Read More »