UK Death

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.

Crowdfunding is Popular: But Would You Crowdfund Your Funeral?

Emily McLaren | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Emily McLaren

It's yet to be seen whether or not funeral crowdfunding will really take off, but with the number of dedicated funeral crowdfunding platforms already out there, there's certainly an audience for it.

Eating A Handful Of Nuts Could Cut Your Cancer Risk

PA | By Jennifer Cockerell, Press Association Health Correspondent | Posted 11.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Eating half a handful of peanuts or nuts a day could help protect against conditions such as cancer and heart disease, researchers have revealed. A...

'Buckets' at the Orange Tree Theatre

Jessie Thompson | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jessie Thompson

It's a bit of a problem though - how nice it all is. Adam Barnard's play Buckets, a series of scenes mediating on death, life, happiness, hopes and dreams, often feels like a chocolate selection box full of tweeness, and that's without even mentioning the set compromised of flowers, balloons, and a kid's slide.

Making Difficult Decisions

Naomi Barrow | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Naomi Barrow

Mum probably won't still be here when I graduate. She will probably die whilst I'm still at uni. I have to cram twenty or thirty years of visits into twenty or thirty days/weeks/months. I have to ask all my questions now; predict what I might want to know in years to come. Each birthday might be Mum's last, so rather than forget it I want to make it special.

Burst Balloon: First Introduction to Death for Young Children?

Isabelle Lee | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Parents
Isabelle Lee

We all know children have to learn this lesson eventually: nothing lasts forever. But it's a hard lesson to accept, whether you are a child or an adult. And nothing teaches it quite so simply or eloquently as a balloon. There is no escape from balloon grief!

Failings in Care Should Not Pave the Way for a Physician Assisted Dying Bill

Baroness Ilora Finlay | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK
Baroness Ilora Finlay

There is no excuse for turning a blind eye to distress; those providing care, whether care assistant, family, nurse or doctor need to know they are supported in doing what the patient needs, not shackled by risk averse attitudes that paralyse common sense and hinder care provision.

Can we really mourn the deaths of people we barely know?

Dale Lately | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dale Lately

My dad passed away last night, the post in my newsfeed said. I stopped and looked it over. Should I comment? Was that appropriate? Part of me was begi...

'Too Many People Are Dying Without Dignity' Harrowing Report Finds

PA / The Huffington Post | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A report into end of life care has offered an insight into "appalling" incidents of patient neglect during the final moments of their lives. These ...

Man Kills Girlfriend's Young Son With 'Reckless' WWE-Style Wrestling Move

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 08.05.2015 | UK

A 20-year-old man is due to appear in court after killing his girlfriend's son while "recklessly playing WWE wrestling", police officials said. Bra...

You Can Now Put Your Dead Lover's Ashes In A Dildo

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If your loved one pops their clogs, you can now keep the good times rolling in an Addams family kind of way. In what is probably the most warped (y...

Why You Don't Have to Be a Professional to Try Taxidermy

Margot Magpie | Posted 27.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Margot Magpie

I make taxidermy for art, novelty and fashion. I'm not fetishising death, but starting a conversation around it. I've never claimed to make anything anatomically correct and I think the pieces that more traditional taxidermists do are really impressive and beautiful.

What Happens When We Die? People Who've Done It Reveal All

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

What happens when we die? It's a question that has divided scientists and religious leaders for centuries, not to mention groups of friends down th...

Why We Should Talk More About Death

Jonathan Jong | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jonathan Jong

We are all going to die, but we barely want to think about it, talk about it, or prepare for it in any way. Only three in 10 people in the UK have prepared their wills, and probably fewer still have made any decisions about how they want to die.

There Are Always Options for Compassionate End-Of-Life Care

Leigh Kendall | Posted 25.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Leigh Kendall

The distinction in Hugo's care between 'there being no hope' and 'no further treatment' being worthwhile with 'nothing more can be done' is crucial. Nothing more could be done to save Hugo's life, but we were able to give him a good death.

Woman 'Hooked On Booty Shots' Dies After Fourth Buttock Enhancement

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 26.03.2015 | UK

A 34-year-old mother has died after allegedly receiving her fourth illegal buttock enhancement. Dallas Police are investigating the death of Wykesh...

My Dead Brother....

Gina Lyons | Posted 25.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Gina Lyons

I often feel a connection to people when I find out they have lost a sibling. Its the forgotten thing. We talk about people losing their parents or children, but we don't really discuss what its like to lose a sibling.

Death Becomes Us: Why We All Need to See Death and Decay

Carla Valentine | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK
Carla Valentine

I've worked with human remains in various guises for over 10 years and the idea of interacting with them, for example at medical museums, is currently particularly contentious.

R.I.P. Our Beloved Irish Wolfhound

Anna Roth | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Roth

Today I wanna write about Zozo, our Irish wolfhound. She died last year at the age of 11, and since days constantly she comes to my mind. Now she is laying under the earth on a hill, side by side with Mikroula, her best dog friend.

The Power of One: A Tribute to Kim Pearson

Georgie Bradley | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Georgie Bradley

Kim Pearson was from South Africa and my teacher in Bahrain from 2002-6. It swells my heart with pain to say he has left us. A multidisciplinary teacher, he taught across the board, but Geography and Religious Education in the main.

US State Plans To Reinstate 'Wild West-Style' Executions

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK

Utah's state government has voted to resume firing squad executions while the state struggles with a nationwide shortage of lethal injection drug pent...