British Heart Foundation

This Groundbreaking Drug Could Regenerate Damaged Tissue After A Heart Attack

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK Tech

US researchers claim to have identified a groundbreaking drug that could restore heart muscle function following a heart attack. A new study describes...

Get Your Hands Off My Chocolate British Heart Foundation

Sophie Gallagher | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Gallagher

First they came for the trans fats, and I did not speak out, because science. Then they came for the salt, and I did not speak out, because we could all do with a little less of that hidden in our dinner. Then they came for the chocolate, and I said, now this gets personal.

Hundreds Of Thousands In UK 'At Risk Of Sudden Death From Silent Heart Conditions'

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Around 620,000 people in the UK are carrying a faulty gene that puts them at high risk of developing coronary heart disease or experiencing sudden dea...

Scientists May Have Discovered Why Some Coffee Drinkers Live Longer

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Tech

People who drink three to five cups of coffee a day – even if it’s decaf – may live longer, according to a study published back in 2015. While t...

A Cheap Blood Test Could Reveal If You Have A Hidden Heart Disease

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 20.12.2016 | UK Tech

A cheap blood test could accurately predict when seemingly healthy patients are at risk of ‘silent’ heart attacks. The test, developed at the Univ...

Stem Cell Implants Could Be The Key To Reversing Heart Failure

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 25.07.2016 | UK Tech

People suffering from irreversible heart disease, as many as 40 million patients globally, may have new hope after a breakthrough in stem cell treatme...

The Slow Demise of the Charity Shop Experience

Kris Griffiths | Posted 04.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kris Griffiths

Charity shops have been good to me over the years. At least half of my book and record collection, and a quarter of my wardrobe, can trace their lineage to Oxfams and Sue Ryders across the land.

Diet is Half the Solution to Childhood Obesity - Physical Activity Plays an Important Part Too

Joe Irvin | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK Parents
Joe Irvin

It's difficult to open a newspaper at the moment and not read about the proposed 'sugar tax'. As we know, this is an attempt to tackle the ballooning childhood obesity problem. What you might not know is just how big the problem is.

Charity Begins at Home...

Steph Weller | Posted 16.09.2016 | UK
Steph Weller

If 'charity begins at home' means that you should take care of family, close friends and neighbours, then yes, shouldn't we all be doing that anyway? ...

Exploring the Genetic Links Between Height and Coronary Heart Disease

Professor Peter Weissberg | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Peter Weissberg

Researchers have known for some time that there is relationship between height and coronary heart disease risk. However this is the first piece of science to establish that this genetic link exists regardless of influences from other socioeconomic or environmental factors.

The Government Must Act on Air Pollution

Simon Gillespie | Posted 25.05.2015 | UK Politics
Simon Gillespie

There is a consensus in the medical community and among the major charities in this area. There is overwhelming and terrifying evidence, which is increasing every year. So we are all calling on the UK Government, ahead of the UK Supreme Court ruling on this issue next month..

The Science of Mending Broken Hearts

Simon Gillespie | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Gillespie

Heart failure isn't as well-known as its major cause - heart attack, which can permanently damage the heart affecting its ability to function. But heart failure's lack of awareness is not reflective of its impact.

Lifesaving Research Is Stalling Without Access to Patient Data

Simon Gillespie | Posted 08.02.2015 | 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 ...