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£54 million awarded to tackle disease through big data

6 February 2018

Health Data Research UK awards £54 million funding to six consortia of world leading UK universities and research institutes to fuel scientific advances using data science – part funded by the BHF.

New device trial for heart failure patients in Scotland

6 February 2018

Researchers at the University of Glasgow are using tiny injectable heart monitors to monitor the heart rhythms of people with heart failure. Part-funded by the BHF, the project will help doctors to understand how abnormal heart rhythms affect heart failure, helping to improve outcomes for patients in the future.

Average age of stroke victims is getting younger according to new figures released today by PHE

1 February 2018

The average age of stroke victims is getting younger according to new figures released today by Public Health England.

Type 2 diabetics at increased risk of dementia, study suggests

26 January 2018

People with type 2 diabetes are at increased risk of diseases that affect our cognitive abilities, like dementia, according to a new study published today in the journal Diabetologia.

International Kawasaki Day 2018

26 January 2018

Kawasaki Disease is the leading cause of acquired heart disease in UK children. Research shows UK outcomes remain amongst the poorest in the western world with about a third of treated children still having heart damage.

First aid skills shortage in the UK

26 January 2018

Three of the UK’s largest charities are seeking public support for first aid to become a compulsory part of the school curriculum, following new research which shows more than nine in ten adults (95%) would not be able to save lives in first aid emergencies.

Focus on atrial fibrillation would help tackle burden of stroke in Scotland

23 January 2018

A new report published today says that Scotland has an important opportunity to reduce the burden of stroke on its healthcare system by focusing on Atrial Fibrillation (AF). AF is a major cause of stroke and nearly 50,000 people are undiagnosed.

Scientists in Reading to investigate blood clot formation to help stop heart attack

22 January 2018

Researchers will study a group of proteins called connexins that are believed to play a crucial role in clot formation.

Half of UK heart attack patients missing out on lifesaving aftercare

18 January 2018

Thousands of heart attack patients are missing out on cardiac rehabilitation following a heart attack, increasing their risk of suffering a fatal heart attack, according to new figures published today.