UK Death

Forced Goodbye

Fila Magnus | Posted 07.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Fila Magnus

Being a family that barely ever celebrates birthdays, you've been known to give the worst of gifts - from mugs to absolutely nothing, but this time, daddy, just 8 days before, you forced me to bury you into the ground, and say goodbye - for forever.

Ten Tips for Surviving Uni When Someone You Love Is Dying

Naomi Barrow | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Naomi Barrow

Packing up your bedroom and going to uni is exciting and scary whether you're going into your first year, or subsequent years. Packing up and heading off to uni and leaving behind a parent (or other family member) who is dying brings a whole host of new challenges and worries.

The Jackie Collins Dilemma - To Tell or Not to Tell?

Jonathan Romain | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK
Jonathan Romain

Jackie Collins had the right to keep her cancer secret from her close family, but it may have been the wrong choice. It was, of course, her life and ...

These People Will Preserve Your Tattoos When You Die...

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Everyone knows a tattoo is for life, but now it can last for eternity thanks to the National Association for the Preservation of Skin Art (NAPSA). ...

Why Does It Take Heartbreak for Us to Fully Appreciate Our Loved Ones?

Amy Packham | Posted 14.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Packham

She went through periods of sense-making, trying to ignore what was going on. She pondered small unrelated details such as the extortionate train fare. But I knew at that moment all she really cared about, all she really wanted was to be with her mum and it was heartbreaking to hear.

This Is The Largest Cause Of Early Death Globally

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 14.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Poor diet is now the biggest cause of early death around the world, a study has shown. According to health experts, 21% of global deaths are caused...

Ten Things You Need To Know Before You Get Old

Suzi Godson | Posted 08.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Suzi Godson

Although retirement is viewed as an individual experience, it has an enormous impact on marital relationships. In the initial stages of retirement there is a kind of honeymoon period where couples rate their marriages more favorably, they have better sex lives, and feel their relationships have actually improved. It doesn't last.

Mum Wanted to Die So She Wouldn't Be a Burden - But Convincing Her to Live Gave Us Both a Gift Beyond Measure

Baroness Ilora Finlay | Posted 03.09.2015 | UK
Baroness Ilora Finlay

I will never regret that our law protected her; preventing her from ending her life when she was vulnerable to despair. Those four years we shared were the most precious gift. Without them, Mum would have missed what she described as some of the richest times in her life and we would have missed understanding just what an amazing person she was.

Things I Learned From My Parents' Deaths

Gill Paul | Posted 03.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Gill Paul

No one loves you like a mother. One of the things that preyed on my mind after Mum's death was that I'd lost the person who loved me most, but then it came to me in a powerful flash of insight that I still have her love and always will do.

We Need to Talk About Ana

Maliha Reza | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Maliha Reza

If you are supporting someone through this then stay strong. They need you to be. They are full of intense regret and self-deprecation, and your support and love will be one thing getting through the barrier and to the starting line of a healthy life.

Woman Writes Inspiring Final Facebook Post After Six Year Cancer Battle

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A woman has posted the most positive and inspiring final Facebook status after losing a six year fight against cancer. Seema Jaya Sharma, 37, had b...

Fair Weather

Julie Elizabeth | Posted 06.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Julie Elizabeth

While engrossed in grief, the seasons sadly don't always represent their metaphorical meanings. Good weather does not always bring with it good times. Relationships that had remained strong and fulfilling in fair weather had turned to destructive depressions in grayer times.

Mum Sues After Breaking Back During Holiday To Grieve For Son

SWNS | Izzy Ferris | Posted 03.08.2015 | UK Parents

A mother has launched legal action against an Italian water park after she broke her back on a "dangerous" slide during a holiday to grieve the death ...

The Most Common Things People Say Before They Die

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

From Sir Winston Churchill's “I’m bored with it all" to Margaret Sanger's "let's have a party", history books are full of reported famous last wor...

New Video Shows Staff Were Aware Of Escalator Fault That Killed Mother (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK

Shocking CCTV footage has emerged showing the moments before a woman fell to her death in an escalator accident at a shopping centre, confirming two m...

The Drugs Don't Work

Susie Edmonds | Posted 28.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Susie Edmonds

He had every chance, a supportive family, a girlfriend, a baby and a son he was going to adopt. He had a job and the chance to go to rehab but none of it was enough. One by one he lost us all, preferring the company of drink and drugs.

Passing Through

Canon J.John | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK
Canon J.John

I have a number of friends who are battling cancer with the near certainty that death is coming to them. It's at times like this I realise how little teaching there is on death and how we should face it. It's understandable in a world that doesn't want to talk about death and prefers to hope that there might be an opt-out clause.

Man Drowns In Backyard Pool At Demi Moore's Home

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 20.07.2015 | UK Entertainment

A man has drowned in a swimming pool at the home of Hollywood actress Demi Moore, reportedly after a party. The body of a 21-year-old man was disco...

Caring for the Dying Has Taught Me the Dangers of Assisted Suicide

Baroness Ilora Finlay | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK Politics
Baroness Ilora Finlay

As a society we are clear that suicide is not something to be encouraged or assisted. Legalising assisted suicide flies in the face of that. It sends the message that, if you are terminally ill, ending your life is something that society endorses and that you might want to consider. Is that really the kind of society we want?

Lets Talk About Death, So We Can Get on With Living

Stephanie Nimmo | Posted 06.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Stephanie Nimmo

We really don't handle the whole issue of dying well in this country do we? It's just not something spoken about, a taboo subject. We are all going to die so why do we not make sure our wishes are clear so that whenever or wherever it happens those who are left behind know what to do.

Sex, Love and Death... Only One of Which Is a Certainty in Life

Alison Powell | Posted 01.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Alison Powell

When someone dies we are often shocked. Even if that person is ill and therefore their passing is expected to be imminent, I am still yet to lose a loved one to an illness and not be a bit surprised. I am taken aback, maybe slightly affronted.

Climate Change: Threat or Opportunity for Health?

Peter Byass | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK
Peter Byass

If we eat locally produced healthy food, we reduce carbon emissions and protect ourselves from the risks of various chronic diseases. So each one of us has a challenge - for the sake of the planet and for future generations - to claim the the co-benefits of reducing carbon emissions and improving our health.

World's Oldest Person Dies Aged 116

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A woman who was credited as the world's oldest person has died at the age of 116. Jeralean Talley, from Michigan, passed away on 17 June at her hom...

On Death and Nature

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

ife and death are the great pretenders, the illusionists who compel us to make sense of the hand we have been dealt with and even that is the luck of the draw (or karma, for some). Every day we are challenged and struggle to make sense of our world but that doesn't mean we have to give in to fear, worse yet, to a fear of ourselves.

What We Can Learn From the Dying

Yumiko Sato | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK
Yumiko Sato

As a hospice music therapist I've met many people whose lives were well lived. But unfortunately, not everyone lives a fulfilled life. Even so, every dying person has something to teach the living.