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New statistics reveal effect of modern day lifestyles on family life

12 May 2017

A new survey by the BHF has revealed the stresses of modern day living are putting a considerable strain on family life as it's revealed the average UK family last spent time together nearly two months ago.

New study suggests pain killers could increase risk of heart attack

10 May 2017

New study in BMJ shows heightened risk of heart attacks found with common painkillers in routine use

Plans to tackle air pollution crisis become clearer

5 May 2017

Following last week’s court order, the Government has published draft plans to tackle the air pollution crisis which contributes to 40,000 deaths a year in the UK.

Medicine patch could revolutionise stroke treatment

5 May 2017

A medicine skin patch could greatly improve the chances of someone surviving a stroke, according to researchers that we fund.

Our Chief Executive thanks Prince Philip for his commitment as Patron

4 May 2017

The BHF has today paid tribute to HRH the Duke of Edinburgh for more than 50 years of work as Patron, following news he will retire from public duty later this year

Muscle pain is less commonly reported when patients don't know they're on statins

3 May 2017

We comment on a study showing that muscle-related symptoms are less commonly reported when patients and their doctors are unaware that statin therapy is being used, compared to when they are aware.

Government delay bid unsuccessful for air pollution report, rules High Court

27 April 2017

A bid by the Government to delay publishing its plans to tackle illegal air pollution until after the General Election has failed at the High Court.

Saturated fat claims are misleading

26 April 2017

Claims made about saturated fat in a recent editorial are unhelpful and misleading.

Study improves understanding of how air pollution causes heart disease

26 April 2017

Our research has found that tiny nanoparticles, like those found in air pollution, can travel into the blood and accumulate in diseased blood vessels.

New guidelines could reduce the number of missed heart attacks by 80 per cent

25 April 2017

Introducing new guidelines for diagnosing heart attacks using a blood test could stop heart attacks being missed and save more lives.