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£30m Big Beat Challenge now open

25 January 2019

One of the largest ever grants of its kind, applications for the £30m Big Beat Challenge are now open worldwide

Join the decluttering movement and donate pre-loved items to the British Heart Foundation

24 January 2019

Been inspired by Marie Kondo’s decluttering philosophy? But don’t know what to do with pre-loved items that no long truly spark joy? We are encouraging those having a clear-out to donate quality items to us to help raise vital funds for life-saving research.

A daily aspirin is not for everyone

23 January 2019

The health risks of taking a daily aspirin outweigh the benefits if you have no history of heart and circulatory disease, according to new research.

Artificial intelligence set to decode heart attack and stroke risk

22 January 2019

BHF partners with the Alan Turing Institute to tackle heart disease and stroke using artificial intelligence.

Olympian Dani Rowe takes on Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 to help put the brakes on heart and circulatory diseases

22 January 2019

Olympian Dani Rowe takes on Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 for the Miles Frost Fund, in partnership with the British Heart Foundation to help put the brakes on heart and circulatory diseases.

New research could advance treatments for people living with damaged hearts

21 January 2019

Research at the University of Cambridge could find an effective therapy for people living with heart failure.

A fifth of people would dodge the law to get their hands on chocolate if they had to

21 January 2019

The British Heart Foundation reveals how chocoholics in the UK would go to almost any lengths to get their hand on a bar of chocolate.

All the gear, no idea! Britain's hobbies have a shelf life of 16 months

15 January 2019

We released new figures today that reveal the shelf-life of a hobby is just 16 months.

Leeds research could see new approach to treating heart attack patients

14 January 2019

BHF-funded study uses MRI scanning techniques to look at hearts within hours of a heart attack, with a view to developing more patient-specific treatment.

Government launches Clean Air Strategy to tackle air pollution

14 January 2019

The Government has today published its Clean Air Strategy, which aims to clean up the UK’s air and reduce the damaging impact air pollution has on public health.