death

This fashion designer makes clothes for dead bodies

From silk shrouds to delicate cotton coverings, her business — as a fashion designer and certified funeral celebrant — is to create outfits that mark and manifest the body's transition from living to dead.

Working with clients, who are either terminally ill or very forward-looking, she tailors funeral garments and rituals to suit individual needs.

"It's certainly not the career path I imagined I was going to be getting into," says Dr Interlandi, who completed her PhD project, [A]Dressing Death: Fashioning Garments for the Grave, at Melbourne's RMIT.

Is trying to transcend pain a pointless activity?

And it seems like a popular one — if the proliferation of increasingly specific painkillers and the popularity of movements like effective altruism is anything to go by.

We don't need to be neuroscientists to understand why: pain hurts.

But as Clemson philosophy Professor Todd May suggests, perhaps we need to ask ourselves whether we would genuinely like to be rid of certain sorts of pain.

Pom clash leaves 2 dead, 3 mortally wounded

The two deceased include an elderly man from the Eastern Highlands, who was stabbed in the chest at Gerehu stage one after he had tried to stop a drunken brawl between men from Eastern Highlands and another group from East Sepik. The other victim, from the Siane area, died due to wounds caused by people from the Saraga area at Six-Mile. These two groups are from Simbu Province.

NCD Metropolitan Superintendent, commander Ben Turi, confirmed the deaths this afternoon, stating that these incidents occurred around the same time on Sunday afternoon.

How I prepared my son for the death of his mum

It's a heartbreaking sentence to hear from a six-year-old.

When Tina was diagnosed with secondary breast cancer in 2010, five months after Lucas was born, she and her husband Aaron were devastated.

But after chemotherapy, radiotherapy, surgery and hormone therapy, she was as doctors called her "a miracle" and well for another three years — until the cancer returned.

"We were married for almost 14 years," Aaron said.

"I was worried Tina would never hear Lucas say his first words, call her mum ... that she would die before he had fully developed that bond.

True Blood star dies aged 39

Ellis's manager, Emily Gerson Saines, confirmed the actor's death via an emailed statement on Saturday (local time).

The Hollywood Reporter, which was first to report Ellis's death, quoted her as saying the actor died from complications of heart failure, adding more information would come to light in coming days.

​One dead, houses looted in Pom

Residents at Mahuru village, Port Moresby, alleged that the men were drinking together when a fight started, which eventually led to the death of a Southern Highlander.

In retaliation, a group of Southern Highlanders mobilised and started breaking into homes from the centre of Mahuru village.

A number of distraught women and children ran to seek refuge at the nearby Air Niugini village.

Movements in out of the Air Niugini residency were stopped till the fight died down at around 9:20am.

​State funeral for late MP

A family member did not reveal the cause of death, but told Loop PNG that the first term parliamentarian was having difficulty in his movement and was bedridden before his death.

He confirmed that the office of the Clerk of Parliament is organising the Port Moresby program, and the tentative date is next week.

The East Sepik Member of Parliament died in Port Moresby on 24 May. He was collecting his election materials when he collapsed at a guest house.

The dying process: What to expect when someone is close to death

The majority of deaths on screen are violent, bloody, traumatic affairs, with few realistic portrayals of what a death from illness or so-called "natural causes" actually looks like.

Little wonder we have such a fear of death, and especially of being in the presence of it.

It's still a terrifying notion, because most of us have no idea what we will see.

My own curiosity about death led me to write a book on the topic.

In bringing together medical research and personal stories from those who've undergone near-death experiences, I learned a lot.

East Sepik MP collapses and dies

Ambunti-Dreikikir MP, Ezekiel Anisi, was in Port Moresby to collect his election materials when he collapsed at a guest house. He was seeking his second term in office.

According to a family member, he died on the road while being rushed to the Pacific International Hospital.   

However, PIH told Loop PNG this morning that there is no record of the MP with them.

Late Anisi was elected to Parliament at the age of 25, and is a member of the ruling People’s National Congress Party.

Husband slept in same room as wife's body for six days

Wendy Davison, 50, died at home in Derby last month after a 10-year battle with cervical cancer.

Russell Davison, who has been left "heartbroken", said he did not want her body to go to a mortuary and he wanted to challenge attitudes towards dying.

It is legal to keep a body at home and Derbyshire Coroner's Court confirmed Mrs Davison's GP reported her death.

Mr Davison said: "Death seems to be such a taboo subject in our society, no-one seems to want to talk about it.