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Smoking and diabetes are biggest risk factors for peripheral artery disease

19 September 2017

Smoking and diabetes are the two leading risk factors for peripheral artery disease (PAD), a narrowing of the arteries which can lead to limb amputation

Study finds physical activity outside of school is vital for child health

15 September 2017

Physical activity outside of school is vital for child health, and could play a vital role in helping children meet government recommendations, according to new British Heart Foundation-funded research in Bristol.

Government publishes paper on science after Brexit

6 September 2017

Today the Government has published its position paper on Science and Brexit. This long-awaited paper sets out what the UK would like to see from a new relationship with the EU when it comes to scientific research.

Statins reduce deaths from heart disease by 28 per cent in men

6 September 2017

Statins cut the risk of death by heart attack by over a quarter in men, according to a study published today in Circulation.

Record numbers of hospital visits by women with heart disease and stroke

6 September 2017

The number of women visiting hospital with heart disease or stroke has hit an all-time high. There has been a surge of 100,000 visits in just a decade.

Hundreds of transplants missed each year

4 September 2017

More than three families a week say no to organ donation because they didn’t know what their relative wanted, according to new figures released by NHS Blood and Transplant.

One in ten men aged 50 have a heart age 10 years older than they are

4 September 2017

One in ten men aged 50 have a heart age 10 years older than they are, according to analysis from the heart age test.

Nearly half of Brits admit they throw away clothing instead of donating to charity

31 August 2017

As part of the BHF's Bag It Beat It campaign, the charity reveals that nearly half of brits admit they throw away clothing instead of donating to charity because they can’t be bothered!

New Life Science Strategy launched in the UK

30 August 2017

The UK should invest hundreds of millions of pounds in high-risk research programmes, according to the Government's new Life Sciences Industrial Strategy.

Study points to disparities in heart attack care for patients with long-term health conditions

30 August 2017

Heart attack patients with long-term health conditions are significantly less likely to receive optimal care, compared to those with no long-term condition.