UK Death

Fear And Detachment

Maria Khan | Posted 26.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Maria Khan

After befriending your unconscious, fear creeps into your house, bed, bath and soul, and sometimes it sneaks into your dreams, until it completely hijacks and paralyses the part of you that was born to bloom.

Death of Our Ethics

Mohsin Tanveer | Posted 21.07.2016 | UK Politics
Mohsin Tanveer

Are we moving forward from the dark ages or do we make exceptions to regress where it means we can have a champagne party in the middle of George Square?

Is Your Day Job Worth Dying For?

Veronica Melkonian | Posted 19.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Veronica Melkonian

Today felt like any other day. The normal slog. Until, that is, I sat on my train home and flicked through my Facebook feed on my phone. Someone shared a photo of themselves at graduation a year ago today... at my graduation... a year ago?!

Obese Men 'Three Times More Likely To Die Early' Than Women

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 14.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Obese or overweight men are more likely to die prematurely than women, according to new research. The study found that moderately obese people die, o...

The Dark and Disturbing Tale of Winnie the Pooh

Ioan Marc Jones | Posted 27.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
Ioan Marc Jones

Wrapped in a blanket, my brothers and I used to sit by the radiator and listen to my mum read children's classics. My favourites were Winnie the Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner. I remember revelling in the stories of a clueless bear, accompanied by excited and reluctant friends, wandering around Hundred Acre Wood in the perpetual pursuit of honey.

How to Remember a Loved One on Armed Forces Day

Scott Salter | Posted 24.06.2016 | UK
Scott Salter

On Saturday the 25th of June, the UK will celebrate Armed Forces Day. The day is a chance to celebrate and honour those who serve our country in our forces. For some, though, the day is emotional as they remember those they have lost through service in our military. It can be extremely difficult for some families, friends and professionals to take part in Armed Forces Day and to discuss loss with a child.

After the Funeral, When Everyone has Gone Home

Maggy Whitehouse | Posted 28.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Maggy Whitehouse

If you want to help Brendan Cox, or any bereaved friend, remember that the pain goes on for them. And on, and on, and on. You can help. Just be there. Take them out, let them cry, realise that they are a newborn trying to find out who they are going to become now that the world has ended. They will remember your kindness (or your stupidity) forever.

The Butterfly Sticker That Alerts Visitors Of Baby Loss

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK Parents

A mother who lost one of her twin girls after they were both born prematurely has spearheaded an initiative to alert visitors about the loss of a sibl...

The Pendulum

Nancy Atkinson-Turner | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK
Nancy Atkinson-Turner

More people walked away from this IOM TT with life pumping through the core of them, than came away with death clinging on to them. We held on to the pendulum and saw with our eyes the reality of failure. But my word, we were rewarded with the heart exploding punch of life.

Grow Up America: An Open Letter

Lisa Downs | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Lisa Downs

Over the weekend we experienced yet another series of fatal and un-necessary shootings in the USA, and it shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone, and yet it always does. This weekend we were also blessed with the "Largest Mass Shooting Ever in US History". No surprises there. Why? Because America, you will not give up your guns.

He Was Just a Dog

Joely Carey | Posted 09.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Joely Carey

'We should plant something on his grave, so he's still alive somehow,' he said as together we slowly covered Elvis' body with earth. And we shall. A scented rose, I think. Yes, Elvis was just a dog. A wonderful, wonderful dog and there will always be an Elvis-shaped hole in our hearts.

These Four Lifestyle Changes Could 'Prevent 250,000 Premature Deaths By 2025'

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A quarter of a million people in the UK will die from preventable health conditions by 2025 if current lifestyle habits continue, a new report has sug...

Can Man-Eating Mushrooms Offer Us a Clean Death?

Zion Lights | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Zion Lights

What happens when you die? Spiritually speaking, we can only guess. But scientifically speaking, what happens to the human body after death is a rotten process. The decomposition begins on the inside: with cell death and the release of bacteria, and continues to the outside world where all manner of insects tuck in.

'Blood Everywhere' As Man Mauled To Death By His Pet Dog

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK

A man has been killed by his pet dog in Cumbria, in a savage attack in front of his teenage daughters. The 45-year-old was mauled to death by the pet ...

One Week on and We Are at Peace

Karin Sieger | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

Your beloved cats don't come to you on the bed, so I hear. The one called Little Sock does not part from your mother's side. Perhaps they give you space. Perhaps they have started to let you go. Your mother says she is strong, now, but does not know about after... how she will cope. She will be 80 next month. Her only child is dying.

Woman Denied Bereavement Payout Because She Wasn't Married To Partner Of 16 Years

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 22.05.2016 | UK

A woman is taking the Government to court for breaching her human rights after being denied bereavement damages when her partner died - because they w...

Two Dead After Car Plunges Into Glasgow Canal

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 15.05.2016 | UK

Two people have died after a car crashed and ended up in a canal. The 21-year-old male driver and 24-year-old female passenger were pronounced dead at...

This Is What Happens Inside London's Death Cafe

The Huffington Post | Nitya Rajan | Posted 13.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

"I was in shock. I was numb with shock," Josefine Speyer tells The Huffington Post UK. In 2001, the psychotherapist lost her mother within three month...

The Conversation No One Wants to Have

Clare Periton | Posted 13.05.2016 | UK
Clare Periton

We have to learn to open up about the only true inevitability in life. Dying Matters Awareness Week is a reminder that opening up doesn't have to be painful and doesn't have to happen at the worst of times - lets recognise that death is part of life and stop running from it.

Is Alcohol Now the Scourge of Older People and Younger Women?

Dr Tony Rao | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Tony Rao

I honestly believe that alcohol-related memory problems are hugely under-reported and mistaken for Alzheimer's disease. Ten years ago I would have been treating no more than three people at any one time for alcohol-related brain damage. Now there are at least 10 patients with that in my clinical service.

Youth Culture's Heroes are Dying: So What Happens to Our Everlasting Youth Now?

Lucy Unwin | Posted 26.04.2016 | UK
Lucy Unwin

How many times have I seen "Stop it, 2016!" in the past few weeks? Graphs showing the upsurge in celebrity death, memes about George R. R. Martin writing the year, demands to put all sorts of international treasures in cotton wool. But shouldn't we be ready for this?

Son Receives Touching Email From His Dead Father

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 11.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A grieving son has received a touching email from his late father, two years after he died from cancer. The son, known as Reddit user 'Beersie_McSlur...

Death Of A Partner Really Can Break Your Heart, Study Suggests

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 08.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

The death of a partner may actually break your heart, new research suggests. The study found that those who lose a partner are at an increased risk of...

Five Ways We Can Take Action to End Early Death in Autism

Dr James Cusack | Posted 28.03.2016 | UK
Dr James Cusack

I remember experiencing the shock and devastation when I read and reviewed the existing research on a Saturday morning in November. I thought of every autistic person I knew, every family member. When you do that, it is hard to deal with such a tragic inequality in outcomes.

Woman Found Dead In Hotel Walk-In Freezer

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 23.03.2016 | UK

A woman has been found dead in a walk-in freezer at a hotel in Atlanta, Georgia, after being locked in overnight. The body of Carolyn Robinson, 61, wa...