British Heart Foundation

Lifesaving Research Is Stalling Without Access to Patient Data

Simon Gillespie | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK
Simon Gillespie

A piece of European legislation is currently threatening to drastically limit the way in which we conduct research using data in this country. If it goes ahead unaltered, valuable work currently underway may become illegal with huge losses to our knowledge of cardiovascular disease and other conditions.

A Third Of Us 'Cannot Afford Healthy Food'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK

Rising food prices have left a nearly third of people in the UK struggling to afford healthy food despite a desire to eat more healthily, a charity su...

Children and Families Bill Offers Standardised Pack Hope

Simon Gillespie | Posted 06.12.2013 | UK Politics
Simon Gillespie

The British Heart Foundation and a host of charities and organisations, concerned about the health implications of smoking, want to see cigarettes across the UK wrapped in standardised packs as soon as possible. And the British Heart Foundation's new poll reveals eight in 10 teenagers agree.

Heart Attacks: All You Need To Know About Symptoms, Risk, Prevention

The Huffington Post UK | Alice Harvey | Posted 27.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle

To mark World Heart Day (29th September 2013) the World Heart Federation is raising awareness about cardiovascular disease (CVD). CVD is a conditio...

Should Schoolchildren Be Taught CPR?

PA | Posted 25.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education

All school children should be taught how to resuscitate someone in an emergency, a charity has said, after it emerged around 6,000 people could be sav...

Stress Can Double The Chance Of A Heart Attack, Study Shows

The Huffington Post UK | PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

We've long since known that too much stress is bad for you, and a large scale study has revealed that experiencing stress can increase the likelihood ...

Alzheimer's Drugs Could Reduce Risk Of Heart Attack

PA | Posted 05.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Some Alzheimer's drugs could reduce the risk of heart attacks and death, according to research. Scientists in Sweden studied over 7,000 people with...

Ban This Filth!

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 15.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Listen up ladies, a survey has discovered what many of us already know first hand: wearing hotpants, miniskirts, see-through blouses and low-cut tops ...

Decrease Job Stress For A Healthy Heart

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle

If that enticing job offer involves piling on the stress, it might pay to think again. The popular idea that over-demanding work increases the risk...

Gardening, Country Walks And Gentle Sports Can Cut Heart Disease Risk

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 14.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A University College London (UCL) study has discovered that a moderate increase in exercise when you retire can make big improvements to your heart he...

Tackling the 'Silent Salesman' Glitzy Cigarette Packets - Plain Packs are an Idea Worth Trying

Michael Dugher | Posted 18.09.2012 | UK Politics
Michael Dugher

I don't believe that plain packaging is going to stop all young people from starting smoking, but it may well prevent some from doing so.

We Need Easier Access to Patient Data

Professor Peter Weissberg | Posted 31.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Peter Weissberg

There need to be robust checks in place to protect the confidentiality of patients, but at the moment it's too difficult to make the new breakthroughs that NHS records make possible. It's slowing down discoveries, and it makes research more expensive.

Heart Attack Symptoms You’re Likely To Ignore

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 30.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Although conventional wisdom has it that when a heart attack strikes, it delivers an immediate, crushing pain to the chest – warning signs actually ...

Daisy's Frock Rides Lowe

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.05.2012 | Home

Daisy Lowe decided to take fashion inspiration from her name last night. The model was sporting a low-cut white frock as she attended the British H...

Invisible Killers: High Cholesterol and High Blood Pressure

Dr Mike Knapton | Posted 27.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Mike Knapton

High cholesterol and high blood pressure rarely have any symptoms - which may be part of the reason why medication for these conditions isn't taken as prescribed. These conditions are invisible killers.

Could Drinking Beetroot Juice Lower Your Blood Pressure?

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 23.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Drinking even small doses of beetroot juice can lower blood pressure, cutting the risk of heart disease and stroke, new research has revealed. A pr...

New Blood Test Detects Heart Attack Risk

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A new blood test may in future help doctors identify patients at risk of a heart attack, scientists have said. Research has revealed unusual cells ...

Stub Out The Habit

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 15.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle

According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), 20% of the British population consider themselves as a smoker. Despite this being lower tha...

Why That One Can Of Fizz Damages The Heart

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A can of fizzy drink increases the risk of heart disease by nearly a quarter– and it’s men who are most at risk, scientists have warned. Accord...

Heart Failure ‘Linked To The Brain’

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 01.02.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Australian researchers have discovered a link between heart failure and the decline in mental processes and a loss of grey matter in the brain, accord...

Heart Attack Deaths On The Decline

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 26.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle

According to a recent study by leading health experts, the number of people dying from heart attacks has halved in just under a decade. Researcher...

Does An Aspirin A Day Cause More Harm Than Good?

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Healthy people who take a daily dose of aspirin to reduce their risk of a heart attack or stroke, may be doing themselves more harm than good, new res...

You'll Never Guess What 25% Of Young Smokers Believe

PA | Posted 29.12.2011 | UK

More than a quarter of young smokers believe cigarettes in "glitzy" packaging are less harmful than other brands, a health charity has warned. A re...

What Was This Year's Least Wanted Present?

PA | Posted 26.02.2012 | UK

The X Factor winner's single is the least welcome present found under Christmas trees in Britain, according to new research. A quarter of people po...

Young People Live On Junk Food, Warn Health Experts

PA | Posted 22.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Many British youngsters are still living on a daily diet of junk food and failing to eat enough fruit and veg, a survey suggests. Alm...