Tag Archives: Deaths

Asthma-related deaths drop among women

The number of asthma-related deaths among Australian women has dropped across the country but the rate for men remains stagnant, new data shows. Figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics show there were 389 asthma-related deaths in Australia last year, with 250 women and 139 men dying of the respiratory disease. The numbers is… Read More »

Deaths Of Despair From Drugs, Alcohol And Suicide Have Reached A Record High, Warns New Report

Getty Getty Deaths from drug overdoses, alcohol and suicides have hit a record high, according to a new report that analyzed state-by-state statistics from 2005 to 2017. Drug-overdose deaths accounted for the largest national increase at 115%, with the sharpest jump beginning around 2013, mainly from opioid overdoses. Deaths from alcohol and suicide increased by 37%… Read More »

Huge Racial Disparities Found in Deaths Linked to Pregnancy

African-American, Native American and Alaska Native women die of pregnancy-related causes at a rate about three times higher than those of white women, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Tuesday. The racial disparity has persisted, even grown, for years despite frequent calls to improve access to medical care for women of color.… Read More »