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2015

News from the first day of the ESC Congress

29 August 2015

We report on some of the main news coming out of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress in London. Research on napping, coffee and watching television hit the headlines.

Heart attack survivor takes BHF mascot on whirlwind tour of Europe to fight heart disease

27 August 2015

A heart attack survivor has cycled over 2,000 miles from Burnley to Corfu with British Heart Foundation (BHF) mascot “Artie Beat” to help support the charity’s new Raise Funds Your Way Campaign.

Cardiovascular disease is Europe's biggest killer

26 August 2015

Research that we funded has shown the extent of cardiovascular disease across Europe, where it is the biggest killer. Despite an over 40 per cent drop in death rates in the UK, there is much work to be done in research and prevention to end the sudden devastation of heart disease.

Heart attacks kill 200 people of working age every week

25 August 2015

New figures show heart attacks kill 200 people of working age each week.

Get active with London's Heart Trail

21 August 2015

British Heart Foundation and VisitLondon.com launch the London Heart Trail, an interactive walk along Southbank from the London Eye to Tower Bridge.

Working long hours linked to stroke and heart disease

20 August 2015

BHF-funded research has shown that working 55 hours or more per week is linked to a 33% greater risk of stroke and a 13% increased risk of coronary heart disease

Running all over heart disease

19 August 2015

In June, Cat Lee, 24, headed to Southern France to run the Camino de Santiago trail which would take her from France across Northern Spain. Through this 1,000km challenge, Cat hoped to raise £1,000 in honour of her father.

Response to evidence review showing that e-cigarettes are 95% less harmful than tobacco

19 August 2015

A landmark review published today by Public Health England (PHE) has concluded that e-cigarettes are significantly less harmful to health than tobacco

Close to half of British adults do no exercise

17 August 2015

A survey, conducted by our corporate partner David Lloyd Leisure, marking the start of our two year partnership, reveals that 44 percent British adults claim they do no exercise whatsoever

New figures show UK workers are in need of excitement

14 August 2015

New figures show UK workers find their work away days boring and dull, so why not try something more exciting.