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Our News section has the latest news and analysis about everything to do with heart health and healthy lifestyles, plus our Behind the Headlines stories.
News reports claim there’s a crisis in your doctor’s surgery, with patients struggling to get appointments. Lucy Trevallion investigates the reality and what it means for you.
According to media coverage, a drug called canakinumab could cut your risk of heart attacks and cancer. We look at the research behind the headlines.
Carrying extra pounds does raise your risk of heart disease, however healthy you seem to be, a new study has said. We look behind the headlines.
Working long hours has been associated with an increased risk of atrial fibrillation, new research has suggested. But how much are you risking your health by working overtime?
This summer marks 10 years since UK citizens were banned from smoking in enclosed public spaces. Lucy Trevallion looks at how it’s changed our health
According to recent news, chocolate could reduce your risk of the most common irregular heartbeat. Before you rush to the shops, we look behind the headlines.
According to recent news coverage, taking it easy on a two-week holiday could be deadly, causing diabetes, heart conditions, and obesity. We debunk the disturbing headlines.
'Diet' or 'low-calorie’ soft drinks that contain artificial sweeteners could increase your risk of stroke, according to the latest news coverage. We look behind the headlines
News stories have suggested that if you have grey or white hair you’re at an increased risk of heart disease. We go behind the headlines.
A new study has linked drinking alcohol with a healthier heart. But, don’t pick up the wine bottle yet, as we look behind the headlines.
Air pollution contributes to around 40,000 premature deaths in the UK each year and is linked to heart attack and stroke. Our animation explains how air pollution affects your body and how you can reduce your risk.
News stories have suggested that if you skip breakfast you can increase your risk of heart disease. But are you really risking your health if you’re not a breakfast person?
We report on new research that has linked obesity with lower risk of in-hospital death after heart surgery.
We examine research that shows for the first time how stress could cause heart attacks and stroke
News stories have suggested that cramming all your physical activity into the weekend could have the same benefits as regular exercise. We look behind the headlines.
Leaving the European Union will bring many changes that could affect scientific research and the NHS. We explore the issues and look at what happens next.
Want to know what's hot right now when it comes to diets and ingredients? We explain the pros and cons of the latest food trends.
Being in a stable marriage means you’re more likely to survive a stroke, according to the Daily Mail. Is there truth behind the headlines?
Some newspapers have claimed that cooking at high temperatures can increase your risk of heart disease. We look behind the headlines.
The BHF gives its view on news stories about a possible association between eating one egg for breakfast and cutting your risk of a stroke
E-cigarettes are everywhere and they’re rarely out of the news. Lucy Trevallion looks at the pros and cons of vaping.
We report on a study that links ibuprofen with heart failure. Should you be worried, or is the research limited?
Almost a third of heart attack patients are wrongly diagnosed on their initial hospital diagnosis, new research claims. We look behind the headlines.
News reports suggest that if you do 90 minutes of housework a day you could significantly cut your chances of developing heart disease and stroke. But is it time to grab a mop?
Our readers share their stories of living with heart conditions and their views on everything from the progress of medical science to cardiac rehabilitation.
We analyse news stories that your treatment after a heart attack varies hugely depending on where you live.
A small study has found that listening to Mozart for 25 minutes could reduce your blood pressure. Is it time for doctors to prescribe a daily dose of classical music? We look behind the headlines.
A controversial study has argued that if you have a high LDL (bad) cholesterol level when you are aged over 60 you will live longer. Can we trust these bold claims?
Interpreting health information isn’t always easy. Whether it’s getting to grips with a condition, the effects of your medication or reading Heart Matters, health literacy is more important than you might think.
New research has claimed that this will increase your risk of death from heart disease and stroke. We analyse whether this is scare-mongering or something to take seriously.
You should tuck into some cheese, cut out all sugar, and forget about counting calories, a controversial report has claimed. Is it true?
We give the BHF view on news stories reporting that potatoes will increase your risk of hypertension, otherwise known as high blood pressure.
We analyse news stories based on research about whether drinking more wine or beer can lower your risk of coronary heart disease.
We look at media coverage of a story suggesting that media coverage about statins could lead to more deaths from heart disease.
We report on a study that links loneliness and social isolation with an increased risk of a heart attack or stroke.
Losing a partner could put you at risk of atrial fibrillation, according to recent news stories. We look behind the headlines.
We look at media coverage of a story suggesting women are more likely to have a heart attack if they have endometriosis.
It’s easy to take media coverage of health stories at face value, but a degree of scepticism is important, as we explain.
We report on a study which says that eating fruit and vegetables with high levels of flavonoids may help prevent weight gain.
We report on a study which says that being a healthy weight is more important than being physically fit when it comes to premature death.
We know you love Heart Matters recipes - they're delicious, heart-healthy and easy to follow, with full nutritional information. Here are 10 of the recipes most popular with readers in 2015.
Behind the headlines: debunking the heart health stories that are making the news.
We meet many amazing survivors, who show that heart problems don't need to be the end of life as you know it. Here are their most inspiring pieces of advice.
We examine claims that drinking coffee regularly can help you to live longer.
Heart events can knock your confidence and make the prospect of exercise daunting, so getting back to the activities you love seems impossible. But it can be done. Here are 10 inspiring stories of getting active again.
Being a woman with a heart condition isn't always easy. From caring responsibilities to difficulty with diagnosis, we present the results of our survey.
Explore our infographic with exclusive survey results on what it's like to be a woman with a heart condition.
We analyse news coverage of research suggesting that fidgeting can erase the damaging effects of spending a lot of time sitting down.
We give the BHF view on news stories about potential risks of pacemakers and ICDs.
We take an in depth look at research suggesting that women lose more years of life to a heart attack than men.