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Heart transplant figures drop, new figures show

18 July 2019

New figures published today by showed that the number of heart transplants dropped in the year to March 2019.

BHF welcomes pledge to adopt WHO guidelines on air pollution

16 July 2019

The BHF has today welcomed Environment Secretary Michael Gove’s commitment to adopting World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines on air pollution.

BHF calls for clean air

20 June 2019

The BHF is calling for cleaner air this Clean Air Day

Women less likely to receive bystander CPR than men, research shows

22 May 2019

New research published today in the European Heart Journal has suggested that women are less likely receive bystander CPR or survive a cardiac arrest than men.

Four million people are living with untreated high blood pressure, new estimates show

3 May 2019

Four million people under the age of 65 in the UK are living with untreated high blood pressure, according to new estimates we have produced.

New diabetes patient diagnosed every 3 minutes, analysis shows

1 April 2019

New analysis has shown that one person is diagnosed with type 2 diabetes every three minutes in England and Wales.

Health secretary urges national debate on ethics of genomic medicine

20 March 2019

The Health Secretary Matt Hancock today urged a national debate on the ethics around genomic medicine, as he revealed that he has recently undergone a genetic test.

Eggs linked to heart disease and death, study suggests

15 March 2019

High levels of dietary cholesterol, like those found in eggs, are linked to an increased risk of heart and circulatory disease, or even death, according to a new study published in JAMA.

Public Health England outlines measures needed to improve air quality across the UK

11 March 2019

The health body Public Health England (PHE) has today published a review of evidence on how to improve air quality in the United Kingdom.

Mayor of London issues air pollution alert

26 February 2019

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has issued an air pollution alert in response to worryingly poor air quality.