UK Death

Grief at 50,000 Feet: When Your Dad Dies and You're On Honeymoon

Laura Zito | Posted 02.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Zito

"Dad had an accident." At this point, I prayed so hard her next words weren't what I feared they would be. "Dad's died." I screamed, making a noise that had never come out of my body before. David was sitting on the bed. I ran through the balcony doors and told him dad was dead.

What Happens When We Die, According To A Man Who's Done It

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 26.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

What happens when we die? Is there such a thing as life after death? These questions have divided opinion for centuries, but one man who claims to ...

The Number Of Children Being Tasered By Police Is Very Troubling...

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK

The man who put stun guns in the hands of British police has called for their use to be questioned following the release of new statistics. Former ...

A Cup of Tea and a Text Message

Julie Elizabeth | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Julie Elizabeth

Walking into a heavy silent house lit by golden waving glass shadows, one full cup of tea sat on the kitchen counter. It was the cup of tea he never finished when we rushed into hospital two days before. Stale, cold and miserable it had spent 48 hours unaware of its fate.

Is God a Monster? A Response to Stephen Fry

Madeleine Davies | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK
Madeleine Davies

I think we're a bit embarrassed about talking about the actual experience of faith here in the UK. But surely it's this that enables people to struggle with theodicy but believe in, love, and even trust in God anyway.

A Letter

Julie Elizabeth | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Julie Elizabeth

From the moment I was handed your death certificate, I have had to reluctantly crawl and claw my way back to what non spouse bereaved members of society would call 'normal' whilst crippled by nerves and anxiety, my physical and mental health continually hanging by a thread during a drunken haze of euphoric reflection.

'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 07.02.2015 | 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...