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People who are 'healthy' obese are at risk of heart disease

17 May 2017

We comment on research from the University of Birmingham which has found that people who are 'healthy' obese are at greater risk of heart disease than people of a normal weight.

May Measurement Month launched to raise awareness of high blood pressure

16 May 2017

BHF is supporting May Measurement Month, a worldwide screening initiative aimed at highlighting the need for increased blood pressure awareness.

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.