ARTICLES RELATING TO DEATH

SA doctor banned for euthanasia of his father

2014-09-30 14:55

Convicted of murdering his own father, the case of Dr. Alby Hartmann is one of the most important in South Africa's struggle around euthanasia and assisted suicide.

Nascar: No charges against Stewart

2014-09-25 13:29

Nascar driver Tony Stewart will not be charged with the death of Kevin Ward Jnr, reports a US grand jury. However, he's not in the clear yet...

What happens when you die?

2014-09-08 10:02

If you want a picture of death in South Africa, you need look no further than the Salt River Forensic Pathology Laboratory in Cape Town.

WHO concerned about global suicide rate

2014-09-05 14:18

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is calling for more to be done to reduce access to common means of suicide.

Goodbye, beloved furball

2014-09-05 11:32

Parents sometimes have to help kids say goodbye to their beloved pets.

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These famous faces shared their sadness with personal pictures of the late comedienne who died at the age of 81.

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Losing a loved one abroad

2014-08-25 10:10

The death of a spouse or close friend in a foreign destination carries a special kind of pain, but it is possible to work through the loss.

How much fruit and veg is actually enough?

2014-08-19 13:10

The more fruits and veggies you eat, the lower your chances of developing heart problems or dying early.

Stewart to skip Michigan race

2014-08-15 09:46

Nascar veteran Tony Stewart, still reeling from the horror crash in New York earlier in August, will not participate in the upcoming Nascar Sprint Cup Series events at the Michigan International Speedway.

Stewart awaits probe into accident

2014-08-12 07:54

Nascar veteran Tony Stewart is grieving over the crash in which he ran down and killed fellow driver, Kevin Warn Jnr, on August 9 in New York.

Fruit and veg – how much is enough?

2014-08-08 13:19

The more fruits and veggies you eat, the lower your chances of developing heart problems or dying early.

Drugs that increase 'good' cholesterol may not cut deaths

2014-07-29 11:48

Statins that lower 'bad' LDL have been found to be effective at reducing deaths. However, drugs that increase 'good' HDL don't appear to have the same effect.

Social media can feed Munchausen by proxy

2014-07-21 11:40

A recent murder case may be an example of how social media feeds into Munchausen by proxy, according to experts.

What happens when you die?

2014-06-06 12:28

If you want a picture of death in South Africa, you need look no further than the Salt River Forensic Pathology Laboratory in Cape Town.

Break-up survival kit

2014-05-21 12:16

Getting dumped must be one of the worst experiences out there. Here's how you can get through it step by step.

Dignity therapy - making sense of dying

2014-04-29 12:50

"Dignity therapy" is changing the way how people facing death are able to derive meaning from their life and regain a sense of self.

Guilt over child’s death

2014-04-04 11:00

One of the toughest jobs for a parent whose child dies is to face the guilt.

I will never get over my father’s death

2014-03-19 15:36

Does the pain of the death of a loved one ever really go away? It's been two years, but it's still a daily struggle.

Doctor declares miscarriage without examination

2014-02-24 15:13

The Sowetan reports that a woman whose baby died during birth two weeks ago is seeking legal advice. She claims a doctor told her she miscarried without examining her.

Botched circumcision pics to stay on website

2014-02-19 10:57

A ruling that a website has the right to publish graphic images of botched traditional circumcisions was upheld by the Appeal Tribunal.

Death in family may increase kids' psychosis risk

2014-01-24 10:30

A study reveals that children who experience the death of a family member are at slightly increased risk for psychotic illnesses such as schizophrenia later in life.

North West Premier condemns initiate death

2013-12-30 11:04

Illegal initiation schools will be shut down, North West premier Thandi Modise said in condemning the death of an initiate in Christiana at the weekend.

Coping with grief during the holiday season

2013-12-09 09:14

The holidays can be a time of sadness and grief for those who have lost a loved one, but there are things people can do to ease those feelings, an expert advises.

Grief, bereavement and mourning

2013-12-07 05:00

There is no right way of coping with death. The way a person grieves depends on the personality of that person and the relationship with the person who has died.

 

Should you be allowed to die?

2014-09-30 13:10

The right to die has been thrust back into the spotlight recently, Cybershrink describes first-hand the tragedy associated with this question.

Body parts up for adoption

2014-09-18 12:22

"Adopting" a poisoned liver or an amputated leg may seem macabre, but it's an innovative way to fund essential medical education.

Goodbye, beloved furball

2014-09-08 08:19

Parents sometimes have to help kids say goodbye to their beloved pets.

When parents 'kill' the family pet

2014-09-05 11:35

Parents sometimes have to help kids say goodbye to their beloved pets.

Joan Rivers wanted her funeral to be glitz and glam all the way!

2014-09-05 10:42

The sharp-tongued comedienne has passed away at the age of 81. She was fabulous in life, so, in true Joan Rivers style she wanted to be fabulous in death.

Veteran driver killed in vintage cars crash

2014-09-02 08:30

A tragic incident during a race of pre-Second World War cars on August 30 2014 caused the first death in a vintage car racing series in its 32-year history .

Depression and suicide – situation in SA

2014-08-21 09:10

Depression involves pain, sadness and hopelessness, and when aggravated by stress or alcohol or drug abuse the risk of suicide increases greatly.

Depression and suicide – situation in SA

2014-08-18 15:58

Depression involves pain, sadness and hopelessness, and when aggravated by stress or alcohol or drug abuse the risk of suicide increases greatly.

Killed driver's dad lashes out at Stewart

2014-08-14 08:28

Kevin Ward Snr, the father of the driver Tony Stewart killed on August 9, has blamed the Nascar legend for the tragic death of his son.

Stewart crash: Criminal charges not ruled out

2014-08-11 11:18

Former Nascar driver Tony Stewart is being investigated after he has hit and killed fellow racer Kevin Ward Jnr.

Dangerous games kids play

2014-08-07 14:29

The choking game is a popular game among children – who are not aware of the sometimes fatal consequences.

Early loss of a parent could shorten your lifespan

2014-07-24 10:15

Researchers found premature death to be 50 percent higher in adults who had lost a parent in childhood.

Too much TV linked to early death

2014-07-18 15:59

Adults who watch three or more hours of TV per day may double their risk of early death, compared to those who watch less.

Third-hand smoke can be a killer

2014-06-04 13:44

With so much focus on second-hand smoke we have, for the large part, overlooked the dangers of third-hand smoke... until now.

Dangerous games kids play

2014-05-26 14:35

The choking game is a popular game among children – who are not aware of the sometimes fatal consequences.

Poor physical shape in middle age tied to earlier death

2014-05-09 14:39

Being in poor shape in middle age hurts more than just one's physique. It is also tied to earlier death, a recent study found.

Guilt over child’s death

2014-04-15 13:00

One of the toughest jobs for a parent whose child dies is to face the guilt.

I will never get over my father’s death

2014-03-20 12:30

Does the pain of the death of a loved one ever really go away? It's been two years, but it's still a daily struggle.

The choking game could be your child's last game – ever

2014-02-24 16:18

The choking game is a popular game among children – who are not aware of the sometimes fatal consequences.

Girl (15) shot dead after car 'prank'

2014-02-20 08:17

A girl was shot dead when a weekend prank went horribly wrong and a man opened fire on a car full of teenagers. The shooter says he fired his handgun "to scare them'.

8 weird burial customs

2014-02-05 05:00

There are more ways of disposing of the dead than you could possibly imagine. Here's more about eight particularly strange ones.

Death in family may increase kids' psychosis risk

2014-01-23 12:26

A study reveals that children who experience the death of a family member are at slightly increased risk for psychotic illnesses such as schizophrenia later in life.

Do I have the right to mourn Madiba?

2013-12-09 09:54

Carmen Williams feels sad about the passing of a great man, but wonders of this makes her seem insincere.

How do you deal with grief?

2013-12-07 15:00

There is no right way of coping with death. The way a person grieves depends on the personality of that person and the relationship with the person who has died.

Do I have the right to mourn Madiba?

2013-12-06 14:54

Carmen Williams feels sad about the passing of a great man, but wonders of this makes her seem insincere.

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