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Communities raise vital funds for heart research

Authored by News Desk

Hundreds of generous fundraisers across the South of England have joined the fight against heart disease by raising an almost £336,000 for the British Heart Foundation’s (BHF) life saving research through its Do Your Own Thing campaign.

From fun runs and sponsored spin-a-thons, to charity quiz nights and bake sales, dedicated supporters across the region have been showing they’re all...

Over four fifths of people in SW would give to a good cause

Authored by Mary

New statistics released by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) reveal just how generous South West residents are with two thirds saying giving to charity is important to them.

The nation’s heart charity surveyed 2,000 people to uncover our favourite fundraising habits to encourage everyone to hold a fundraising event to help raise money for life saving research.

The BHF found...

Just Walk all over heart disease for BHF

Authored by Mary

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) is calling on everyone in the South West to mark National Walking Month this May by signing up to Just Walk to help raise money for life saving research.

Just Walk invites family, friends and colleagues to put their best foot forward and arrange a walk in a location, time and distance of their choice to help raise money in the fight against heart...

Smokers warned of amputation risk

Authored by Mary

Experts are warning that more than a million people in the UK – 90% of whom are smokers or ex-smokers- could be living with a serious vascular condition that can lead to leg amputation or a fatal heart attack.

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) is urging smokers to give up the deadly habit on No Smoking Day (9 March) and lower their risk of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) – a silent...

Half of people in SW have heart disease fears

Authored by Mary

Almost three quarters of people in the South West have someone in their family with risk factors that put them greater risk of heart disease, according to new statistics released ahead of the British Heart Foundation’s (BHF) Wear it. Beat it. campaign to get the nation wearing red to fight heart disease on Friday 5th February.

The BHF poll revealed over half of people in the South West...

Half of adults in SW never speak to loved ones about family medical history

Authored by Sarah Parker

Almost half of adults in the South West are shying away from potentially life saving conversations with their loved ones about health conditions that run in the family, according to new statistics released ahead of the British Heart Foundation’s (BHF) Wear It Beat It campaign to get the nation wearing red to fight heart disease on Friday 5th February.

Having a family history of...

Plymouth shoppers help BHF to Bag It. Beat It.

Authored by Mary

Drake Circus Shopping Centre’s customers help the British Heart Foundation to Bag It. Beat It.

Drake Circus Shopping Centre’s 2015 Bag It. Beat It. stock appeal for The British Heart Foundation (BHF) launched on Wednesday 30th September when the Lord Mayor of Plymouth, Councillor John Mahony, donated the first bag of items. The items will now go on to be sold in BHF shops and help...

Office workers urged to get moving

Authored by Mary

Almost half (45%) of office workers in the South West spend less than 30 minutes a day walking around at work, according to new statistics released ahead of the first On Your Feet Britain campaign to get office workers moving more.

Get Britain Standing is partnering with the British Heart Foundation to launch the UK’s first On Your Feet Britain campaign on 24th April, encouraging...

Light jogging the key to living longer

Authored by Sarah Parker

Jogging between one and two-and-a-half hours a week could be the answer to living longer according a new study.

Researchers from Copenhagen followed 1,098 healthy joggers and 3,950 non joggers to investigate how different running habits affected their long-term health.

The study, which looked at frequency of running, hours jogged and individual pace, found participants were...

New drug target could reduce risk of heart attacks

Authored by Sarah Parker

Researchers identify a new drug target which could reduce the furring of arteries lowering risk of heart attacks

A new study shows how a small protein called fractalkine may increase the furring of arteries in people. The researchers, from the University of Oxford, say developing drugs to target and reduce the amount of fractalkine could be a new way to slow furring of the arteries,...

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