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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.

Olivia Arben announced as BHF Ambassador

15 March 2019

BHF hosted an intimate dinner at Sushi Samba to announce model Olivia Arben as an official Ambassador.

BHF gender pay gap figures are well below national average

14 March 2019

These are the BHF's gender pay gap figures for last year, which have come out as well below national average. This also addresses next steps to reduce the figures even further.

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.

Potential new heart attack treatment

7 March 2019

Researchers part-funded by the British Heart Foundation have found a potential new way to treat heart attacks

BHF awards £34m to top universities, helping to safeguard UK’s world-class research status

4 March 2019

We've awarded £34m in grants to support world-class heart and circulatory research at the UK's top universities. The awards empower universities to attract and nurture the very best talent and enable the agility needed to exploit new ideas and technologies.

Smartphone ECG could be used in A&E to detect serious heart conditions

4 March 2019

A smartphone-based ECG recorder is five times more effective at diagnosing heart rhythm problems than standard tests, according to new research.

The BHF diagnoses 3000th person with life-threateningly high cholesterol

2 March 2019

Three thousand people across England and Scotland have now been diagnosed with life threateningly high cholesterol, thanks to cascade testing services the BHF helped to fund.

Could our viewing habits be affecting our health?

28 February 2019

New research has revealed that watching television for more than three and a half hours a day in later life is associated with a decline in memory.

Celebrities help beat heartbreak forever by attending The Beating Hearts Ball

27 February 2019

Pippa Middleton and Vernon Kay and a host of famous faces graced the red carpet for the British Heart Foundation’s (BHF) annual fundraising gala, The Beating Hearts Ball.