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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.

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.

Organ donation law change could save lives in Scotland

25 February 2019

BHF Scotland encourages MSPs to back the bill in vital organ donation vote on 26 February

New BHF policies on bullying, harassment and research misconduct

18 February 2019

The British Heart Foundation has formalised its policies on bullying, harassment and research misconduct in the research community.

Glenn Hoddle to work with the BHF following cardiac arrest

18 February 2019

Glenn Hoddle has announced his plans to work with the BHF following his cardiac arrest last October. In an interview with the Sun, Glenn discussed his cardiac arrest publically for the first time and used the opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of CPR and defibrillation.

Mending broken hearts this Valentine's Day

14 February 2019

Research funded by the British Heart Foundation is developing stem cell heart 'patches' that could one day cure heart failure.