Monthly Archives: April 2018


How will living longer affect healthcare?

How will living longer affect healthcare? We’re living longer and this is changing the way we die. Breakthroughs in healthcare mean we’re surviving infectious diseases that would have killed us off in the past, and changes to diet and lifestyle are enabling us to enjoy longer old age.    We’re still all going to die […]

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The world’s biggest graveyard

Wadi al-Salaam: the world’s biggest graveyard Translated to ‘Valley of Peace’, Wadi Al-Salaam is an Islamic cemetery in Iraq. Located near the holy city of Najaf (which is itself one of Iraq’s biggest cities), it’s population of nearly 600,00 pales in comparison to the number of deceased populating the graveyard. Having begun its operations over […]

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When can I have a funeral?

When can I have a funeral? Funerals typically take place one to two weeks after death, with most funerals happening on a weekday. Funerals can take place much sooner than that, though. Many religions and cultures lay importance on burying loved ones quickly after they’ve died. We know there’s usually never a great time for […]

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What is assisted dying?

What is assisted dying? Assisted dying allows a terminally ill, mentally competent adult to voluntarily choose the timing and manner of their fast approaching death. In March 2018, Guernsey scheduled a debate on an Assisted Dying law for May. Passing the vote would eventually mean putting a system in place on assisted dying in Guernsey […]

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