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Only half of people taking statins reduce their cholesterol effectively

16 April 2019

New research from Nottingham University shows that around half of people taking statins do not see their cholesterol drop to the recommended levels within two years.

Leeds researchers awarded new grant to study the structure of deadly blood clots

16 April 2019

Scientists in Leeds, funded by the British Heart Foundation, are to study the structure of blood clots, to help prevent heart attacks and improve treatment.

Judith Dando runs The London Marathon for the BHF

3 April 2019

Judith Dando runs The London Marathon for the BHF in memory of her beloved cousin, Jill Dando

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.

New hospital funding in Birmingham to detect deadly heart condition

1 April 2019

More people in the West Midlands will be screened for a deadly inherited heart condition called HCM thanks to new funding from the Miles Frost Fund and the BHF.

BHF commits to moving towards zero emission vans

26 March 2019

We've made a significant step in the fight against air pollution by signing up to the Clean Van Commitment (CVC).

New Sheffield research could help to develop preventative treatments for heart disease

25 March 2019

Researchers at the University of Sheffield are studying if ‘turning off’ a protein helps to prevent heart attacks & strokes with funding from the British Heart Foundation

Dr Hazel Wallace announced as BHF ambassador

25 March 2019

Dr Hazel Wallace aka. The Food Medic is officially announced as BHF ambassador. On Saturday, Hazel got to meet our One Beat Members at a cookery workshop.

Algae could prevent limb amputation

20 March 2019

A new algae-based treatment could reduce the need for amputation in people with critical limb ischaemia, according to new research funded by the British Heart Foundation.

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.