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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.

Historic moment as opt-out system for organ donation passes final parliamentary vote

26 February 2019

The new ‘opt-out’ organ donation system has today passed its final parliamentary vote, meaning that everyone in England will soon be presumed to consent to donating their organs unless they register their decision to opt-out on the NHS organ donation register.

Heart failure survival rates stubbornly low

14 February 2019

Survival after a diagnosis of heart failure in the United Kingdom has shown only modest improvement in the 21st century and lags behind other serious conditions, such as cancer, finds a large study published by The BMJ today.