UK Death

'You Will Not Surely Die' - Art, Consciousness and Immortality

Kester Brewin | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kester Brewin

In the face of abundant evidence that we clearly do die and rot and decay, we surmised that a) we must have offended God in our hubris and have been subject to a great 'fall,' but b) there remains in us a spirit that aches to lift back up and rejoin the divine.

Lack Of Exercise 'Twice As Deadly As Obesity'

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Human sloths listen up: if you'd rather eat cabbage soup for a week than don fitness gear and workout then you might want to reconsider your lifestyle...

These Are The 10 Leading Causes Of Death

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Taken from a study by the World Health Organisation (WHO), the above video counts down the 10 biggest causes of death worldwide. More importantly, ...

The Ins and Outs of January

Nigel Rayment | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Nigel Rayment

It's tragic that for so many of us clarity about what really counts arrives so late in the day. And might not this clarity deliver a sight more humility, empathy and equity in the world?

This Is Why Men Are More Stupid Than Women (Apparently)

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 12.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

We finally understand why Dumb and Dumber doesn't feature two female leads, as a study has unveiled that men outweigh women in the stupidity and 'risk...

I'm Letting the Boys Down

Jeff Brazier | Posted 08.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jeff Brazier

Keeping the many facets of our lives going is a great and progressively more common achievement that we have little choice but to challenge ourselves with. However, if you are not paying attention to the areas of your life that matter the most then in the end the success is found to be hollow because we dropped the ball that matters the most...

Obesity Can Deprive You Of 19 Years Of Healthy Life

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A computer model has predicted that diabetes and heart disease, results of obesity, could deprive a person of up to 19 years of healthy life. The m...

This Simple Test Could Predict When You're Going To Die

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 04.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

We know the numerous health benefits of fitness, but it isn't every day that exercise is used to predict a person's death. According to a study pub...

Father Pens His Own Obituary, Better Grab The Tissues

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Aaron Joseph Purmort had brain cancer - it was terminal. But rather than giving up and living his last days out in misery and sadness, the 35-year-...

How or When?

Naomi Hefter | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Comedy
Naomi Hefter

I wondered if I could quietly leave and hope no one would notice. But as I sat there for that brief moment I began to think about the other thing that's been playing on my mind. Death.

Get in the Picture!

Peter Byass | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK
Peter Byass

So this week's meeting for the Asia Pacific region in Bangkok, and a similar meeting planned for Africa in 2015, present a unique challenge and opportunity. We have the methods and tools for universal civil registration of births and deaths on a worldwide basis - let's make it happen!

Dealing With Death and Caring for Your Children

Susan Leigh | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Leigh

In the UK alone twenty-two people die every day leaving their children to be raised by either one or no parents. Multiply this by the number of days in the year and it reveals a very large number of children and young people who are left in a bereaved situation.

Two Men Die After Receiving Alcoholic's Kidney In Transplant

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Two transplant patients tragically died after receiving kidney transplants from the same alcoholic donor, which other hospitals had previously turned ...

The Seven Reasons to Attend A Death Café

Liberty Forrest | Posted 17.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Liberty Forrest

Generally speaking, Western culture shuns, fears and hides from death whenever possible. It is shrouded in mystery, and in fact, in secrecy to some extent. We don't like to discuss it at all, but when we must, we use euphemisms for it. We shield our children from it, we don't let them attend funerals...

Elderly Married Couple Die Within Minutes Of Each Other

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Those of you who've watched the ending to The Notebook will be able to recall the heart-wrenching feeling when an elderly Ally and Noah pass away, snu...

Why I'm Not Dying to See My Father Again Anytime Soon

Paul Marshall | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Marshall

You find yourself wondering whether the same fate will befall you. This is completely illogical as you've displayed no recent symptoms of anything untoward happening. All the same, you simply can't help yourself.

Don't Forget to Live in the Moment

Macca Sherifi | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Macca Sherifi

After taking another six months off work to travel - this time with a specific goal in mind - it is fast approaching that time when I need to think about a job, about a career, about a life. To be honest with you, the thought has been weighing heavily on my mind, seemingly growing heavier with each passing week...

Why Short People Are More Likely To Die From Dementia

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Being short increases your chances of dying from dementia, according to a new health study. Scientists analysed 18 population studies with more tha...

Biggest Ever Dataset on Causes of Death in Africa and Asia

Peter Byass | Posted 28.12.2014 | UK
Peter Byass

Today a landmark dataset on causes of death in Africa and Asia is published by the INDEPTH Network. Over 110,000 deaths have been tracked and followed...

The Dark Side of Halloween: Witches, Demons and Death

Paul Beaumont | Posted 28.12.2014 | UK
Paul Beaumont

Europe has an unhappy history in the way it has dealt with the made up 'crime' of witchcraft over the centuries. Professor Owen Davis of the University of Hertfordshire estimates that between 30,000 and 50,000 people, mainly women, were executed after being found guilty in witchcraft trials between 1450 and 1780.

'Dumb Ways To Die' Should Replace All Safety Videos

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

While we're all worried about how we'll pop our clogs one day - will it be cancer? Or a hairdryer in the bathtub? - there are lesser known ways to die...

Bringing Comfort Through Music at the End of Life

Yumiko Sato | Posted 26.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Yumiko Sato

Daniel was showing signs of "terminal agitation." People at the end of life often experience this state characterized by confusion and restlessness. As a hospice music therapist I had seen many patients in this state before.

Does Anybody Really 'Lose Their Battle With Cancer?'

Paul M. Davies | Posted 25.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Paul M. Davies

The expression is often used to express regret or in a context of celebration of the deceased, however, it carries ulterior implications, even if they are unintended by the user. Describing people to have 'lost' to cancer suggests that they could have done something differently and the outcome could be changed.

The Death of Professor Ghulam Azam in Custody, a Fresh Wound for Bangladesh

Yasmin Khatun | Posted 26.12.2014 | UK Politics
Yasmin Khatun

I wasn't quite sure how I should respond to the death of Professor Ghulam Azam, the name I remember from nearly two years when it was suggested to me that the International Crimes Tribunal of Bangladesh was set up to destroy the prominent figure...

'Lynda's Decision To End Chemotherapy Would've Empowered Her'

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Lynda Bellingham's decision to end chemotherapy treatment would've given her a huge "sense of empowerment", according to the chief executive of a lead...