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# mortality - Tuesday 21 April, 2020

Holohan clarifies delay in reporting of Covid-19 deaths as daily growth rate declines

The 77 deaths confirmed yesterday is the highest mortality figure recorded in one day.

# mortality - Monday 15 January, 2018

# mortality - Tuesday 5 September, 2017

'It's a serial killer': Detection rates on the rise as staff become 'sepsis aware'

Simon Harris said hospital staff are now trained to be more “sepsis aware”.

# mortality - Saturday 8 April, 2017

More males are born in Ireland, but women are living longer

Some 53,000 more females than males were recorded in the Census 2016 results.

# mortality - Tuesday 6 September, 2016

Social media can bring out the worst in public mourning, says an expert on digital grief

“In the context of grieving, because it’s easier to make a posting on an internet page, it’s often a kind of phoney impression.”

# mortality - Sunday 3 January, 2016

Italy orders investigations after spate of childbirth deaths

The country has one of the lowest maternal mortality rates in the world.

# mortality - Thursday 10 December, 2015

Myth busted: Unhappy people DON'T die younger

A new study examines the commonly-held view that happy people live longer.

# mortality - Saturday 11 July, 2015

Why don't men live as long as women?

Because of heart disease.

# mortality - Thursday 4 June, 2015

Simple questionnaire can predict a person's risk of dying in next five years

Factors like a person’s usual walking speed are used to calculate their score.

# mortality - Thursday 5 March, 2015

Find out how high the rate of heart attack death is at your local hospital

A report from the Department of Health has published a report naming hospitals and showing their death rates.

# mortality - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

Ireland is the third highest for drug-induced deaths in Europe

The European Drug report also finds that over a quarter of the general population has tried cannabis.

# mortality - Monday 17 February, 2014

21 heart attack patients in every 100 die at one Irish hospital

A report published today did not name hospitals but a further report is due to be published by the Department of Health later this year.

# mortality - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

This shocking graph shows 13 "missed opportunities" in treatment of Savita

Red crosses show points at which intervention might have helped Savita in the four days before she died at University Hospital Galway one year ago.

# mortality - Wednesday 28 August, 2013

Cannabis 'by far' most commonly used illegal drug worldwide

However the study in The Lancet found that opioids – such as heroin – are the biggest cause of death and illness of all illicit drugs.

# mortality - Saturday 10 August, 2013

Call for inquiry into high mortality rates at mother and baby homes

Mortality rates in some mother and baby homes were as high 55 per cent during the 1940s, a new report claims.

# mortality - Thursday 9 May, 2013

20 per cent increase in dead animals as fodder crisis deepens

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney urged farmers to seek help if they cannot cope.

# mortality - Saturday 2 February, 2013

Cats are on a murderous rampage (in the USA)

Can you guess how many birds and small mammals they kill in one year in the States? Hint: billions.

# mortality - Wednesday 19 December, 2012

Birth rate down by 2.3 per cent in second quarter of 2012

New CSO figures show there were 17,958 births in the second quarter, with the average mother aged 31.9.

# mortality - Monday 26 November, 2012

Maternal death rate 'up to four times higher than CSO figures'

A report by a HSE-endorsed body on maternal deaths says our maternal death rate is significantly higher than official figures show.

# mortality - Friday 16 November, 2012

Birth rate falls, but Irish women remain Europe's most fertile

The average Irish woman will have 2.06 children in her childbearing years – more than anyone else in the European Union.

# mortality - Sunday 14 October, 2012

Column: I wrote a book about terminal cancer. Then, I was told I had it

Author Mary McCarthy describes the moment she learned she had cancer, and her feelings about death.

# mortality - Tuesday 29 November, 2011

Ireland's breast cancer mortality among highest in OECD

A new OECD report on worldwide health standards shows that Ireland has the third-highest mortality rate of 34 developed countries.

Northern Ireland's death rate at its lowest ever

Northern Ireland’s Registrar General says combined high birth rates and low mortality has led to the lowest death rate ever.

# mortality - Friday 14 October, 2011

From The Daily Edge Marriage reduces a man's risk of dying from cancer - study Bachelors

Marriage reduces a man's risk of dying from cancer - study

Norwegian research claims that people in marriages are less likely to die from cancer, with bachelors over 70 the hardest hit.

# mortality - Wednesday 14 September, 2011

Over 60 per cent of deaths in 2008 caused by cardiovascular diseases and cancers WHO

Over 60 per cent of deaths in 2008 caused by cardiovascular diseases and cancers

WHO report says that nine out of ten deaths in Ireland three years ago were caused by noncommunicable diseases such as cancer, diabetes and respiratory diseases.

# mortality - Wednesday 22 December, 2010

People born in affluent areas live longer - CSO

You’re likely to live longest if you’re a woman in a well-off area with a third-level qualification, new statistics suggest.