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Office workers fear sitting too long could be impacting their health

27 March 2015

Almost half of women (45%) and almost two fifths of men (37%) working in UK offices spend less than 30 minutes a day walking around at work, according to new statistics released ahead of the first On Your Feet Britain campaign to get office workers moving more.

Government funding for one year is not enough

27 March 2015

Government funding until 2016 for the indirect costs of charity-funded research has been confirmed. Alongside the other major medical research charities, we are calling for a long term commitment to the Charity Research Support Fund.

Parents feel banning junk food ads could cut childhood obesity

26 March 2015

New statistics show the majority of UK parents believe stopping children being exposed to junk food adverts could cut childhood obesity, as the British Heart Foundation delivered a 30,000 strong petition to ban the adverts before 9pm to Britain’s most famous street.

Celeb shoes up for auction

25 March 2015

Top celebrities such as Sir Tom Jones, Jonathan Ross, Jack Wilshere, Vivienne Westwood, Katie Price and over 50 more famous faces have donated their shoes to be auctioned off on our eBay site as part of Good Morning Britain’s Heels 4 Hearts campaign.

Air pollution increases the risk of stroke

24 March 2015

New research from the University of Edinburgh, that we funded, has shown that recent exposure to air pollution increases the risk of hospitalisation or death from stroke.

Jake Bugg laces up his trainers in the fight against heart disease

23 March 2015

Musician, Jake Bugg, has enlisted a number of big names from the Nottingham music scene to take part in a football tournament to raise vital funds for our lifesaving research.

Long term conditions impacting quality of life

20 March 2015

Leading charities have united to call on the NHS to improve care for people with long term conditions.

Why the next government must maintain the science budget

20 March 2015

BHF Professor Michael Schneider of Imperial College London writes about why the science budget must be maintained by the next government.

Dietary guidelines can help reduce risk of cardiovascular disease by a third

19 March 2015

Sticking to national dietary guidelines could reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) by a third, according to a study.

Questions raised about the cholesterol-lowering drug rosuvastatin

18 March 2015

A doctor has questioned the use of the cholesterol-lowering drug rosuvastatin (Crestor).