British Heart Foundation

Scientists Have Worked Out How To Save A 'Dead' Heart After A Heart Attack

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 17.10.2017 | UK Tech

Surviving a heart attack is only half of the battle as 20% of patients will go on to have another cardiac arrest within 12 months of the first one, pa...

Scientists Were Able To Completely Reverse Heart Failure In Animals

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 05.10.2017 | UK Tech

Scientists have successfully been able to reverse heart failure in animals, after uncovering a previously-unknown part of the organ that is totally se...

A Drone Could Save Your Life In The Time Before Paramedics Arrive

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Tech

Drones are being trialled in Sweden as a way to get emergency medical care to patients who have suffered a cardiac arrest, in the precious window of t...

A Simple Blood Test Could Predict The Chances Of Surviving After An Operation

Press Association | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK Tech

Something as simple as a blood test could help predict a patient’s chances of surviving after surgery, a study has suggested. By looking at the leve...

How Getting Married Could 'Protect Your Health'

PA | Rachel Moss | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Getting married could be good for your health, a new study suggests. Experts have found that people living with any of the three biggest risk factors ...

The Very Real Effects Air Pollution Has On Your Health

Phillip Othen | Posted 05.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

The World Health Organisation reports that each year 3.7 million people die prematurely from the effects of outdoor air pollution. 80% of air pollutio...

Some Heart Attack Patients May Not Actually Benefit From Beta-Blockers

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 30.05.2017 | UK Tech

Current medical guidelines in the UK mean that if you have a heart attack, you will automatically be prescribed beta-blocker drugs on the NHS. Howeve...

39p Drug Skin Patch Could 'Dramatically' Improve Stroke Survival

Press Association | Natasha Hinde | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A skin patch could save thousands of lives by improving the chances of surviving a stroke, researchers have claimed. The patch, which costs 39p, is ap...

If You Don't Have This Blood Type You May Be At Increased Risk Of A Heart Attack Or Stroke

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 01.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Just over half of the people in the UK may be at an increased risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke due to their blood type, according to a new s...

Saturated Fats 'Do Not Clog Arteries And Cause Heart Disease', Cardiologists Claim

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

The idea that saturated fats clog up arteries and therefore causes heart disease is “plain wrong”, experts have claimed. Writing in the British Jo...

Teen Creates Life-Saving Code For Heart Attack Victims While On Work Experience

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education

A teenager on work experience has created an award-winning code that could save the lives of heart attack victims. Ben Wald, 16, devised a system to ...

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 02.07.2017 | 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...