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More Children Than Ever Leaving Primary School Obese

26 November 2015

BHF is urging the Government to produce a robust childhood obesity strategy after more children than ever are leaving primary school overweight or obese.

New target for obesity treatment

25 November 2015

Researchers we fund have shown how a protein made by the body reduces a person’s ability to burn fats. Drugs which block this protein could be used as a new treatment of obesity.

The Government agrees to protect the science budget

25 November 2015

BHF welcomes the outcome of today's Comprehensive Spending Review where the Government committed to protecting their investment in medical research

Women risk delayed treatment as heart disease goes undiagnosed

24 November 2015

We're calling for better awareness as survey shows women struggle to detect symptoms and get diagnosed.

Hold a Quizmas Party and join the fight against heart disease

23 November 2015

With just four weeks to Christmas the British Heart Foundation is calling on people to kick off the festivities early this year by holding a Quizmas Party to help its life saving research.

Government blocks First Aid Bill that could save thousands of lives each year

20 November 2015

The Government failed to back a Private Members’ Bill today to ensure all young people are given the opportunity to learn first aid, including CPR, in secondary schools.

Important data based research under threat

19 November 2015

Population research has been saving lives for hundreds of years, but now it is coming under threat from a new law. Help us campaign to change it and protect our life saving work.

Promising new sepsis treatment boosted by BHF funding

18 November 2015

A promising new drug for sepsis is on the horizon thanks to new funding from the British Heart Foundation, which could help take the laboratory discovery at the MRC Clinical Sciences Centre into the clinic.